Q: How do you manage a growing firm during a pandemic?
A: This wasn’t in the playbook. Law firms are not designed to operate in a virtual environment. When the pandemic forced our hand, we tapped the creativity and excellence of our IT professionals combined with the energy and versatility of our team to adapt to a new normal. Now, with the benefit of our newly built offices on Wootton Parkway, we’ve re-opened our doors in a phased and safe manner.
Law firms were deemed essential businesses for a reason. Many of our clients don’t have these luxuries: restaurants, commercial landlords and tenants and business owners have suffered through challenging times brought on by the prolonged impact of Covid-19. Our clients depend on us to navigate them through troubled waters. Now is the time our clients need us most—as they deal with unanticipated problems, issues and crises. We’ve kept ourselves in a position to answer that bell.
With the highest priority being the health and well-being of our employees, we focused on maintaining a seamless experience for our clients. From a management standpoint, this means setting up fully versatile remote capabilities, while maintaining a safe office for required in-person meetings, document signings and transactions. Our courtroom team has developed expertise on remote courtroom technology, while adapting to new setups in live courtrooms.
I take great pride in the way our team has worked together to keep a client-centered focus, enabling us to earn our label as an essential business.
Jeff Schwaber, managing partner, has established a stellar reputation both for his courtroom record and for creatively and successfully resolving complex business, employment and commercial litigation cases. With a focus on complex corporate disputes, Jeff represents individuals, local and national companies in business, employment, technology, intellectual property and real estate matters.