Dear valued clients and friends of Manning Fulton,
Like so many other businesses in our community, Manning Fulton has elected to do its part to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) while ensuring all your legal needs will continue to be met with the exceptional client service you’ve come to expect.
We feel well prepared to maintain all services, while acknowledging there may be needed adjustments along the way as we, along with you, navigate through these unprecedented times. We highly value your business, and we appreciate your continued partnership with us.
To honor our responsibility to the communities in which we work and live during this national emergency, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Manning Fulton personnel will be working remotely until further notice, and Manning Fulton’s physical office locations will be closed. That said, having moved to a cloud-based operation, we are confident in our ability to work remotely, and likewise confident that our clients will not see service disruptions.
As the situation is quickly changing, we do not know how long this policy will be in effect, but we are prepared to serve clients remotely for an extended period, as well as, in limited situations, at client locations. Our attorneys and staff continue to work diligently to meet deadlines, and we have the tools and technology we need to continue to deliver for you. In short, we have been preparing for this possibility for some time and, with the exception of our virtual environment, clients should expect to work with us just as you would each day.
A few items of note:
- The methods of reaching us remain the same; our email addresses and phone numbers have not changed.
- We expect to have at least one person in each of our offices to receive packages and mail.
- We will limit in-person meetings. Instead, we encourage the use of conference calls and/or video-conferencing technology.
- We remain dedicated to our client relationships. If we need to adjust how an engagement is approached due to your changing requirements or ours, we’re committed to creative collaboration.
On Wednesday, March 18, the President signed into law H.R. 6201, including measures on which our clients may need or want to act in these challenging times. For a summary of the bill’s key provisions, or to read the bill’s full text, please click here, and contact your Manning Fulton professional to learn more.
Despite the disruptions to daily life caused by COVID-19, our passion for helping clients achieve their goals has not diminished and, regardless of what lies ahead, one thing we can count on is each other. We care about our families, colleagues, clients, your families and our community – and we are committed to supporting one another until this unprecedented time has passed.
We are grateful for the trust you have placed in us, and we invite you to contact your principal attorney with any questions or needs. We hope you and your family remain safe and healthy.
/s/ Barry D. Mann (email@example.com) and Judson A. Welborn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Co-Managing Partners