Cramer & Anderson’s six regional law offices are open for business amid the appropriate and necessary social distancing and sequestering to help protect all of us from the COVID-19 coronavirus—we’re just open and doing business in a different way.
While our attorneys and staff are largely working from home, we are very accessible and here to handle the legal needs of existing and new clients as fully and effectively as if we were in our offices.
To connect with your attorney, or to find the right attorney to handle your legal needs, simply call the office nearest to you. All phones are being answered as usual, and our staff will quickly connect you with an attorney. (A list of phone numbers for our offices is at the bottom of this post.)
We can communicate by email, of course, as well as conference calls, direct phone calls and faxes. The fax numbers for all of our offices are listed at the bottom of the website home page.
Documents that are not appropriate to fax or attach to an email can be transferred by FedEX, priority mail, and regular and certified mail.
Whatever your legal needs, our attorneys and staff will implement any of the above arrangements to facilitate normal interactions between clients and attorneys as we remain open for business.
Attorneys are also available as needed to meet in person in one of our offices, or elsewhere if desired by clients, by taking the appropriate recommended procedures, such as social distancing.
Our business clients, the owners of small businesses in Connecticut, and administrators of nonprofit groups, should pay particular attention to the steps being taken by the State of Connecticut. For example, the State’s coronavirus impact website page for businesses offers important updates:
The State of Connecticut is continuing to take major steps to protect our businesses and residents during the coronavirus crisis. Here are three quick updates:
- SBA assistance: On March 16, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Governor Lamont’s request to begin offering disaster-relief loans to Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits. Companies in the state can now apply for loans of up to $2 million through a special page on the SBA website. SBA also has more valuable information for businesses.
- Filing extensions: The Department of Revenue Services has extended deadlines for filing and payments associated with certain state business tax returns. Details are on DRS’s website.
- Unemployment assistance: Workers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic no longer must be actively searching for work to qualify for unemployment assistance. And employers who are furloughing workers can use the Department of Labor’s shared work program, which allows businesses to reduce working hours and have those wages supplemented with unemployment insurance. DOL has more information about these and other changes
Steps We’re Taking as We Remain Open for Business
As Cramer & Anderson remains open for business, we are also prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of clients and staff. On March 13, we posted a News release on our coronavirus response.
Our update includes a detailed explanation of what services and activities are suspended in Connecticut courts, and what actions are still being handled, and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch website offers the most updated information on court services.
Generally, we are encouraging everyone at Cramer & Andreson to practice social distancing, and review and implement the CDC’s recommendations for preventing COVID-19 spread.
We also urge everyone to review the latest information on the coronavirus from the State of Connecticut, and to monitor important announcements from Gov. Ned Lamont by following the links below:
If we all work together and take appropriate measures, we will get through this together.
Our highly-experienced attorneys and staff are committed to doing everything we can to assist clients and anyone else in navigating these difficult times in the best and safest ways possible. Even if you just want to talk about something that may or may not require legal assistance, give us a call. We’re here to listen and help in whatever way we can.
You can reach our office in New Milford at (860) 355-2631, our Litchfield office at (860) 567-8718, our office in Danbury at (203) 744-1234, the Kent office at (860) 927-3568, the Washington Depot office at (860) 868-0527, and our office in Ridgefield at (203) 403-4005.
About Cramer & Anderson
Cramer & Anderson LLP serves clients from six offices in western Connecticut with a hometown sensibility and a worldly outlook. In addition to Municipal Law, Planning & Zoning Land-Use, and Environmental Law, the firm’s attorneys also handle Personal Injury, Divorce & Family Law, Workers’ Comp, Immigration, Elder Law, Estate Planning and more.
The flagship office is located in a historic structure on the Green in New Milford. Additional offices are located in Danbury, Litchfield, Kent, and Washington Depot, and Ridgefield, serving Fairfield County. For more information, see the website at www.crameranderson.com.