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A Message from Richards, Watson & Gershon Regarding the COVID-19 Virus Emergency


To our clients, colleagues and members of our community:

All of us at Richards, Watson & Gershon are working diligently with our public agency clients to respond to the unprecedented events surrounding the fight to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We take seriously our responsibility to help public agencies continue the essential work of local government. To remain available to our clients and working throughout the crisis, and to protect the health and safety of our staff and their families, we have converted all of our operations to be fully “remote capable.” As government authorities have begun to ask more people to stay at home, our attorneys and staff have started to work remotely or, in limited cases, in our offices where we can do so safely as permitted by the various orders. Our contact information, including our telephone numbers, email addresses, website and mailing addresses remain the same. As always, RWG lawyers and staff will remain available at any time to continue to help our clients weather this crisis and continue the other important work of local government. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any assistance you may need.

As serious as this situation is, it has been inspiring to us to see how local public agencies, elected officials and staff have taken immediate action to protect public health, safety, and welfare. We are proud of RWG’s involvement in those efforts and we want to assure all of our clients and colleagues that we will continue to be here in support of your work, during the crisis and after. On behalf of everyone at RWG and our families, we express our profound thanks to all of the essential service providers and emergency managers who are helping our communities survive this crisis. Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to everyone who has been personally affected by the COVID-19 virus through illness or loss.

We look forward to working with you towards a healthy and prosperous future for California.


Richards, Watson & Gershon

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