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Credits and Copyright Notice

This website was created by World's Law, LLP, a California Limited Liability Partnership® ("World's Law").

This entire website is copyright protected ©2006-2014 by World's Law. All rights are reserved. In addition, certain parts of this site may also be protected by copyrights belonging to other parties. "Worldslaw.com," and World's Law, LLP, a California Limited Liability Partnership® are registered United States trademarks and protected trademarks in other countries.

 

 

GENERAL USE OF WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT

RELATIONSHIP NOR IS IT A SOURCE OF LEGAL ADVICE

 

Although this website may provide information concerning potential legal issues, it is not a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You should not and are not authorized to rely on this website as a source of legal advice. By using this website (or by emailing, video conferencing, chatting, or using the phone), you agree that your use does not create an Attorney-Client Relationship between you and World's Law.

 

 

ESTABLISHING AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

WITH WORLD'S LAW REQUIRES SIX (6) SPECIFIC STEPS

 

It is important to understand that an Attorney-Client Relationship with World's Law may be established through this website only if all of the following six conditions are met:


1. A formal written “Attorney-Client Agreement” is signed by you and World's Law;
2. All fees as noted in the Attorney-Client Agreement have been paid to and received by World's Law;
3. The World's Law attorney representing you is licensed in your jurisdiction or country;
4. All requirements for the local jurisdiction or country where you reside have been fully complied with by all parties and do not violate local law;
5. You receive an email from World's Law indicating that a conflicts check has been successfully completed and that an Attorney-Client Relationship has been established; and
6. Upon logging on to the World's Law website, the “Client Status Meter” has a “Green Light” activated, indicating that you have successfully established and currently maintain an Attorney-Client Relationship with World's Law.

 

Unless all of the above-mentioned six conditions have been fully satisfied, you specifically agree that this website shall not give rise to an Attorney-Client Relationship between you and World's Law.

 

 

GENERAL USE OF WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE A

LIMITED-SCOPE REPRESENTATION

 

By using this website (or by emailing, video conferencing, chatting, or using the phone), you agree that your use does not create a Limited-Scope Representation between you and World's Law.

 

 

ESTABLISHING A LIMITED-SCOPE REPRESENTATION WITH WORLD'S LAW

REQUIRES SIX (6) SPECIFIC STEPS

 

It is important to understand that a Limited-Scope Representation with World's Law may be established through this website only if all of the following six conditions are met:


1. A formal written “Limited-Scope Agreement” is signed by you and World's Law;
2. All fees as noted in the Limited-Scope Agreement have been paid to and received by World's Law;
3. The World's Law attorney representing you is licensed in your jurisdiction or country;
4. All requirements for the local jurisdiction or country where you reside have been fully complied with by all parties and do not violate local law;
5. You receive an email from World's Law indicating that a conflicts check has been successfully completed and that a Limited-Scope Representation has been established; and
6. Upon logging on to the World's Law website, the “Client Status Meter” has a “Yellow Light” activated, indicating that you have established and currently maintain a Limited-Scope Representation with World's Law.

 

Unless all of the above-mentioned six conditions have been fully satisfied, you specifically agree that this website shall not give rise to a Limited-Scope Representation between you and World's Law.

 

Materials on Website Provided for Informational Purposes Only

The materials on this website are provided for informational purposes only.  They do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of World's Law or any of its attorneys or clients, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date.  The user understands that this website is open to anyone using the Internet and that the attorneys you are in touch with through this website may not be licensed to practice law in your particular jurisdiction.

 

The information presented is only of a general nature, intended simply as background material, is current only as of its indicated date, omits many details and special rules and accordingly cannot be regarded as legal or tax advice.

 

The information presented is not intended to constitute a complete analysis of all tax considerations. Internal Revenue Service regulations generally provide that, for the purpose of avoiding United States federal tax penalties, a taxpayer may rely only on formal written opinions meeting specific regulatory requirements. The information presented does not meet those requirements. Accordingly, the information presented was not intended or written to be used, and a taxpayer cannot use it, for the purpose of avoiding United States federal or other tax penalties or for the purpose of promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters.

