Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been actively monitoring The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the evolving parameters recommended by the State of Ohio. As new outbreaks of COVID-19 are reported daily, and the impact it will have on our community is unknown at this time, we want to assure you that our firm is dedicated to protecting the safety and well-being of our clients, employees and partners.

Many businesses, organizations and communities are in the process of implementing internal controls to help prevent the spread of this disease. The next few months may be challenging, but the attorneys at CPM can provide guidance for decisions that may affect your business. CPM Attorney, Alicia Nesline Shaw, outlines some points that employers need to keep in mind as it concerns Coronavirus in the workplace.

Health & Safety Measures at Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP
CPM has put into place several precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our workplace. One involves social distancing and the adoption of technology in place of in-person meetings and the use of e-mail and telephone as a means of communicating. CPM has also asked its employees and partners to eliminate non-essential personal and business travel, especially by communal means.

While we will remain open for business, we are limiting office access to employees only. If you need to reach us, we will be able to assist you through telecommunications. Although our in-person interactions will be limited at this time, we want to assure you that you can count on us to provide you with the same level of service that you have come to expect from our firm.

As we collectively respond to the developing COVID-19 outbreak, our thoughts are with you and your family. We send our best wishes for your health and safety. We are especially grateful to the medical community who are helping to fight the spread of this illness.

Beginning June 1, we will be re-opening our office to outside vendors and clients on a limited basis and want to share with you the precautions we are taking for our safety and the safety of our guests.

We are scheduling in-person client meetings only when an in-person meeting is required and only in conference rooms large enough to permit social distancing. We will continue to hold all other meetings by telephone or video conference.

Your safety and comfort are important to us.

Before you visit our offices, we ask you to do all the following:

  • Take your temperature before coming to the office. Please reschedule your appointment if your temperature is 100.4⁰F or higher
  • Wear your own face covering. Per the Ohio Health Director’s Order, a mask is required
  • We will wear a face covering
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering the office. A hand sanitizing station is near the main entry, and restrooms are located near our suite entrance
  • Wait two weeks before coming to the office if you have traveled out of state
Before you visit our offices, we will do the following:
  • Disinfect the touch points – door handles, chair arms, tabletops, pens, telephone (buttons and receiver), and credenza tops
  • Take our temperature before coming to the office
  • Wash/sanitize hands before and after each client meeting
Upon arriving at our office:
  • Please check in with our receptionist at a social distance (6 feet)
  • You will be shown immediately to a conference room at a social distance
  • We will refrain from shaking hands
  • We will maintain a social distance
  • We will wear a face covering
  • We will not serve food
  • We will offer self-service water and coffee in disposable cups
After you leave our office, we will:
  • Wash/sanitize our hands
  • Disinfect the touch points
  • Allow at least 30 minutes until the next meeting
We thank you for your assistance and cooperation. We’re in this together.

Helpful Resources from Outside Sources
The CDC has implemented an Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to help plan, prepare and respond to the Coronavirus Disease. The CDC recommends individuals to familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.

Client Testimonials

Unfortunately, businesses are struggling across the board, and no one is safe from the aftershock of this virus.  My tenant reached out to me on March 18th, saying that they wanted to continue to pay their employees, however, their business was borderline shut down due to their clientele cancelling appointments, even before the full stay-at-home order went into effect.  As a result, they requested a 60-day deferral so that they could take a couple months without having to pay their lease.  I sent their request over to Geoff Kunkler and Jordan Butler at CPM and they helped me put together an offer that made sense, so that they could continue to stay in business, all while helping me recoup the cost over time.

Adam Koos, CFP®, CMT®President / Portfolio Manager, Libertas Wealth Management Group, Inc

COVID-19 Insights