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These disclaimers, terms and conditions (collectively, the "terms") apply to your use of this website (www.gobaudlawfirm.com) and all other sites, mobile sites, services, applications, platforms, forms, and tools where these terms appear, are linked, or incorporated by reference (collectively, the "services"). As used in these terms, "the firm", "us", "our", or "we" refers to the law firm of Daniel S. Gobaud, attorney at law.
Acceptance. Please take time to read all the information on this page. By accessing the services, you are deemed to have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these terms. If you do not accept these terms, you should stop using the services and any materials or information obtained from the services.
No Legal Advice Intended. The services include general information about legal issues and developments in the law. All content is for informational and educational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. Changes may occur in any area of law. The information provided is a public service intended to help you better understand the law in general. Information presented is a general statement of law not specific to any jurisdiction for informational and educational purposes only. Informational answers may be stated based on the limited facts or hypothetical questions given. The services are not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem or to substitute for the advice of a lawyer.
Attorney-Client Relationship. Neither your receipt of information from the services, nor your use of the services, nor your communications sent to the firm creates an attorney-client relationship. The services are not an offer to represent you on any matter. You will become a client of the firm only if and when both you and the firm sign an engagement agreement setting forth the scope of engagement, fee arrangement, and other relevant matters. Whether you are a new or existing client, the 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. Communications are not protected by the attorney-client privilege unless the firm accepts you as a client or agrees to provide you a consultation as a prospective client.
Time Limits. Legal claims are generally subject to time-limits (statutes of limitations or repose), and failure to assert a claim within the applicable time-limit may result in the claim being lost forever. As a result, you may lose important legal rights if you do not hire an attorney immediately to advise you. Merely contacting the firm does not make you a client and does not obligate us to take any action on your behalf to protect your rights. If the firm does not take your case, you should contact another attorney immediately. Technological problems or anti-spam programs may impede the sending or receipt of e-mails. Do not assume any communication you have sent to to the firm has been received unless you are able to verify that fact by receiving a response from us. We make an effort to respond promptly to each inquiry, but we cannot guarantee and have no duty to respond to inquiries from non-clients.
Confidentiality. You agree we may review any information you send. Unsolicited information you send to us without permission will not be treated as confidential or protected by attorney-client privilege. Do not send sensitive or confidential information until you have established a formal attorney-client relationship with the firm or receive express authorization from the firm. If you submit sensitive or confidential information before becoming a client, or before the firm agrees to accept such information, you recognize that review of this information—even if highly confidential and sent in a good faith effort to retain the firm—will not preclude the firm from representing another client directly adverse to you in a matter where that information may be used against you.
Encryption. Electronic communications that are not end-to-end encrypted are not completely secure and therefore may not be confidential. Unless encrypted, electronic communications such as email, fax, phone, and text message can be intercepted by persons other than the recipient. The firm's routine email communications and messaging on the services are not encrypted, which you should consider before communicating sensitive or confidential matters. For greater security, contact the firm to arrange for encrypted messaging. You accept all risks when sending sensitive or confidential messages electronically that are unencrypted.
Signatures. Email from the firm does not constitute an electronic signature unless expressly stated.
Your Consent to be Contacted. When you send a message using the services, you must provide personal information for your message to be forwarded to the firm. By providing your contact information to the firm, or by contacting the firm through any other method, you give permission for us to save and use the information you provide in order to contact you regarding your message.
Advertising. The information on the services is considered advertising under California law and may be considered advertising under other state's laws and ethical rules. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
Virtual Law Practice. The firm does not maintain permanent physical office space open to the public. In-person meetings are available by appointment only and may not be available in your state or city. Local telephone numbers may be provided for your convenience and do not represent a local office in that area or state. The listed address is for mail correspondence and service of process only.
Members. Daniel S. Gobaud is the sole attorney member and is responsible for the content of the services.
Fees. You may have to pay the opposing parties’ attorney fees and costs in the event of a loss.
Quality. 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. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability.
Licensing Status. The jurisdictions in which the firm is licensed to practice are California, Nevada, New York. The firm does not seek, and the services is not intended to solicit, legal engagements in jurisdictions outside of its states of licensure when such engagements constitute the unauthorized practice of law.
No Specialization, Expertise, or Certification. The services may list areas in which the firm practices. The firm makes no claim of “expertise,” “specialization," or “certification” pursuant to any governmental authority within the States of New York, California, or Nevada. Certification granted by another state or territory is not recognized by any governmental authority within the States of New York, California, or Nevada. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the States of New York, California, or Nevada and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.
Third Party Organizations. Memberships, awards, or certifications granted by any third party organization are not a requirement for the practice of law and do not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in any field of law. Only the relevant governmental authority in each state grants attorney licenses that are required to practice law.
Third Party Content. The services may provide links, logos, or references to third parties. The firm assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any third party content or websites nor liability for damages resulting from use of any third party content or websites. The firm does not endorse nor is it endorsed by any third parties.
Endorsements. Endorsements such as testimonials or online reviews do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Results Not Guaranteed. Nothing on the services is intended to be a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. No representation is made that the quality of legal service provided is higher than that performed by other attorneys. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Regulations. In the event that any information on the services does not conform fully with regulations in any jurisdiction, the firm will not accept representation based on that information. The firm does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to the services or based upon advertising, or where to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules. The services are not an offer to represent you, and the firm does not wish to represent anyone in a jurisdiction in which the firm is admitted to practice or any jurisdiction in which the services do not comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules.
Language. The website may list non-English languages with which one or more members or staff of the Firm are able to communicate and understand. Non-English languages may be used to facilitate communication with clients and third parties. Nonetheless, the governing or primary form of legal advice, communications, documents, and attorney-client agreements will be in English.
Security. The firm does not warrant that access to the services will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the services or the server that makes them available is free of any virus or harmful elements. Users assume all risks associated with use of the services.
Accuracy. The services may contain inaccuracies or errors. The firm makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the services. Use of the services is at your own risk. Changes may be made at any time. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through the services meet your specific requirements.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the firm and its affiliates, officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, licensors and licensees harmless from and against any and all liabilities and costs incurred in connection with any claim arising from your breach of this agreement or claims arising from your use of the services. You shall cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. The firm reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
Severability. If a provision of these terms is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
Reasonableness. By using the services, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability described in the services are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use the services.
Law and Jurisdiction. These terms shall be governed by the laws of Nevada, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You unconditionally and irrevocably consent to the sole, exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Nevada and of the United States of America located in the aforementioned state for any litigation arising out of or relating to the web site or these Terms, waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in such court, and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that such litigation has been brought in any inconvenient forum.
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