Natasha Nazareth, attorney with McMillan Metro, P.C. published an article for Wolters Kluwer about how lawyers should counsel small business owners on re-opening for business during the Covid-19 pandemic. The article, titled “STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES—Counseling the small business owner on re-opening for business” was published May 15, 2020 in the Wolters Kluwer’s Employment Law Daily — a news service created by attorneys for attorneys — which provides same-day coverage of breaking court decisions, legislative and regulatory developments, updates on rulemaking and enforcement, and a complete report of the daily news.
In the article, Natasha discusses how attorneys in small to mid-sized law firms can counsel their businesses about safely re-opening as stay-at-home orders begin to loosen in the US and small businesses begin to consider re-opening. As businesses open up again following months of closure, there are a myriad of employment law issues that need to be addressed ranging from leadership issues to compliance and more. Sound legal advice during this unprecedented time is more important than ever so that business owners can avoid legal landmines and safety issues.
“More than ever, clients also need their trusted counsel to listen non-judgmentally to their fears and encourage taking the next right steps for the client’s unique circumstances,” said Natasha Nazareth. “When clients are overwhelmed with demands on their time and attention for deep thinking, client counseling can be streamlined by the attorney using a checklist and developing areas of responsibility tailored to the client’s bandwidth and budget.”
In the article, Natasha notes that client questions from small businesses have evolved from asking how to receive federal funding to how to re-open businesses safely and in legal compliance during this time of uncertainty. Natasha Nazareth is general counsel to businesses with less than 250 employees. Her practice areas include Corporate & Business Law, Employment Law & Litigation, and Education Law. Contact Natasha Nazareth today.