 

We are pleased to communicate with you by email. However, if you communicate with us through this 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. If you communicate with us by email in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, please remember that email may not be secure and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential email messages unless they are adequately encrypted. Please contact our IT department for further information about our email security solutions.

 

In some jurisdictions this site may be considered advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should be based on multiple factors such as qualifications and experience. Before you make such a decision, we can send you at no charge, written information about our qualifications and experience.

 

World's Law has endeavored to comply with all applicable legal and ethical requirements in compiling this site. World's Law does not seek to represent anyone through this website in a state or country where this site may fail to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state or country.

 

World's Law has offices in various jurisdictions. Please consult the attorney biographies on this website to determine the particular jurisdictions in which individual World's Law attorneys are licensed to practice.

 

Portions of this site may 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.  Those links are not intended to state or imply that World's Law sponsors, or is affiliated or associated with, the linked sites or that World's Law is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links or the linked sites.

 

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 site, World's Law designates its office in Palo Alto, California as its principal office and designates Douglas Smurr as the attorney responsible for this website.

 

World's Law's attorneys admitted in Texas are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

World's Law DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE see Terms of Use for further information.

 

Privacy Statement

World's Law has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm's commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. This policy is effective as of 2006.

 

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time. Therefore, to view our latest privacy practices, please review this statement regularly. By using our site, you are deemed to have accepted the terms of this statement.  In the event we make a material change to our privacy policy we may so indicate on the main page of our website for a period of 15 days after the change is effective.

 

To help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, gather broad demographic information and generate user statistics, we may collect information that includes but is not limited to: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet host company (e.g., Comcast), your Browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer), your software platform (e.g., Windows XP), the duration of your visit to our site, and the domain (e.g., .COM, .NET, .JP) of the site from which you arrived at our site.

 

You may choose to e-mail us at info@worldslaw.com  and supply us with your name, address, phone number, email and/or firm name. This information is used to respond to your comments and questions about our services and this site.

 

Should you send us feedback information or sign up and register for any of our email lists, we will not share your information (including your email address) with any third party except (1) with your consent, (2) as required by law, or (3) to protect the rights, property or safety of WorldsLaw, including the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of attacks against our site or network.

 

This site contains links to other sites. World's Law is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

 

To Our Individual Clients

In accordance with rules promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission, a law firm which provides tax planning and tax preparation services to any person is required to inform such person of its policies regarding privacy of client information. As you are or may be one of the clients to whom we are providing such services, we are sending this notice to you. No action on your part is required.

Please note that, in accordance with professional standards of confidentiality, we have always protected your right to privacy, and we will continue to do so.

 

Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect

We collect nonpublic personal information about you that either (1) you provide to us, or (2) we obtain with your authorization. Examples of such information include data relating to your financial condition or your plans for disposing of your estate.

 

Policy as to Disclosure of Information

For both current and former clients, we do not disclose to anyone other than our own partners and employees any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our representation of you, except with your consent or as required by law or to protect the rights, property or safety of World's Law. It is possible, for example, that we could be compelled to disclose such information in response to the service upon us of a subpoena issued by a court or agency. In any such case, we would timely advise you of our receipt of such legal process and also act in any lawful manner to protect your interests, such as by asserting (if appropriate) claims of attorney-client privilege.

 

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients' Information

In compliance with applicable professional standards, we retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to attend to your professional needs.

In order to assure the confidentiality of your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.

 

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Such measures include:

IP Packet Filtering
Operating System Hardening
Secure Sockets Layer
User Level Authentix
Data Separation
Security Auditing
Intrusion Detection.

 

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving email from us at any time. You may also notify us of your opt-out request by phoning us at 650-387-1903.  Furthermore, as a current subscriber, you may update your email subscription information at any time. To do so, please follow the instructions contained in any email sent from our site.

You may also review and request changes to your personal information that World's Law has collected through this site.  To do so, please click here, and insert your login information in the "current subscriber" field.  You may also notify us of your request by phoning us at 650-387-1903.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us via e-mail at: info@worldslaw.com

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