Curbing their enthusiasm? Not so much.

by Timothy Inklebarger

Photo courtesy of Cook & James

Atlanta-based real estate law firm Cook & James is making headlines with their announcement that they’re kicking closings to the curb to ensure safety for attorneys and clients during the coronavirus outbreak.

The firm was featured in Forbes.com and a number of other publications over the last week following the announcement that it’s helping sales continue with its curbside closings, where paperwork is signed from the relative safety of a vehicle.

“We believe curbside closings can help everyone be safer and keep our country moving forward in a positive direction,” Kara Cook, co-founding partner at Cook & James, said in a press release.

The law firm noted that it also continues to offer at-home signings, where closings have taken place in driveways, garages and on front porches.

Closings are still taking place in at the office, the law firm noted, but “all parties are physically in separate, sanitized conference rooms with abundant disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, masks and gloves.”

While fully remote closings were recently approved by emergency legislation, Cook & James noted that such closings are limited depending on the lender and underwriter guidelines.

Photo courtesy of Cook & James