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Website purpose and limitations of use
The materials on this website were prepared by Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. ("MFEM") and are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal advice or legal services. Neither viewing this website, nor the transmission or receipt of materials in connection with this website, shall create any attorney-client, confidential or fiduciary relationship between MFEM and you, or between MFEM and any entity which you represent. Prior results described herein or on any linked content do not guarantee a similar outcome.
MFEM does not desire by or through this website to provide legal representation or counseling to any person in any jurisdiction to the extent this website does not comply with applicable laws or professional conduct requirements in such jurisdiction. Engagement of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements and will be subject to the professional rules and ethical considerations of the applicable states and jurisdictions. No user should act or refrain from action on the basis of any content included in this website, without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice with respect to the particular facts and circumstances at issue, from an attorney licensed in the user's jurisdiction, or under circumstances where such advice may be provided in compliance with applicable laws or professional conduct requirements in such jurisdiction. Do not send us information until until you communicate with one of our attorneys and receive authorization to send such information to us. Providing information to MFEM (via email links on this website or otherwise) will not create an attorney-client relationship in the absence of an express agreement by MFEM to create such a relationship and will not prevent MFEM from representing someone else in connection with the matter in question or a related matter.
This website constitutes a communication as defined in Rule 1-400(A) of the California Rules of Professional Conduct in that it is a message made by and on behalf of attorneys at MFEM who are members of the State Bar of California concerning the availability for professional employment of those members and their law firm. Additionally, pursuant to the applicable rules of professional or ethical conduct in other states or jurisdictions, this website may constitute advertising. Some of the xontent may constitute advertising under applicable rules of certain jurisdictions. MFEM does not wish to represent anyone desiring representation based on viewing this website in a jurisdiction where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules in that jurisdiction. MFEMs attorneys tend to limit their practice to certain areas of the law. Except where specifically noted, none is certified by a jurisdiction in which he or she practices as a specialist in any area of practice. The attorneys in all MFEM offices (unless otherwise indicated in an individual attorney's biographical information contained on this website) are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Intellectual Property matters
All content of this website is the property of the MFEM, or other designated party, and MFEM reserves all trademark, copyright and other proprietary rights therein. Users may view this website and download and print copies of the content for individual use only and only in accordance with the intended purposes of this website, so long as such use is consistent with these Disclaimers and the user complies with these Terms and Conditions and applicable laws. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of content without the express prior written permission of the MFEM is strictly prohibited. No person may otherwise link to, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display or use this website or the content without the prior written permission of MFEM. User agrees not to infringe upon, dilute or remove or modify any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice appearing on any content of this website.
Disclaimers, limitations of liabilities and remedies
This website, its content and its links are provided on an as is basis and are to be viewed and/or used only at the sole risk of the user, to the fullest extent permitted by law. MFEM does not warrant the accuracy of any information on this website. MFEM does not endorse any product, service or person identified on this website or the security (or freedom from any virus) of users identity, information or users computer system in connection with users access to or use of this website, content and/or links. MFEM disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all warranties, express or implied, of any kind, regarding this website (including its content, hardware, software and links), including as to fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, title, non-infringement, results, accuracy, completeness, accessibility, compatibility, security and freedom from computer virus.
User agrees that MFEM will not be liable (and user shall not assert any claim against MFEM or an MFEM attorney/employee) for any damages or losses, including direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages and lost profits, in connection with use of the internet, this website, its content or its links, however caused, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if MFEM (or an MFEM attorney/employee) has been advised of the possibility of such damage.
Applicable law and forum
This website, these Disclaimers and Terms and Conditions, and any dispute arising in connection therewith shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the internal substantive laws of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. The state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any lawsuit or claim filed by User arising in connection with this website or these Disclaimers, Terms and Conditions and any legal proceedings brought by User shall be initiated exclusively in such courts, to the fullest extent permitted by law, and no later than one (1) year after the cause of action arises. User hereby submits to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Illinois.
If any provision of these Disclaimers or Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability will be limited to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.