Friday, March 13, 2020
Dear Hirsch & Westheimer Friends and Family,
As health organizations worldwide work to manage the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the most significant global public health crises in the last 100 years, we understand it has caused major disruptions and unprecedented volatility in markets, economies, businesses and our own personal lives.
Our team is closely monitoring the virus and we wanted to share with you how Hirsch & Westheimer is addressing many of the same challenges that our clients may be facing and to offer our guidance, with hopes to ensure the safety of our clients, families, and team members. While our primary concern is to ensure the health and well-being of our personnel and their family members, we are taking all necessary steps to assure that service to our clients remains uninterrupted. We will remain available to serve our clients during this challenging time despite travel restrictions, government orders, and other challenges that affect traditional ways of conducting business.
As one of Houston’s longest-standing firms, over the past 100 years of our existence we have seen and helped our clients through numerous major storms, floods, disastrous oil spills, economic disruptions, and even epidemics. Our inclination to maintaining stability has led us to be prepared for this pandemic, and we have implemented extensive measures to maintain safe working environments with our robust IT infrastructure that allows our team to provide seamless services and remote access to our resources. Additionally to our continued work for clients, we have a team of attorneys that can advise our clients across a wide range of issues you may be encountering in your businesses associated with the outbreak.
Thank you for your ongoing partnership as we work together while also taking new precautions. Our goal is to ensure you remain confident and calm and be assured that we are closely monitoring the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services, Houston Health Department, and the World Health Organization (WHO). We encourage you to keep up-to-date through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on the virus here.
Please do not hesitate to contact your H&W partner, or any of us, if you have any questions or concerns on any COVID-19 related issues. We acknowledge that this may be an extensive effort, and wanted you to be fully aware of H&Ws’ commitment to help you navigate challenges and advance your business goals. Our aim is to serve people and we stand ready to support our clients in any way that we can.
The Team at Hirsch & Westheimer