Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

    Terms of Use

    The content on this Site is a general summary of contemporary legal issues; it does not constitute legal advice as to your particular situation. The content of this Site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with an attorney. The attorneys listed on the Site practice at and are generally admitted to practice in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions specifically identified for each attorney. The law as applied to your particular facts and circumstances may differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. You should not rely on the content on this Site in evaluating your own particular situation.

    We provide legal advice and opinions only upon a written formal engagement with a client and only based on a particular set of facts. Viewing this Site or contacting us by e-mail or otherwise does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and this Firm until such time as a formal engagement is undertaken by us.

    The content appearing on this Site may be considered advertising under the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Your communications sent to us through the Site by e-mail, such as inquiries, data, comments, suggestions (collectively, “Communications”), are not confidential and are not proprietary. Therefore, you should not send Communications through the Site if you want to keep them confidential. These Communications are the exclusive property of the Firm (except as set forth in our Privacy Policy). We will not compensate you for these Communications.

    You should not send us any confidential, privileged or sensitive content until after a formal engagement is entered into between you and us. Before e-mailing or sending any privileged, sensitive or confidential content, you should contact one of our attorneys to ensure measures are taken to maintain the privacy of your Communications. E-mails and other Communications sent to us may also be intercepted by third parties who may be under no obligation to keep such Communications confidential.

    The links on the Site are provided by us as a courtesy to you. In providing these links, we do not endorse the linked organization or site and have no control over the linked site. We are not responsible for any loss or damage arising in any way from your use of any hypertext link on the Site. You should review the terms of use on any linked site before using that site. We may update, change or delete the Site or its content at any time for any reason, without notice. Access to the Site may be interrupted on account of systems maintenance or malfunction or for other reasons. The Site content may also be out of date, inaccurate or incomplete. The Site may contain defects or viruses or other harmful components.

    Provided you comply with these Terms, you are authorized by us to view the Site and print one copy of the Site for your own lawful, personal, noncommercial use. Any copy made of the Site must include all copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices contained in such content on the Site. No changes may be made to the content in the printed copy.

    We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to reject any requests for such content or materials, or to discontinue the provision of such content or materials to any person, for any reason whatsoever.

    We are not responsible whatsoever for any loss or damage arising in any way from any downloading of the Site or any use of the content on the Site.

    We make no warranties in these Terms, on the Site or in the content of the Site, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose and all such warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, in no event shall the Firm be liable for any damages, including without limitation, consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, multiple or other indirect damages or for lost profits or loss of use damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this Site or the content contained on this Site or from any other cause. All claims for such damages are hereby specifically waived, even if the other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

    We make no representation that the content on this Site is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you have chosen to access this Site from outside the United States of America, you do so at your own initiative and risk and you are responsible for compliance with your local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

    All questions concerning the construction, validity, and interpretation of these Terms and the performance of the obligations imposed by these Terms shall be governed by the internal law, not the law of conflicts, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America. Any and all disputes arising out of or related to these Terms including, without limitation, questions concerning the construction, enforceability, validity, and interpretation of these Terms will be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.

    In the event that any of the provisions of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining portions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The Firm may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting to the Site.

    Privacy Policy

    The Firm is committed to the protection of your privacy. In the course of using this Website, you may provide the Firm with information about yourself. The Firm works diligently to ensure that it has taken appropriate administrative and technical measures to prevent the unauthorized or unlawful use of your information, and to prevent any accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, such information. This Privacy Policy explains how the Firm collects, uses, and safeguards information collected on the Firm Website.

    The Firm reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason. Any changes will appear on this page. By continuing to use this Website, you accept the present terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

    Collection of Information

    The Firm collects information about visitors to the Firm Website in two primary ways:

    First, the Firm uses technologies that automatically collect and store Non-Personal Data when you visit the Website, including sending one or more “cookies,” “web beacons,” or other anonymous identifiers to your device.

    Second, you may also affirmatively provide information about yourself (“Personally Identifiable Information”), such as by using contact forms on the Website or by calling or e-mailing the Firm.

    The Firm may keep any collected information for an unlimited period of time, or for the amount of time permitted by law.

