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A Message from The Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates regarding COVID-19 as of  June 1, 2020.

As the efforts to combat COVID-19 seem to be working and businesses are able to start reopening, we are happy to announce that the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates, along with our affiliated title company, Title Masters, have reopened our doors for clients and visitors.

Following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ “stay-at-home” mandate of April 1, 2020, our office has been closed to clients and daily foot-traffic.  However, since our line of work, along with our affiliated title company, falls into the financial services sector, our work is identified as part of “critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security”, and is categorized as essential businesses.  Therefore, our firm remained working throughout the pandemic.

Safety is our Main Priority:

Now that our office is back open for clients and visitors, we want to continue to keep our office free of the the virus.  We ask that if you plan on visiting, you take a quick questionnaire to determine if you may be at risk for transmitting COVID-19:

  • Have you, or anyone you’ve been in contact with, been diagnosed with COVID 19?
  • Have you traveled out of the country within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has traveled out of the country in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been on a commercial airplane in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with anyone who’s been on a commercial airplane in the last 14 days?
  • In the last 14 days, have you suffered any symptoms such as: elevated fever, rash, coughing, or other respiratory ailment?

If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, we ask that you contact our office prior to arriving.  We may be able to best handle your matter remotely without the need for you to come into the office.

For those of you who answered “NO” to all of the questions, we want to let you know that we continue to implement safety precautions around the office and have done so since the start of the pandemic.  Prior to Governor DeSantis’ mandate on April 1, our office had already been practicing the “safe distance and sanitation” protocol.  In fact, our offices, conference rooms, restrooms and common areas are cleaned and sanitized frequently thorough the day.  In our client designated areas, we are cleaning and sanitizing before and after each meeting.    Additionally, our conference rooms are set up so that we can meet with small groups of people while maintaining  the recommended social distance of 6-10 feet.  Our staff is currently maintaining social distancing as they are working in their individual offices, not cubicles.

For those clients who visit our office:

  • We sanitize and wipe down all doors, chairs, tables, etc. in the common meeting areas;
  • We abide by social distancing guidelines and have set up our conference rooms in order to do so;
  • We encourage clients and guests to wear a face mask and, if necessary, latex gloves;
  • We have hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes placed throughout the office space for use;
  • We have a contact-less thermometer in order to take temperatures.

We appreciate your understanding while we continue to put safety as our main priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business Assistance

Many of our clients are the owners of small business here in Southwest Florida and around the country.  With the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc on the economy and costing may people their employment, we encourage our small business owner clients to visit the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance Application’s website:  https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ .  Here, you can apply for the federal government’s loan to assist with economic losses and employment assistance during due to the pandemic.

Keep in mind, with the number of small businesses looking for financial assistance at this time, there is a slowdown in the normal processing of loans.  To help you determine if or when to apply, please read this article:  https://www.bbva.com/en/how-the-government-shutdown-affects-your-small-business-administration-sba-loan/

For our real estate clients, we are seeing an uptick in clients calling to ask a variety of questions related to their investments, sales or purchases. Specifically, we are getting a lot of calls asking about cancelling or withdrawing from real estate contracts.  Keep in mind, there may be serious ramifications for doing this.

Additionally, we are also seeing an increase in Buyer’s wanting to take occupancy prior to closing or, conversely, Seller’s wanting to stay in occupancy following a closing.  Again, these scenarios could be major issues in the long run.

We’ve published two articles addressing the Pitfalls of Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Occupancy Agreements and on How COVID is affecting Real Estate in Florida.  You can read both articles on our website:  https://www.kfjlaw.com/news/published-articles/.  If you need further assistance, please contact our office.

We are hoping that we can shed some light in this dark time and assist our clients and our real estate colleagues so they are educated on issues that may come up due to the pandemic.  Please contact us if you have any questions: (239) 337-1147.

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Kevin F. Jursinski, B.C.S.
Principal Attorney

Kevin F. Jursinski is recognized by the objective rating services of Martindale Hubbell as one of Southwest Florida's premier attorneys. He has concentrated more than 35 years of practice in the area of real estate, business and construction law in Naples and Fort Myers.

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Kara Jursinski Murphy, LL.M., B.C.S.
Partner

Firm Partner, Kara Jursinski Murphy, focuses her area of practice on Real Estate Litigation, Business Litigation and Real Estate and Business Transactional Law. Kara has earned the highly-esteemed designation of Board Certified Specialist (B.C.S.) and Expert in Real Estate by the Florida Bar.   This certification recognizes attorneys who have special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, including Real Estate, and professionalism and ethics in practice... 

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Michelle "Micki" Hurvitz, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Associate Attorney, Michelle “Micki” Hurvitz, practices in the areas of Real Estate Litigation and Business Litigation.

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W. Ryan Murphy, Esq.
Associate Attorney

William Ryan Murphy focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate, Business and Construction Law.

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  • My sister and I did a long distance purchase of a condo in Florida in June 2018 and we used the KFJLaw office to handle the details. From the first phone call to picking up the keys, their staff were always friendly and helpful.

    - Julie

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  • Kevin and his associate Janine Decker did a great job in helping me close a property in SWFL. They were always available to answer my questions. I definitely recommend them.

    - Katherine

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  • Kevin was my Attorney when I lived in Fort Myers and even after I moved To Denver he wrapped up my Florida deals with extreme professionalism. I am glad to see he is still doing the outstanding job he has always done.

    - David

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