Stone Pigman Continues to Serve Its Clients
Stone Pigman is open.
In this time of concern and disruption because of COVID-19, we at Stone Pigman have taken steps to safeguard our firm family and to protect our clients' interests. We hope that you, your colleagues, and your families are healthy and safe. This public health crisis and its related economic impacts pose great challenges for everyone. We are here to help with these challenges. Below we provide basic information about what we are doing, what you can expect from us going forward, and what you might do to preserve your legal rights.
Stone Pigman is Working Virtually.
We are all working remotely, meeting “virtually” and conducting the business of the firm. We encourage you to contact the Stone Pigman lawyers you are working with if you have specific questions or concerns. Our lines of communication are open. Our attorneys are available by email or telephone (via their office number or cell phone). If they do not answer their office number, please leave a message on their voice mail and they will receive it immediately by e-mail. All attorneys are actively monitoring their e-mail. If you do not have access to direct numbers, they can be found at www.stonepigman.com or call our main number (504) 581-3200 and our receptionist (who is also working remotely) will answer and send a message to the appropriate person.
Communication is Critical.
Stone Pigman lawyers are working closely with clients during this crisis. Clients have called us for advice on a range of legal matters, including “force majeure” issues, employment matters, and questions about governmental orders. Our lawyers have also been checking in with clients, which has led clients to realize there are legal issues that need to be addressed.
We remain available to consult with clients as needed by phone, video conferencing, etc. Do not hesitate to call when you have a question or concern.
Be Aware of Deadlines.
There are some contractual deadlines that you need to be aware of, e.g., times for invoking “force majeure” or material adverse event clauses. Whether these clauses have been triggered may require a lawyer's advice about the governing law, but you should be able to determine contractual deadlines by reading your contracts. It is not safe to assume that any schedule, deadline, or limitations period has been suspended or lengthened. If you have any questions regarding timeliness of taking any action, raise them promptly with any of the Stone Pigman lawyers you are working with.
Be safe. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our firm family and you and your family.