Disclaimer

DISCLAIMER, LEGAL NOTICES, AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

By visiting the website of Lee Shome & Kennedy, LLP (“LSK Firm”, “us” or “we”), at the web address lskfirm.com, or any of the web pages contained therein, including but not limited to the “Publications” blog page (the “website”), you acknowledge that you have read the following disclaimer, legal notices, and terms and conditions of use (collectively, the “Terms”), and you accept and agree to such Terms:

No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship

The information provided on the website is provided for general informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal advice of any kind or as a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any particular legal matter. This information is not legal advice, nor is it intended to create, and your receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship or the giving of legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based upon this information.

Nothing contained herein, or any information contained by any link, constitutes legal advice and is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney. You should not rely on these pages without first consulting a qualified attorney.

Contacting LSK

This website is not intended, nor shall it, create an attorney-client relationship between you and LSK Firm. Contacting LSK Firm through the website does not create an attorney-client relationship. No attorney-client relationship will be formed without a written engagement agreement that is signed by LSK FIRM and a client that defines the scope of the representation of the client.

The use of any forms on this website as means of contacting LSK Firm or any individual attorney of this firm will not establish an attorney-client relationship, thus do not use the form to submit confidential or time-sensitive information. Whether you are a new or existing client of the firm, LSK Firm cannot represent you on any new matter until the firm has made a determination that there is no conflict of interest and that it is willing and otherwise able to accept the new engagement. Unless and until LSK Firm has informed you it is willing and able to accept your new matter, do not send the firm any information or documents that you consider private or confidential.

Confidentiality

Do not send LSK Firm any confidential information or documents in response to the contents of the website. Unsolicited confidential information or documents sent to us may not be subject to the attorney-client privilege and may not be treated as confidential. Absent such authorization, we will not consider any such unsolicited information or documents sent to us as confidential.

Information Provided “As Is”

Your use of the website is at your own risk, and the materials presented within the website are provided “as is” and, although intended to be up-to- date, may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in the contents of the website or of damages that arise from the your use of the website under any circumstances. No viewer of the website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in th website without seeking appropriate legal advice from an attorney who is licensed to practice law

in the viewer’s state. The materials on this website do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of LSK Firm or any of its employees, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to- date.

Links to Third-Party Internet Sites and Referrals:

The website contains links to other sites and resources that we believe may be useful or informative. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. This website does not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference. These links to third party sites or information are not intended as, and should not be interpreted by you as, constituting or implying our endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of the third-party information, products, or services found there. We do not maintain or control these sites and accordingly make no guarantee concerning the accuracy, reliability, or currency of the information found there.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We does not guaranty the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability, suitability or usefulness of any portion of the site. We do not warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that any specific information that is requested will be provided or that this site or its server are or will be free of computer viruses or other harmful elements. LSK Firm makes no representation or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content on the site or the materials, information and functions made accessible by the software used on or accessed through the site, for any products or services or hypertext links to third parties or for any breach of security associated with the transmission of sensitive information through the site or any linked site. LSK Firm hereby specifically disclaims any and all, representations, endorsements, guarantees, and warranties, express or implied, regarding this site, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement of third-party rights. Nothing on this website is intended, and should not be construed, to guaranty, warranty, or predict the outcome of a particular case.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will LSK Firm be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through this site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this site. In no event shall LSK Firm, or any of its agents, affiliates, representatives, employees, or partners be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to the site or this agreement, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for negligence, consequential, incidental or other damages, in such jurisdictions LSK Firm’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using this site.

Statement Regarding Practice Areas

A description or indication of limitation of our Practice Areas does not mean that any agency or board has certified us as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that we are necessarily any more expert or competent than any other attorney. In addition, a description of limitation of our Practice Areas does not mean that we have devoted a substantial portion of my practice time to the particular Practice Area, nor does it mean that we have completed any continuing legal education related to the Practice Area indicated. All users of the website site are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of anyattorney being considered.

Copyright Notice

Unauthorized use or reproduction of any information contained on the website is prohibited.

Privacy

Use of this website constitutes consent to the privacy policy posted from time to time on this website. Any communication or material you transmit to the website by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non- confidential and non-proprietary.

Digital/Electronic Signature

Your digital signature may be required in portions of the website. You agree that you digital or electronic signature is equivalent to your handwritten signature as provided under law.

Indemnification

You agree to make LSK Firm whole for any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Website or any violation of these terms and conditions.  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LSK Firm and its officers, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions and demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from your use of the material on this website or your breach of any of the Terms.

Applicable Laws; Venue

Any action arising out of or related to the access, use, content, or existence of this Website shall be filed only in the appropriate state or federal court located within the State of California. The access, viewing or use of this Website constitutes the user’s express permission and consent to the jurisdiction of the state and/or federal courts of the State of California for purposes of such actions.

Modification of Terms and Conditions of Use

LSK Firm may at any time revise these Terms by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore