It’s no secret to anyone that 2020 was a very difficult year. We have all had to face new – and in many cases – very important challenges, both in our professional and personal lives. In a year that was like no other, we are however thankful for the loyalty of our clients, the support of our fellow professional community and the dedication of our people.
As the enormity of the pandemic became apparent, we looked to provide our clients with clarity in the face of confusion. To break through the clutter, members of our team produced over 100 COVID-19 resources providing timely analysis of the business and legal challenges faced by our clients and broader community. We learned to pivot our practice remotely and this flexibility allowed us to find new ways to connect with and serve our clients in more efficient ways. In a year marked by distance, we fostered a sense of community and recognized the importance of coming together in ways that honour the diversity of ideas and experiences, and to learn from each other.
The start of 2021 has already been unpredictable, with continued concerns around the spread of COVID-19 variants, delays in the roll out of the vaccine, and like many we all wondering whether we are at the beginning of the end of the pandemic or the end of the beginning. Despite this uncertainty, the new year signals an opportunity to reaffirm our commitments and look ahead. In recent months we’ve built upon our collective strengths and welcomed new lawyers to our Insolvency, Corporate Finance, Real Estate, Tax & Wills and Estates, Securities and Litigation teams to help scale up and support our clients. We continue to invest in our technology and our people; and we are optimistic that the sense of community which has prevailed throughout the pandemic will continue.
COVID-19 has cancelled many things, but it can’t cancel kindness. Throughout it all we’ve been inspired by the stories of innovation, selflessness, and resilience we’ve heard from our clients, colleagues, and in our wider community with frontline and essential workers. I speak for everyone at Foglers when I say that we are entering the new year with a renewed sense of hope as we all work together to chart a path forward.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP