Privacy Policy Notice

Attorneys who provide legal services involving financial matters of clients are required by federal law to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client’s information. The purpose of this Notice is to explain what we do with the financial information provided to us, and the ways we protect our clients’ privacy.

As always, we continue to be bound by attorney/client privilege and the attorney work-product privilege confidentiality standards.

Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect.
We collect nonpublic personal information about our clients that is provided to us by our clients or obtained by us, with the clients’ authorization or consent, in the course of providing legal services requested by our clients. This information, in some cases, includes information about our clients’ personal finances and property.

Disclosure of Information.
We do not disclose any personal information about clients or former clients, to anyone, except as permitted by law and any applicable state ethics rules. We disclose nonpublic personal information about our clients and former clients only to individuals or entities when necessary to provide our clients with the legal services they have requested and only when expressly or impliedly authorized by the client. In some situations, we may provide information to another organization (such as our clients’ accountant, realtor or insurance company) in order to obtain information or assist us in providing legal services. At all times, however, we do not disclose, without our clients’ prior permission, nonpublic information that is protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or the attorney work-product privilege. Within this context, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our clients to anyone, except as necessary to provide our clients with the legal services that they have requested. Our policy specifically means that we protect the disclosure of our clients’ social security numbers, prohibit unlawful disclosure of our clients’ social security numbers and limit access to our clients’ social security numbers in the same manner as we do all other nonpublic personal information.

Clients Have The Right to Prohibit Disclosure.
If for any reason, our clients do not want us to provide nonpublic personal information about them to other parties in the course of providing legal services; they may direct us not to make those disclosures. If a client wishes to direct us not to disclose information, we invite that client to advise us not to disclose such information.

Our Clients’ Privacy Is Important to Us.
We retain records and files relating to the professional services we provide to better assist you with your professional needs and to comply with professional guidelines and requirements of law. In order to guard our clients’ nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the Code of Professional Responsibility that governs our profession. If you are a client of the Firm, please call us with any questions that you have about protecting your privacy. We safeguard the data, computer files and documents containing the clients’ personal information and destroy, erase or make unreadable such data, computer files and documents prior to disposal.