We are listening, we hear you, and we stand with you.

The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd highlight the systemic racism that continues to plague our country.  As we at the Lavin firm struggle with and mourn these senseless and violent acts, we know that this is a particularly painful and disheartening time for the Black community.

As a firm that has long sought to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment, our commitment to diversity and inclusion will not waiver.  As lawyers, we also recognize that we are in a unique position to combat injustice and prejudice.  We must and will demand that our nation treat everyone as equals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

However, we know that is not enough.

We will listen to and learn from the diverse voices that have too often been silenced in the past.  We will fight alongside those who stand against racism.  And we will continue to relentlessly pursue not only a more inclusive workplace for our employees, but a more equitable world for our community.