COVID-19 Updates

A Special Message of Thanks

April 6, 2020

All of us at SWC send our sincere thanks and gratitude to the heroic first responders, doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and providers and all the volunteers on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis.  We honor your selfless, tireless and dedicated service to aid the sick and those in need.  Thank you for protecting all of us and our communities.

Yours sincerely,

 The Attorneys and Staff of SWC

Our Continuing Commitment

March 27, 2020

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends.

As the week has unfolded, it is clear that the pandemic has continued to expand throughout our region and the Nation.  The impact on our lives remains uncertain.  What is plain, though, is that the heroic and selfless efforts of the health care professionals and first-responders who care for the ill and sick deserve our unending admiration and respect.  All of us at SWC honor their service.

We are committed to continuing to meet our clients’ needs.  We are closely following all legal issues that affect our practice areas, and we are analyzing the federal and state legislation and orders as they are enacted and implemented. We are developing strategies for our clients to deal with issues such as the performance of contractual obligations during the healthcare crisis, employment, environmental and corporate compliance issues resulting from orders to close business operations, insurance coverage issues, litigation issues related to the temporary closure of the courts, the impacts on local governments in providing essential services and conducting the public business notwithstanding the need to cease normal operations, the impact on real estate transactions and the issues in what amounts to a temporary moratorium on land use, zoning and building permit applications during the crisis period.  We know that everyone is receiving numerous announcements and notices by email or otherwise about the new legislation and orders.  Our focus, however, is on analyzing and understanding these issues now as well as when the crisis abates. We are planning to send periodic advisories on these matters going forward.

None of us chose the difficult times that we now confront.  Yet, we do have the ability, knowledge and wherewithal to determine and guide our responses.  That is our goal and commitment at SWC. 

We will continue to communicate as we work from our remote locations from Long Island, Manhattan, Westchester and New York City.  We extend our sincere thoughts to all as we stay home and stay healthy.

Yours Truly,

Michael H. Sahn

Special Message from SWC

March 20, 2020

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,

Events of the past week have affected all of us as we adjust to the measures we need to take to protect the health and safety of each other, and ourselves and families.  We are committed to comply with all government directives to close our offices for normal business.  At the same time, all of our attorneys, paralegals and staff are and have been working remotely. We are on line, and available virtually at all times.  We are monitoring all advisories for the courts, and from the federal, state and local governments so that we can continue to serve our clients’ needs. We expect that events will continue to unfold at a rapid pace, and as they do, you have our assurance that we will be ready to deal with any issues that arise.

What is most important now is preserving the public health. We remain committed to serve our communities and our profession. We ask everyone to please think of the health care professionals, providers and first-responders who are on the front lines of confronting the Covid-19 pandemic. We are proud of their work, and know that they are serving to protect all of us. We honor their selfless service.

In the days ahead we will continue to communicate to all.  In the meantime, we send everyone our most sincere regards.  We wish for your good health and safety.

Yours truly,

Michael H. Sahn

Open Message from SWC

March 13, 2020

First and foremost, all of us at SWC are deeply concerned about the public health and safety, and the well-being of the first responders, health care professionals and providers who are on the front lines of taking care of everyone who is affected by the Covid-19 virus.  We are doing our part by working remotely, keeping our physical distance from others while still maintaining our personal closeness with friends, family and colleagues in these difficult times; and by doing all we can to support our communities and those in need. 

We recognize that just as the facts and circumstances regarding the spread and impact of the virus change daily, so too, the legal issues presented by these facts and circumstances are constantly changing.  Also, the governmental laws, regulations and orders designed to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic on our economy, businesses and lives change virtually every day.  We are committed to following and analyzing these legal issues. The issues implicate each and every one of our practice areas.  When we win this war, and we return to normalcy, hopefully sooner than later, we will be prepared to confront and deal with these legal issues.  With that in mind, please read the posts below from our attorneys. We invite you to contact us to discuss these issues.