Your privacy is important to us. In the event you contact us via this website, we may collect your name, e-mail address and other similar information in order to respond to your message. We employ commercially reasonable security measures, including the use of firewalls, to adequately protect your information, but please understand that no security system is fool-proof.
Privacy of non-public personal information has become a much discussed topic in the news, especially because of new federal laws that apply to financial institutions. Attorneys have always been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are more restrictive as to the disclosure of confidential client information than those required by new federal privacy laws. Attorneys are bound by their professional rules of ethics to protect clients' right to privacy.
In the course of providing clients with legal services, we may receive non-public personal information from the client or from third parties with the client's authorization. We do not disclose non-public personal information about clients or former clients, except as authorized by the client or as required or permitted under applicable law and rules of professional ethics. We retain records relating to the professional services we provide to better assist a client's needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. Access to non-public personal information regarding clients is restricted to those persons who must have access to the records to provide the services requested by the client (for example, a tax preparation service). We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect a client's non-public personal information in accordance with our professional standards.