    Non-Personal Data

    When you visit the Firm Website, the Firm may automatically collect certain Non-Personal Data such as:

    • Your IP address and geographic location;
    • The date and time you access the Firm Website and other Websites;
    • The URLs of Websites and pages you visit before, during, and after you visit the Firm Website; and
    • Information about your device hardware and software.

    The Firm may also place cookies on your computer to recognize you on return visits, to enhance your browsing experience, and to collect additional information about you for traffic analysis. Cookies are small files with code and text that are saved on your device upon accessing certain Websites that use them. Web beacons are also small files saved to your device, often by web analytics software to track visitor information. Cookies and web beacons allow the Firm to conduct Website traffic analysis to better understand the Website’s visitors, and while they contain information unique to your device and browser, they do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information.

    The Firm may contract with third-party service providers to better understand the Firm’s Website visitors. These third parties may use cookies and other identifiers to collect Non-Personal Data, such as your gender, age, industry, interests, etc., but the Firm does not control how third parties use these technologies.

    Acceptance of these anonymous identifiers is not required for site functionality. You may adjust your browser settings or use other means to prevent cookies from being placed on your device, but doing so may result in reduced functionality and a less personalized browsing experience.

    The Firm uses a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Website. Google may use and share information collected about you in accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. The Firm Website may also use Google Display Advertising to aggregate additional information about visitors to enhance the browsing experience. This may include the use of one or more of the following: Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. The Firm’s use of these products, if any, is in accordance with Google’s Policy Requirements for Display Advertising. The Firm will not merge Personally Identifiable Information with Non-Personal Data without your prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to that merger. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits by disabling cookies or by opting out of Google Analytics.

    Personally Identifiable Information

    We may collect information that identifies you (“Personally Identifiable Information”) when you interact and voluntarily provide such information. Personally Identifiable Information is data that allows you to be identified as a particular person, such as your name, address, or phone number.

    The type of Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Website may include:

    • Your name;
    • Your contact information (e.g., address, phone number, and e-mail address); and
    • Any other information you choose to provide the Firm.

    Except as described in this Privacy Policy, the Firm does not automatically collect Personally Identifiable Information about you, and does not collect such information without your consent.

    Use of Information

    The Firm will not use or disclose to any third parties the information it collects from this Website, except as provided by this Privacy Policy.

    Non-Personal Data

    The Firm uses Non-Personal Data in ways including, but not limited to:

    • Improving the usability and design of the Website;
    • Evaluating and improving the content of the Website;
    • Diagnosing problems with the Website; and
    • Assessing the interests and demands of visitors to the Website.

    We may share your Non-Personal Data with third parties or permit third parties to place cookies, tags, web beacons, and other anonymous identifiers to collect additional Non-Personal Data when you browse the Website. We or other third parties may use the collected Non-Personal Data to serve advertisements and targeted advertisements to you before, during, and after your visit to the Website.

    Personally Identifiable Information

    Once collected, the Firm may use your Personally Identifiable Information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

    • Answering your emails or online requests;
    • Delivering and processing surveys and newsletters;
    • Personalizing and improving the usability of the Website;
    • Fulfilling and/or delivering products and services requested by you; and
    • Keeping you informed about events.

    The Firm will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties except where:

    • You have given your express consent to share the information with third parties;
    • The Firm, in its good-faith judgment, determines it needs to provide your information to a third party in order to deliver services you requested; or
    • Disclosure is required by law or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of personnel of the Firm, or members of the general public.

    Opting Out

    Visitors who wish to opt out of marketing communications may reply to any marketing communication with the subject line “Unsubscribe.”

    You may also block or disable cookies on your device, thereby restricting the collection of Non-Personal Data enabled through the use of cookies. Using Google Ads Settings, you can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. For more information about opting out of Google Analytics tracking, you may visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs.

    Information Transmitted Is Not Secure

    Any information sent to the Firm by e-mail or through the Website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. If you choose to send information to the Firm over the Internet, including by e-mail or contact form, you do so at your own risk.

    Transmission of Information Does Not Form an Attorney–Client Relationship

    Transmission of information from this Website does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and the Firm or any attorney therein, nor is it intended to do so. The transmission of the Website, in part or in whole, and/or any communication with the Firm through this Website does not constitute or create an attorney–client relationship between the Firm and any recipients.