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No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

This website, blog or newsletter is made available for educational purposes and is meant to give only general information about the law. The information here should not be relied on for taking any specific course of action, and it is no substitute for individualized legal advice. If you have any questions about a specific course of action or any legal questions you should speak with a lawyer.  None of our websites, blogs, client alerts, newsletters, or other communications is intended to create, and the receipt or review of it does not create or constitute, an attorney-client relationship between you and us. Simply reviewing the contents of this website, blog or newsletter would not, in and of itself, prevent us from representing an adverse party in a lawsuit that you might be involved in.

We would be pleased to communicate with you by email. However, if you communicate with us through this website, blog or newsletter or otherwise in connection with a matter for which we do not already represent you, your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential.  Just because you communicate with us does not mean we will represent you in a matter or that you are our client. You should not send any information to us until you have spoken with one of our attorneys and received authorization to send that information to us.  If we do not represent you already, that may require us to check to see if we have a conflict of interest that might prevent us from representing you in a matter.  If you communicate with us by email in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, please remember that Internet email is not secure and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential Internet email messages unless they are adequately encrypted.

The materials on our Sites do not necessarily reflect our opinions or the opinions of any of our attorneys or clients, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date.

In some jurisdictions, our Sites, newsletters, or other communications may be considered advertising, although it is not intended to be an advertisement.  The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information about our qualifications and experience.  We have endeavored to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements in providing this website, blog or newsletter.  We do not desire to represent clients based upon their review of any portions of this website, blog or newsletter that do not comply with legal or ethical requirements in your jurisdiction. Nothing in this website, blog or newsletter should be misconstrued as a representation that Balch & Bingham LLP, or any lawyer associated with the Firm can achieve any particular result in a case or is a guaranty of success in any matter.

Some of the website, blog or newsletter posts contain links to other resources on the Internet.  Those links are provided as citations and aids to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest, and are not intended to state or imply that we sponsor, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.

Nothing contained in this website, blog or newsletter is intended to compare our services to the services of any other law firm or lawyer or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the Alabama State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, the Florida Bar, or other similar applicable entity. Any lawyers of the Firm who are properly board certified in a practice area have indicated that in their biographies.

To the extent that State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or a single attorney responsible for this website, blog or newsletter; we designate our office in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as our principal office, and we designate Scott Grover as the attorney responsible for this website, blog or newsletter.



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Submit the information above to the following designated copyright agent: 

Pam Payne Smith 
Balch & Bingham LLP