Disclosure

TERMS OF USE

These Terms of Use govern your access and use of the Web sites of Blackwell Burke P.A. (hereinafter “Blackwell Burke”). All information accessed or viewed is considered confidential and is for only authorized personal or business purposes.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

These Web sites are the property of Blackwell Burke, and by linking, referencing, using or accessing Web sites of Blackwell Burke, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, including agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Blackwell Burke from all claims of any nature arising from your access and use of these Web sites. These Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time at the sole discretion of Blackwell Burke. These Terms and Conditions pertain to all Web sites of Blackwell Burke, including Web sites owned, operated or sponsored by Blackwell Burke or any of its affiliates.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING LEGAL ADVICE

Please be advised that all materials contained herein have been prepared for informational purposes only, and are not offered as legal or any other advice on any particular matter. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship between Blackwell Burke and the user. The user should not act on information contained in this Web site without seeking professional counsel.

The materials on this Web site may include links and references to other Web sites. These links to other Web sites do not serve as an endorsement of those sites, and those sites are not under the domain or control of Blackwell Burke. Blackwell Burke is not responsible for any third party contents which can be accessed through our Web site. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law, we make no warranty, express or implied, concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this Web site or at other sites to which we link. Unless specifically indicated otherwise in an individual attorney biography, the descriptions of legal practice areas do not constitute certification in any legal specialty by any of the attorneys.

It is not the intent of Blackwell Burke to communicate via this Web site with any person in a jurisdiction where this Web site may violate local law. Although we intend to provide up-to-date legal information, the information contained in this Web site may not reflect the most current legal developments.

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa. The use of Internet e-mail for confidential or sensitive information is discouraged.

The following notice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa:

The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.

Some of our attorneys are licensed to practice law in more than one state. The attorney biographies on the web site will provide you with information as to the particular jurisdictions in which individual Blackwell Burke attorneys are licensed to practice law.

EMAIL DISCLOSURE

Please read the following notice before sending an email to our firm:

Sending us an email will not make you a client of our firm. Until we have agreed to represent you, nothing you send us will be confidential or privileged.

The best way for you to inquire about a possible representation is to call a Blackwell Burke attorney at one of the telephone numbers listed on our Attorney’s page. An attorney will first take you through our conflict of interest procedure and see that you are put in touch with the lawyer best suited to handle your matter.

If you proceed with an email, you confirm that you have read and understand this notice. To proceed, click I agree.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The content found on Web sites of Blackwell Burke, including without limitation, the text, graphics, videos, selection and arrangement of information, and page layouts, is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. You may download and print copyrighted materials for your personal non-commercial use only. You may not modify, transmit, or distribute any of the copyrighted materials without the specific written consent of Blackwell Burke. Trademarks, service marks and logos used on Web sites of Blackwell Burke are registered and unregistered trademarks, protected by the laws of the United States and other countries worldwide. Trademarks, service marks and logos used on these Web sites that have been provided by others are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any of the trademarks, service marks or logos found on these Web sites without the specific written consent of Blackwell Burke or their respective owners.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Blackwell Burke has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our strong commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer this web site. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information and generate user statistics.

Blackwell Burke is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of links to other web sites.

We do not disclose to anyone other than our own attorneys and employees any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our representation of you, except with your consent or as required by law. It is possible, for example, that we could be compelled to disclose such information in response to the service upon us of a subpoena issued by a court or agency. In any such case we would timely advise you of the receipt by us of such legal process, and otherwise act in any lawful manner to protect your interests, such as by asserting claims of attorney-client privilege, if appropriate.

We also retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to attend to your professional needs. These records are retained in compliance with applicable professional standards.

GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY 

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota with jurisdiction and venue being in Hennepin County, Minnesota. You agree that your referencing, using or accessing Web sites of Blackwell Burke constitutes your acceptance of the jurisdiction of state or federal courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota and that legal action may be brought against, or by, you must be brought in state or federal courts in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
In the event any of the provisions of these Terms of Use shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, any such provision determined to be invalid shall not effect the validity of all remaining provisions.

If you have any questions about this Disclaimer or the Web site, send an email to info@blackwellburke.com, or send a letter addressed to:

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Blackwell Burke P.A.
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