Ralph Castelli

As we close out another decade, we look forward to new beginnings and change. In this issue, Mark Filipp alerts employers to new salary basis requirements for EAP exemptions that will be effective in January. New businesses looking to lease space should refer to Leslie Banas’s article about contemporary lease agreements. In the spirit of new beginnings, we recently welcomed a new associate attorney, Jack F. Petroskey, Esq. to our team.

The kickoff of a new decade is also the cliché, yet perfect occasion to reflect on our own beginnings. Kemp Klein was founded by Sanford Klein and Earle Endelman 50 years ago. They were joined by John Kemp two years later. I joined in 1987 when my law firm merged with Kemp Klein. Five decades can feel like five years when you’re working with bright colleagues and inspiring clients. I’m proud of our work practicing law and promise that our firm will continue our tradition of serving clients with excellence, integrity and efficiency.

I hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous New Year.

Best Wishes,