1. Use of Materials
Everything you see or read on the Sites and the arrangement of the Sites is owned by Gordon Feinblatt and protected by all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. This includes anything you post to a discussion group, blog or through social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter, through the Sites, email or other electronic communication. You may view and print material posted on the Sites for your personal use only. You may not resell or use anything you find on the Sites for commercial or other purposes without Gordon Feinblatt’s written permission. Please contact Gordon Feinblatt at info.gfrlaw.com for permission to use material posted on the Sites for anything other than your personal information.
2. Materials are NOT Legal Advice or Legal Opinions
All material located on the Sites, in podcasts, blogs and social media forums is prepared for a general audience for general informational purposes only. It is not legal advice or a legal opinion. Its sole purpose is to better educate you about a variety of general legal issues so that you become more educated consumers of legal services. While Gordon Feinblatt tries to provide accurate information on the Sites, the law changes quickly. Therefore information contained on the Sites may not reflect the most current interpretation or be complete. Many factors go into the decision-making process of selecting a lawyer and everyone’s needs differ. Moreover, although the specific facts of your matter may seem similar to those of others, they are actually quite different; the law may apply differently or not at all to your situation. Therefore, you should not rely upon or take any action with respect to your specific, personal legal matters based on information contained on the Sites. The Sites are provided “AS IS” and Gordon Feinblatt is not responsible for any action you do or do not take in reliance on any materials on the Sites. Information provided on the Sites should never be a substitute for consulting with a lawyer.
3. No Attorney-Client Relationship
You may email or otherwise contact Gordon Feinblatt through the Sites. You may also communicate with Gordon Feinblatt, its lawyers or other personnel through its blogs, or social media forums such as Facebook and Twitter. These and similar communications DO NOT create an attorney-client relationship between you and Gordon Feinblatt. You are NOT a Gordon Feinblatt client unless and until Gordon Feinblatt has conducted a detailed investigation of the facts of the specific matter, satisfies itself that no conflict of interest exists AND has entered into a written agreement with you. The Sites and any communications through the Sites or other electronic means neither create, nor are they intended as an invitation to create, an attorney-client relationship between you and Gordon Feinblatt or any of its lawyers.
4. No Confidentiality or Attorney-Client Privilege
5. Case Summaries;Testimonials
The Sites may include statements by existing and former clients expressing their feelings about the legal services provided to them. The testimonials express the honest, unedited opinions of actual clients who have not received anything of value in exchange for their comments. The results cited in the testimonials are those of actual cases handled by Gordon Feinblatt lawyers. However, results are for informational purposes only; you should not draw comparisons between your circumstances and those in the testimonials. Although your case may be similar to a success story on the Sites, many factors go into evaluating and ultimately obtaining a successful result. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Every case is different. Therefore it is essential that you understand that past results are not indicative of what an attorney can do for you with respect to your particular case. The fact that a certain result was received in one client’s case cannot and does not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any other matters.
Gordon Feinblatt does NOT intend the Sites to be a solicitation for legal services. The Sites constitute a “communication” or “solicitation” as defined in Rule 1-400A of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that the Sites are a message made by and on behalf of attorneys at Gordon Feinblatt who are members of the State Bar of California concerning their availability for professional employment. The Sites may also constitute advertising under the rules of other states. Please do not base a decision to retain the legal services of any Gordon Feinblatt lawyer solely upon the Sites or advertisements of any kind. In Virginia, Lawyers Eric Schloss and Justin Katz are responsible for any content that may be construed as advertising material by the rules of that state.
7. Unauthorized Practice of Law
Although the Sites may be viewed throughout the United States of America, its territories and globally, Gordon Feinblatt attorneys are admitted to practice only in the jurisdictions listed on their individual biographies. Gordon Feinblatt does not practice law, solicit, target or advertise for legal employment in any jurisdiction other than those in which its attorneys are licensed or in which they are otherwise permitted to practice by applicable rules. The listing of an area of practice or focus by Gordon Feinblatt attorneys does not indicate any certification or specialization. If the rules of the state bar in your jurisdiction require that Gordon Feinblatt identify an attorney and office responsible for the Sites, Gordon Feinblatt has designated Michael C. Powell, general counsel, located at233 East Redwood Street,Baltimore,Maryland21202, as the responsible attorney and office.
The Sites may contain hyperlinks to other internet websites or resources. When you click the links, you leave the Sites. Gordon Feinblatt has no control over those websites, their content, resources or business practices. Please use caution and review the privacy policies of any websites you visit to better understand their information-gathering practices. Gordon Feinblatt expressly disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability or accuracy of any external websites, their resources or content. Inclusion of hyperlinks should not be considered an endorsement or referral by Gordon Feinblatt to the linked websites. Gordon Feinblatt is not responsible or liable in any way for any advertising, products, services or other materials located on or available through any external websites. You use such links at your own risk.
10. Social Media/Blogs/Visitor Submissions; User Conduct
Certain more interactive portions of the Sites, such as podcasts, webinars, blogs and social media forums, such as Facebook and Twitter, require special mention. The purpose of a blog on the Sites is to facilitate a general informational dialogue on various business and legal issues. Gordon Feinblatt encourages on-topic participation that is accurate, not misleading, non-infringing, honest, courteous, is not abusive, obscene, harassing or threatening. The information provided as part of the dialogue, regardless of the author, is NOT legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. Anyone providing endorsements or testimonials should disclose his/her relationship with, and if any incentives, free services or other compensation was received from, Gordon Feinblatt. Although Gordon Feinblatt has no obligation to monitor activities, communications or submissions made through the interactive portions of the Sites, it has the right to refuse to post, remove and/or edit anything posted to or through the Sites at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion without liability to participants, visitors, posters or users of the Sites.
11. General Provisions
B. All trademarks, logos, trade names, and graphics are common law or registered trademarks of Gordon Feinblatt, its affiliates or other third parties and may not be used or displayed in any way, without the prior written consent of the applicable owner. This includes use in page text, as key words, meta tags or other hidden text.
C. Anyone claiming that anything on the Site infringes his/her proprietary work should send a notice, electronically or physically signed by the copyright owner or his authorized agent, containing: (1) a description of the copyrighted work being infringed, (2) a description of the infringing material to be removed sufficient to enable it to be located, (3) sufficient contact information including at least name, physical and electronic address, telephone number, (4) a statement that the claimant has a good faith belief that the use of the described material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law, and (5) a statement by the claimant under penalty of perjury attesting to the accuracy of the information contained in the notice and that it is either the copyright owner or is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed material. Notices of copyright infringement should be directed to:
By mail: Gordon Feinblatt LLC
233 East Redwood Street
Attention: Director of Marketing
By email: [email protected]
Please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.
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