By: Michael R. Siegel, Esq.
The whole world has been turned on its ear with a global pandemic known as the novel corona virus and Covid 19. It has changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we do business. For more than two months the majority of the world has been either self-quarantined or sheltered at home avoiding contact with it. We all practice “social distancing” and pray that we are not infected by this nasty virus, which is not only sweeping the world, but leaving hundred’s of thousands of dead in its wake.
This has created a new normal in both our private and professional lives. My law office has adapted to this new normal and become a virtual office. We prepare, sign and transmit real estate contracts electronically. We do all our business via phone, zoom conference or online. And we close with fewer people in the room. Just the purchasers, purchaser's attorney, bank attorney and title representative appear at closing to limit contact and practice proper social distancing.
Our office has and will continue to do what we have to, to move your business along. We are a service business and we work to serve you. We are committed to using the best most modern practices to supplement the traditional methods, and to do what we have to, to keep business flowing in a timely and prompt fashion. You can count on us to push for what we do best and that is Close deals.
We hope and pray that a vaccine for this virus is discovered very soon, and that all of you are spared from contracting this disease. However, it is our opinion that some of the efficiencies we have gained in fighting to keep business going, due to this virus, will stay in use and that they have become our new normal.
Michael R. Siegel is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, Licensed to practice in the State of New York, the Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts in New York, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in May of 1999, and has been in private practice since January of 2000. Prior to becoming an attorney he was an administrator at New York City Parks and Recreation where he had a long career in Public Service, starting as a New York City Urban Park Ranger in 1979, he became a Mounted Urban Park Ranger, NYC Park Historian, Assistant to the Brooklyn Borough Commissioner of Parks, Director of Capital Projects for Brooklyn Parks, and was Chief of Staff for Brooklyn Parks when he left Parks & Recreation to attend Law School in 1996.
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