On Monday, March 16th, the Santa Clara County Health Department ordered a Shelter-in-Place due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The order affects consumers and non-essential businesses in 6 counties throughout the Bay Area. All employees at the real estate law firm of Brewer Offord & Pedersen LLP will be working remotely during this period, which is currently expected to end on April 7th, 2020. Due to the firm’s robust technological prowess, we do not anticipate that the shelter-in-place order will have a significant impact in our day-to-day operations or in our ability to address new or existing legal matters.
In the wake of the recent global outbreak of COVID-19, our firm remains committed to our mission of providing excellent real estate legal services while delivering an outstanding client experience. Our suite of technology tools ensures that we are ready and able to take on new matters remotely, for as long as the pandemic lasts. Our office manager, Jessica, is not only able to match you with the right member of our team to handle your matter, she can also set up remote meetings with our attorneys so that you can meet with them wherever you feel most comfortable. If you have any questions about our services, or want to schedule an appointment, please call (650) 327-2900 to speak with a member of our team.
Robust Video Teleconference Capabilities
In summer 2019, Brewer Offord & Pedersen deployed Zoom video conference software across the firm. New and existing clients can correspond with attorneys and staff about their matter via Zoom. Users can attend a Zoom meeting by calling into the phone bridge, downloading the Zoom app to their mobile device or desktop computer, or accessing a Zoom meeting from any internet browser.
24/7 Answering Service for Phone Calls
Our firm utilizes a live answering service to field overflow calls to the office. You can call our firm anytime - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and be connected with a live person. If you are connected with our answering service, the representative will collect your contact information and forward your message to our office. Multiple staff members receive and review messages from the answering service, to ensure that you receive a response as soon as possible. We respond to all messages from our answering service by the very next business, and often are able to connect on the same day.
24/7 Live Chat on Website
On our firm;s website, we employ a live chat service, for the use of potential and existing clients. The live chat agents are available 24/7, and can answer general questions about our firm. Messages received from live chat agents are sent to multiple staff members, and you can expect a response by the next business day.
256-bit Secure File Transfer Technology
The practice of real estate law involves transferring documents, photos, contracts, and other materials that the attorney can use to evaluate and analyze a given case. Our firm utilizes ShareFile for securely transferring files to our firm. ShareFile is a very secure, 256-bit encrypted platform, that makes it easy and safe to transfer files to and from our office.
Secure Cloud-Based Case Management Software
To manage all active cases, Brewer Offord & Pedersen uses a secure, cloud-based case management software. This software includes a client relationship management feature (CRM) and a calendaring feature, so that all important deadlines for our clients can be effectively managed. This CMS allows attorneys, associates, and staff members to access all materials and details of a matter - from anywhere! Having a cloud-based CMS enables a seamless work-from-anywhere setup for our firm to handle new and existing matters without disruption or issue.
Electronic Signatures for Documents
Our firm uses Adobe Sign so that clients can securely sign documents electronically from a desktop or mobile device. Using an electronic signature platform provides a seamless way for executing important legal documents and ensuring there is no bottlenecks in delivering legal services.
You can read more about the technology that our law firm employs by visiting the Technology page of our website: