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IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS WEBSITE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IS FORMED BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR BY ANY COMMUNICATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE THROUGH THIS SITE. THE CONTENT AND FEATURES ON THIS WEBSITE SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THE CONTENT AND FEATURES OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING MEANS TO SUBMIT A QUESTION OR INFORMATION, DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO REPRESENT YOU. 

ARBITRATION NOTICE: THIS  AGREEMENT SPECIFIES THAT DISPUTES RELATED TO THIS WEBSITE WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A JURY TRIAL, A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
 
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICES & LEGAL NOTICES (“THIS AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE (“the Site”). The website you are visiting is owned and managed by Zigler Law Group, 308 S. Jefferson St., Suite 333, Chicago, IL 60661. Any use of this website is subject to the complete Terms of Use, Disclaimers and Privacy Policy set forth on this page. The terms tell you about your (and our) rights under this Agreement, explain how we protect your privacy, and make certain disclosures required by the law. By using the Site, you give your assent to the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use the Site. Zigler Law Group (“We,” “Us,” or “Our”) has the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of this Agreement without giving individual notice to you, by posting the changes on the Site. Your continuing use of the Site signifies your acceptances of any such changes.

The law differs in every jurisdiction, and you should not rely on any opinion except that of an attorney you have retained, who has a professional duty to advise you after being fully informed of all the pertinent facts, and who is licensed in the applicable state, and is familiar with the applicable law. Internet subscribers and online readers should seek professional counsel about their legal rights and remedies. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information found on this website. Any actions or decisions about your legal rights should be based on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation, and appropriate legal advice from an attorney. Zigler Law Group expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based upon any information or other contents of this site

Any information sent to Zigler Law Group whether by e-mail or through the website is not secure and should not be considered confidential. Zigler Law Group respects the privacy of any person who contacts our firm, and we will make reasonable efforts to keep information confidentially internally, but because of the nature of Internet communications and the absence of an attorney/client relationship, we cannot promise or guarantee confidentiality. 

By submitting information to us, you agree that we may release your contact information and all information that may be submitted by you to law firms with whom we partner expressing an interest in possibly pursuing your potential claim(s) and you further agree and understand that such law firms may contact you directly should they have any interest in discussing your potential claim(s) with you, unless you request in writing your desire not to be contacted. By submitting information to us, you also agree that we may use your contact information to send you electronic newsletters. In no event, however, shall we be obligated to release any submitted information to law firms with whom we partner, including contact names, but rather may or may not do so at our sole discretion. Furthermore, in no event is any law firm obligated to contact you with regard to your potential claim(s), but rather may or may not do so at its sole discretion. By accepting the submission of your information, we do not offer any advice on whether you may have a legal remedy for your potential claim(s), and make no representation or guarantee that you will obtain satisfaction, justice or compensation for your potential claim(s), and we do not offer any opinion whatsoever concerning the merits of any potential claim you might have. If, after discussing your specific case with an attorney, the attorney is willing to represent you in the specific matter you have presented to them, they will send you a retainer agreement that you will need to sign and return before they can represent you in that specific matter. If either the attorneys or you do not agree in writing to create an attorney-client relationship, none will exist. In the meantime, you are encouraged to seek and retain the advice of other counsel if you intend to pursue any potential claims to avoid having your potential case barred by relevant statutes of limitation, statutes of repose, and/or other similar deadlines by which you must bring a lawsuit or lose the right to do so.

Privacy Policy

Your personal information is subject to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. Please reference our privacy policy HERE.

Information Not Intended to be Medical Advice

A business subject to California Civil Code Section 1798.83 is required to disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom it has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, along with the type of personal information disclosed.

If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to Info@ziglerlawgroup.com.

The content provided on this site, such as documents, text, graphics, images, videos, or other materials, are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition or for any questions you may have regarding a health concern. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen on this site. Links to other sites are provided for information only. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not constitute endorsement by Us.

Limitation of Liability

We Are Not Responsible for Content

We may periodically change, remove, or add the material in this website without notice. This material may contain technical or typographical errors. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the contents of this website. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall We or any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this website be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind arising from your access to, or use of, this website.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RELATING TO THIS MATERIAL, FOR ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY OTHER LINKED WEBSITE.

 

Third Party Websites

This website may contain links to third party websites for the convenience of our users. We do not endorse any of these third party sites and does not imply any association between Us and those sites, other than as specifically set forth herein. We do not control these third party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with these Terms of Use, Disclaimers and Privacy Policy. If you use links to access and use such websites, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content or availability of any linked sites. These links are provided only as a convenience to the recipient.

Relationship Among Lawyers

Zigler Law Group lawyers are licensed to practice law only within the states of New York, California, Illinois and Missouri, but we associate on certain types of cases with lawyers licensed or otherwise admitted to practice law throughout the United States (the “Attorney Group”). Attorneys and law firms associated with Zigler Law Group are determined by Zigler Law Group, in the professional judgment of its principal, to be experienced in and qualified to handle the litigation matters for which they are associated.

Initial consultations on a particular matter are provided free of cost, and upon agreement with the potential client and in the sole discretion of Zigler Law Group.  Zigler Law Group will enter into a contract for legal services with the potential client which describes in writing the fee charged for a particular engagement, as well as other terms of the representation, including disclosure that other attorneys or law firms may be associated to participate in the representation. If known, the identity of any affiliated attorney or law firm that will have a role in the representation will be included in the contract. Otherwise, in the event that counsel is associated on a particular matter, the client will be informed and any consent required by applicable rules of professional conduct will be obtained.

All matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a client pays no fees or costs unless a recovery is obtained on the client’s behalf, unless otherwise requested by You and agreed to by Zigler Law Group. Fees paid in the event of a recovery are a percentage of the total recovery, as agreed to with the client prior to undertaking the representation and as set forth in the contract for legal services, and are intended to be in accordance with standards in the legal services industry and, where applicable, state rules of professional responsibility. Costs incurred in the representation are deducted from the client’s portion of any recovery but are not required to be paid out of pocket by the client. If there is no recovery, the client will not be responsible for any cost incurred in the representation (unless expressly agreed to by the client prior to the cost being incurred). The use of affiliated attorneys or law firms does not increase the fee, although other factors may increase the fee.

Inquiries made through this website are typically responded to by Zigler Law Group. We reserve the right to not respond to inquiries on this website and may, at its discretion, direct inquiries to other attorneys or law firms without an initial response. In such instances, Zigler Law Group makes no representation regarding the ability of the responding attorney to represent the potential client in accordance with applicable standards of care. Zigler Law Group may or may not decide to associate as counsel on such cases.

Telephone calls made or received by Zigler Law Group regarding an inquiry made through this website may be recorded for record-keeping, training and quality-assurance purposes.

The laws of each state are different. This website may contain information about general or common rules that apply in some states. This website may also contain information about verdicts or settlements in past cases. You cannot assume that the same rules apply, or that the same result would occur, in your state or any particular state or case.

Statutes of limitations are especially important. Every state has laws called the “statute of limitations” which set a deadline to file a lawsuit. A lawsuit filed too late may be thrown out, regardless of the defendant’s fault or the severity of the injuries. Some states have a three-year period for negligence injury claims; the time period in other states may be longer or shorter. Because investigation and research is needed to identify all possible defendants and theories of recovery, if you have an accident or injury, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible.

Legal and Ethical Requirements

Zigler Law Group has tried to comply with all legal and ethical requirements in compiling this website. We welcome comments about our compliance with applicable rules and will update the site as warranted, upon learning of any new or different requirements. We only want to represent clients based on their review of this website if it complies with all legal or ethical requirements.

 

Honors, Accolades and Recognition

To the extent that any display of honors, accolades and recognition made on this website are considered attorney advertising, no aspect of such advertisement has been approved or sanctioned by the supreme courts or accrediting organizations of any state. The inclusion of an honor, accolade or recognition is not intended to compare the services of Zigler Law Group or its attorneys with any other attorney or law firm, nor is it intended to create an expectation of results that can be obtained in a particular matter. Any honor, accolade or recognition that uses the term “super,” “best,” “superior,” “leading,” “top-rated,” or the like, only means that the attorney has been included in a list containing that term. It is not intended to convey any superlative ability of the attorney recognized.

The websites of the organizations conferring the honor, accolade or recognition may be linked to from the badge or logo displayed on this website, and you are encouraged to visit those websites to learn more about the process by which the Zigler Law Group attorney was selected. Where the logo of a publication is listed as featuring Zigler Law Group or one of its attorneys, you are encouraged to perform an author search or other type of search on that website for the information communicated by or about Zigler Law Group or the Zigler Law Group attorney on that website. Alternatively, information about honors, accolades and recognition can be provided upon request.

 

Disclosures Regarding Attorney Advertising

Some jurisdictions may consider the Site to be a form of advertising for legal services and as such may require specific disclosures. Please read the following carefully:

THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT. The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. Hiring a lawyer is an important process that should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Zigler Law Group does not operate as a lawyer-advertising cooperative, lawyer referral service, prepaid legal insurance provider, or similar organization the business or activities of which include the referral of customers, members, or beneficiaries to lawyers for the performance of fee-generating legal services or the payment for or provision of legal services to the customers, members, or beneficiaries in matters for which they do not bear ultimate responsibility. While Zigler Law Group maintains joint responsibility for and participates in cases obtained as a result of advertising on the Site, such cases may be referred to other attorneys for principal responsibility and participation.

FREE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Before you decide to hire Zigler Law Group, ask them to send you free written information about their qualifications and experience. Additional information about the lawyers or firms may also be obtained by contacting the Bar Association in the State in which its are licensed. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or fields of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist, expert, authority or is certified in a particular field of law, nor do such memberships or licenses mean that such a lawyer is more expert or competent than any other lawyer.

A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist, expert or authority in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is more expert or competent than any other lawyer. We urge all potential clients to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.

Except where otherwise indicated, neither Zigler Law Group nor any of the lawyers or law firms in the Attorney Group are certified by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization”), or any other entity or body. The fact that certain attorneys or firms concentrate their practices to plaintiffs’ class actions, labor & employment, or consumer claims (or any other field) is not meant to imply that they have gained any specific type of certification in these areas. Indeed, many states do not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and explicitly state that any such certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in those states.

Because some material on this website may be found to constitute attorney advertising, and because this website may be viewed from anywhere in the United States, particular disclosures may be required by the rules of some states. To the extent applicable, the Companies adopt and make the following disclosures:

Alabama: No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

 

Alaska: The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying organizations.

 

Arizona: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. No representation is made promising or guaranteeing a particular outcome or result. Any attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Colorado: Colorado does not certify attorneys as specialists in any field.

 

Florida: The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

 

Hawai’i: The Supreme Court of Hawai’i grants Hawai’i certification only to lawyers in good standing who have successfully completed a specialty program accredited by the American Bar Association.

 

Illinois: The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

 

Iowa: The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.

 

Kentucky and Oregon: THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.

 

Massachusetts: If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as “certified” in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

Mississippi: The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.

 

Missouri: ADVERTISING MATERIAL: COMMERCIAL SOLICITATIONS ARE PERMITTED BY THE MISSOURI RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT BUT ARE NEITHER SUBMITTED TO NOR APPROVED BY THE MISSOURI BAR OR THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.

 

Nevada: Neither the state bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability.

 

New Jersey: ATTORNEY ADVERTISEMENT — NOT A REFERRAL SERVICE. Before making your choice of an attorney, you should give this matter careful thought. The selection of an attorney is an important decision. Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field of practice, that does not state that such certification has been granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or by an organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been denied approval, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the American Bar Association.

 

New Mexico: LAWYER ADVERTISEMENT. Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law.

 

New York: ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

 

Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.

 

Tennessee: None of the attorneys in this firm are certified as a Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Estate Planning or Elder Law specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. Certification as a specialist in all other listed areas is not currently available in Tennessee.

 

Texas: Unless otherwise stated, our attorneys claiming certification in an area of law are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Washington: The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award, or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.

 

Wyoming: The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

 

Except on pages containing information about a particular attorney or as otherwise noted, individuals depicted in photographs on this website are not affiliated with Us in any capacity, and their depiction is not intended in any way to create an unreasonable expectation of results that might be obtained in a particular case. Such individuals are actors, and they are depicted in stock photographs that have been properly licensed by Us. Any user is prohibited from downloading photographs on this website for any reason other than for personal use, including but not limited to retransmitting, reproducing or otherwise engaging in unauthorized use of the photographs.

The material on this site is not intended to, and does not, include any advertisements for legal services that contain dramatizations, testimonials or endorsements. This site is intended to provide useful, factual information presented in a non-sensational, objective and understandable manner. The images and pictures on this site are not meant to represent or depict actual persons or events, but rather are merely provided for illustrative purposes only.

