Covid-19 and BPE’s Actions In Response

As the Covid-19 outbreak progresses, BPE has implemented measures related to Sacramento County’s shelter in place order. BPE is open and continues to provide legal services. But we are providing them remotely consistent with the guidelines issued by Sacramento County. As we all navigate this outbreak, there are a few things we can all do to help, take proper precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, remain calm as we deal with the changing circumstances, and until re-stocking and delivery of essential goods can catch up with the current run on supplies buy what you need so there are goods for others. We all have to assist each other in navigating this outbreak and the best way to do that is to make sure there are necessary supplies for all.

As always, if you have any questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue, please let us know by e-mailing managing shareholder Keith Dunnagan at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com.

Also, remember that we do legal presentations for business and community organizations. If your group would like to schedule a presentation, please contact me to setup a date and time.


Covid-19 and BPE’s Actions In Response
By: D. Keith Dunnagan, Esq.

On March 17, 2020, Sacramento County issued a shelter in place order related to the current Covid-19 outbreak. The directive, instructs workplace to implement telecommuting and teleconferencing where feasible. You can find a copy of the updated Sacramento County information here.

BPE is committed to maintaining its responsiveness to you and at the same part do our part to help “flatten curve” of the coronavirus spread. Therefore, effective immediately, BPE has implemented the recommendations provided by Sacramento County. Our physical office will be temporarily closed. During this closure of our physical office, all appointments will by teleconference. In the event an in-person conference is requested, it will be at the direction and approval of the Managing Attorney for BPE Law and will only be allowed in limited situation. Our main concern is for the safety and health of our staff and clients.

This situation is fluid and developing on a daily basis. We are reviewing the information daily as it is released and updating its protocols as new information is received. Regardless, BPE is committed to and is continuing to provide legal services to you and WE ARE OPEN and assisting you even as we speak. Each attorney is set up with telecommuting and teleconferencing capabilities and will continue to work on your behalf.

Existing clients can schedule telephonic conferences with the attorneys by contacting the office at 916-966-2260 or by contacting the receptionist at 916-803-0325 between the hours of 8:45 am – 4:45 pm. We would encourage you to contact to the office or receptionist to schedule in advance. Given the current nature of the shelter orders drop-in calls will be difficult to manage. If you have an urgent issue, please email the attorney directly as each attorney is actively monitoring their emails as they work remotely and your fastest method of communication will be email.

If you have a new legal matter and are wishing to schedule a consult with BPE Law, please contact the office at 916-966-2260 or the receptionist at 916-803-0325 and a telephonic consult can be scheduled for you.

Additionally, if you are current client with a matter in litigation. Please be advised that many of the courts have instituted closure protocols related to the Covid-19 outbreak. Among the courts that we routinely serve, Alameda County, Placer County, Sacramento County, El Dorado County, Solano County, and many others have instituted closure notices. These closures went into effect on March 17, 2020 and range from April 3 to April 16 for potential re-opening. We are monitoring all current pending motions for the court’s directives related to the re-setting of the hearings. We will let you know more about hearing timing as we know more.

Please bear with us as we all navigate the current issues facing all of us related to the Covid-19 outbreak and response.

In the interim, as the CDC recommends please take proper precautions to curb the spread Covid-19, including but not limited to, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol when soap and water are not readily available, avoid touching your face, avoid close contact with those who are sick, if you are sick stay home, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and throw away used tissues and clean and disinfect frequently.

Stay safe and if there is a legal need we can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The attorneys of BPE Law Group, PC. have been advising our clients on real estate, business and estate planning issues for over 20 years and have assisted numerous clients in probate, business and real estate matters and have represented and advised brokers on their professional obligations as well as consumers on their rights. If you have questions concerning legal matters, give us a call at (916) 966-2260 or e-mail Keith at kbdunnagan@bpelaw.com. Our flat fee consult for new clients may get you the answers you need for the questions you have.

The information presented in this Article is not to be taken as legal advice. Every person’s situation is different. If you are facing a legal issue of any kind, get competent legal advice in your State immediately so that you can determine your best options.