The materials on this web site have been prepared by us for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dentons Sirote or any of our attorneys or clients, and are not guaranteed to be complete, correct, comprehensive or current. You should be aware that the law is constantly changing and varies by circumstance. Therefore, information on a given law or legal issue may not be current or apply to your particular situation. Receipt, use or review of this web site or any of the information contained on this web site does not, nor is it intended to, create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and Dentons Sirote or any of the firm's attorneys. You should not rely on any information contained in this web site without first seeking the advice of an attorney.
We would be glad to communicate with you concerning legal matters, but we cannot do so until we first know that doing so would not create a conflict of interest. If you communicate with us through this web site or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential. You should not send any information to us until you have spoken with one of our attorneys and received authorization to send that information to us. Communications regarding matters for which we do represent you should be made with caution, as Internet e-mail is not secure, and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential Internet e-mail messages unless they are adequately encrypted.
In some jurisdictions this web site may be considered advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information about the qualifications and experience of our firm and its attorneys. We have attempted to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements in providing this web site. We do not intend to represent clients based upon their review of any portion(s) of this site that does not comply with legal or ethical requirements of any jurisdiction to which the site is subject.
Some of the descriptions and some of the articles on this web site contain links to other resources on the Internet. Those links are provided as citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that we sponsor, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, seal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.
Nothing in this web site is intended to compare the services of our firm to that of any other lawyer or firm, or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the Alabama State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. The Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct require the following statement: "No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."
To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this web site, we designate the office of Dentons Sirote located at 2311 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, 35205, USA as our principal office and we designate Stephen B. Porterfield as the attorney responsible for this web site.
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From time to time, Dentons Sirote may offer to provide information or materials via e-mail or otherwise to interested persons. Dentons Sirote reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such information or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such information or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.
The Firm makes no representation that information on this Site is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from outside the United State do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
As attorneys, we collect nonpublic personal information about our clients, from your accountants, insurance agents and other advisors, as well as from our clients. Such information may include your name, address, telephone number, and personal and family financial information.
For each visitor to our site, our server may recognize, where possible, the visitor’s domain name but not the email address or any other more specific information about that visitor, commonly referred to as “cookies.” The server may also gather information about what pages in our site visitors’ access and for how long they visit certain pages. In addition, we can sometimes ascertain if you reached us by employing a particular search engine or by clicking on a particular advertising banner. We use this information solely to improve the quality of our site.
INFORMATION WE MAY DISCLOSE AND TO WHOM:
It is our policy not to disclose nonpublic personal information that we collect as described above on our clients and former clients to anyone, except as authorized by you or as required by law. In providing legal services to our clients, however, it may be necessary to disclose nonpublic personal information to non-affiliated persons that perform services or functions on our behalf, such as our central services vendor, your accountant, appraiser, actuary, insurance agent and expert witnesses. We may also be obligated to disclose any or all of the nonpublic personal information described above, as permitted by law. For example, we may be obligated under the law to disclose information in response to lawful requests from law enforcement agencies.
PROTECTING THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION:
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those Dentons Sirote employees and vendors or others, who are subject to our policies and attorney-client privilege, whom we determine have a legitimate law firm need to access such information. We maintain security procedures that are designed to protect our client data. We also educate our employees about the importance and meaning of, and necessity for, data security and confidentiality. You may update or change your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In all events, the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, as approved by the Alabama Supreme Court, strictly apply to the protection of our clients' confidences.
"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." ARPC 7.2(e)
This document was last updated on October 20, 2016.