This Site is not intended for the purpose of advertising legal services to be performed in any state solely by Zigler Law Group or other attorney members of the Attorney Group, unless they are specifically licensed to practice in that respective State.

To the extent that this Site does not comply with the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which it may be received, Zigler Law Group does not wish to, and will not knowingly, accept legal representation based on or resulting from the use of the Site from a person located in that jurisdiction. Zigler Law Group, does not wish to, and will not knowingly, accept legal representation based on or resulting from the use of the Site from a person located outside the United States.

Governing Laws in Case of Dispute; Jurisdiction, Binding Arbitration

These Terms of Use and Disclaimers shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to any choice of law principles.

In the event of any dispute, controversy, or claim between us (or our respective heirs, successors, assigns, or affiliates) arising out of, relating to, or in connection with your use of this Site and/or the relationship between you and us (a “dispute”), you and we waive the right to seek remedies in court, including the right to a jury trial, and agree to submit said dispute exclusively to binding individual arbitration conducted by a single arbitrator subject to the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). The arbitrator shall not have the authority to decide any claims as a class, collective, or representative action. The seat of the arbitration will be in Chicago, Illinois unless AAA determines that this location will impose undue hardship, in which case the location will be set by AAA. The parties will share the expense of arbitration equally, except that if you represent that this would impose an undue hardship, you will initially be responsible only for a filing fee equal to the amount that would be necessary to file your claim in court. In that event, we will advance the remaining fees and expenses on your behalf and the arbitrator will determine any additional amount you can pay without sustaining undue hardship.  Threshold issues of arbitrability shall be decided by the arbitrator, including the scope of this agreement and whether a controversy or claim arises out of or relates to your engagement of us.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED SOLELY ON AN “AS-IS/AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (i) THE CONTENT AND SERVICE OF THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE CONTENT AND SERVICE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE IS ACCURATE OR WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

WE DO NOT GUARANTY THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENTOR SERVICES AND WE DO NOT GUARANTY IN ANY SERVICES OR GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT ANY SERVICE OR GOOD WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, FAILURE TO REALIZE EXPECTED SAVINGS, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) INVALID DESTINATIONS, TRANSMISSION ERRORS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; (v) YOUR FAILURE TO RECEIVE ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS REQUESTED THROUGH THE SITE OR (vi) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE. IN NO EVENT ARE WE LIABLE TO YOU FOR AN AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US FOR THE SERVICES IN QUESTION, IF ANY.

 

Exclusions and Limitations    

THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Entire Agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us and governs your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and us. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

The section titles in this agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Waiver and Severability Terms

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Statute of Limitation

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Site, this agreement and/or the relationship between you and us must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Attorney Ethics Notice

If you are an attorney participating in any aspect of this Site, you acknowledge that rules of professional conduct apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by such rules. The rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, unauthorized practice of law, and misrepresentations of fact. We disclaim all responsibility for your compliance with these rules.

Nature of Investigations and Allegations

This Site may describe companies that are currently being investigated by private attorneys or have been subject to lawsuits or other allegations of misconduct by the companies. The fact that these companies are being investigated or have been subject to lawsuits or allegations of misconduct does not mean to state or imply that they have in fact committed any illegal or improper act.

Privacy Policy Notice. We value our clients’ privacy and attempt to protect the confidentiality of the personal information clients have given us to the extent practicable. Under federal law, attorneys, like other professionals who advise clients on personal financial matters, are required to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. In addition to the document security measures described above, we are bound by professional standards of confidentiality found in Rule 1.6 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, which are even more stringent than those required by federal law. Non-lawyer assistants we engage to assist us on matters, and who work under our supervision, are likewise bound and, as noted above, are required to review, confirm their understanding of, and adhere to our office’s policies regarding ethics, confidentiality and privilege.

In the course of providing our clients advice concerning income and other taxes, estate and personal financial planning, employment questions and personal debt issues, we may receive significant nonpublic personal financial information from our clients. All information that we receive from you is held in confidence, and is not released to people outside of our supervision, except as agreed to by you, or as required under an applicable law or under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your personal needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your privacy, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about only to those who need to know that information to provide services to you or on your behalf.