May 1st is the 40th anniversary of the founding of Keane & Beane, P.C. Although we are operating on a remote basis, and in a new and unorthodox environment, K&B is taking time today to celebrate this achievement.
It’s said that adversity is a litmus test of one’s commitment to values. And so, perhaps, it is fitting that we mark this occasion in the midst of the challenges posed by the presence of COVID-19. We are here after 40 years because we have adhered to, and continue to abide by, core values that our founding members, Ed Beane and Tom Keane, instilled into the Firm from its very beginning.
These values include an unwavering commitment to our clients, to teamwork so that our services are rendered in a comprehensive and effective fashion, to maintaining good cheer under all circumstances and to offering service to our community. These values have always guided us, but never more so than in the past several weeks.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, K&B has served its clients as they encounter an uncertain legal environment that has changed, quite literally, from day-to-day. Our attorneys and staff have done so, without interruption, while swiftly transitioning from an office-based to a remote working platform.
K&B’s ability to address our clients’ needs and issues amidst the disruption cast by COVID-19 has been possible because our Firm is more than a collection of lawyers working under a common banner; our attorneys work on a collaborative basis recognizing that every client is a K&B client deserving of our collective talents.
Our attorneys and staff have maintained a positive outlook and displayed exceptional grace in working with one another, our clients and professional colleagues even in these trying times.
K&B has also remained committed to community service, and has endeavored to continue its support for organizations serving those in need.
Ed has said that he and Tom did not envision a firm of a particular size or one with a particular market niche, but sought instead to build a practice that delivered the best to its clients and one in which a welcoming work environment prevailed. Today, 40 years later and even in the face of COVID-19 challenges, that vision remains the reality.
We look forward to the future, and will continue to honor the values that have served us, and our clients, so well over the past 40 years.