Website Content is Not Legal Advice
We think it is important that we contribute to the collective knowledge base – and in turn the marketplace of ideas as it relates to the legal and technology space. While these contributions are meant to engage your thoughts, we have to be clear that they are not to be relied upon as legal advice, and do not form the basis of an attorney/client relationship or engagement. As you might expect from a lawyer, the advice you are seeking will always depend on the facts and circumstances of your case.
Do Not Send Confidential Information Prior to Engagement
We must also advise you not to send us any confidential or sensitive information prior to our engagement. Schedule a consultation instead, so that we can talk on a high level about your issue and properly run our conflict check clearances across our other clients before we can confirm our capacity to represent you.
The experiences and testimonials referred to on this website are meant to show our experience and competence in addressing your needs and assisting you with your matters. While we are proud of our past success, this form of advertising of our services should not be read as an indication of a similar outcome of your specific matter, which is highly dependent on its own facts and circumstances.
Statement of Client's Rights
- You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and nonlawyer personnel in your lawyer’s office.
- You are entitled to have your attorney handle your legal matter competently and diligently, in accordance with the highest standards of the profession. If you are not satisfied with how your matter is being handled, you have the right to discharge your attorney and terminate the attorney-client relationship at any time. (Court approval may be required in some matters, and your attorney may have a claim against you for the value of services rendered to you up to the point of discharge.)
- You are entitled to your lawyer’s independent professional judgment and undivided loyalty uncompromised by conflicts of interest.
- You are entitled to be charged reasonable fees and expenses and to have your lawyer explain before or within a reasonable time after commencement of the representation how the fees and expenses will be computed and the manner and frequency of billing. You are entitled to request and receive a written itemized bill from your attorney at reasonable intervals. You may refuse to enter into any arrangement for fees and expenses that you find unsatisfactory. In the event of a fee dispute, you may have the right to seek arbitration; your attorney will provide you with the necessary information regarding arbitration in the event of a fee dispute, or upon your request.
- You are entitled to have your questions and concerns addressed promptly and to receive a prompt reply to your letters, telephone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications.
- You are entitled to be kept reasonably informed as to the status of your matter and are entitled to have your attorney promptly comply with your reasonable requests for information, including your requests for copies of papers relevant to the matter. You are entitled to sufficient information to allow you to participate meaningfully in the development of your matter and make informed decisions regarding the representation.
- You are entitled to have your legitimate objectives respected by your attorney. In particular, the decision of whether to settle your matter is yours and not your lawyer’s. (Court approval of a settlement is required in some matters.)
- You have the right to privacy in your communications with your lawyer and to have your confidential information preserved by your lawyer to the extent required by law.
- You are entitled to have your attorney conduct himself or herself ethically in accordance with the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.
- You may not be refused representation on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
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