COVID-19 Orders May Increase Accessibility to Remote Notary Services

By Margaret Gander-Vo, Real Estate & Land Use Attorney Notarizing deeds, wills, and other documents during the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to maintain recommended social distancing practices as created a significant challenge. Some banks are utilizing drive-up windows to facilitate necessary witnessing. Other offices have implemented systems where the notary and the signer take turns

Limited Oregon Court Access in Response to Coronavirus

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On Friday, March 27, 2020, Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha clarified how Oregon State courts will operate as part of the state’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the form of a Chief Justice Order, Chief Justice Walters clarified which court processes must be

Oregon Temporarily Halts Certain Residential Evictions in the Fight Against COVID-19

By Joshua D. Feil, Attorney in the Litigation Practice Group On March 22, 2020, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-11 (the “Order”), which temporarily stops all residential evictions in the state based on the nonpayment of rent. Given the impacts that the novel infectious coronavirus

COVID-19 FAQs – New Paid Leave Law Passed by Congress

By David Briggs and Randall Sutton, Attorneys in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The law met with large bipartisan support to combat the coronavirus. Of note for employers, are two new ways where employers may have to provide