Attorneys, like other professionals who advise clients
on personal financial matters, are required pursuant to
the Gramm-Leach-Biliey Act, Public Law No. 106-102, and
rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding the
privacy of consumer financial information, 16 Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 313, to inform certain clients of their
policies regarding privacy of client information. The foregoing
laws and federal regulations apply to non-public personal
information of individual clients who obtain financial services
such as tax preparation and planning services, real estate
settlement services, debt collection services, and financial
advisory and management services, which are to be used primarily
for personal, family, or household purposes. In the course
of providing such services to our clients, we collect non-public
personal information that is provided to us by our clients
and, with our clients' authorization, from third parties
such as accountants, financial advisors, insurance agents,
real estate agents, banking institutions, and other advisors.
We do not disclose any non-public personal information about
our clients to anyone outside our law firm except as agreed
to by our clients or as permitted by law.
Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by stringent
professional standards of confidentiality embodied in state
law and our own professional ethics standards. Therefore,
we have always protected our clients' right to privacy.
In circumstances where our professional standards governing
privacy are stricter than the new federal laws, we will
continue to adhere to the more stringent professional standards
of client confidentiality and attorney-client privilege.
with regard to personal information about our clients that
we obtain and how we keep that information secure.
We retain records relating to professional services that
we provide so that we are better able to assist with our
clients' needs and to comply with professional guidelines
or requirements of the law. In order to safeguard non-public
personal information, we maintain physical, electronic and
procedural safeguards that comply with our professional
We may amend this privacy notice at any time, and we will
notify our clients of any such changes as required by law.