Legal Notice And Terms And Conditions Of Use

Welcome to the website of SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, QUESADA, LAGE, CRESPO, GOMEZ, MACHADO & PREIRA LLP ("SMGQ" or "Firm"). The following provides the rules that govern the use of this web site. Please read this entire section. These Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms and Conditions"). constitute the contractual agreement between you and our Firm regarding your use of our website. Your use of our website constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

As used in these Terms and Conditions, the words "you" and "your" refer to any person or entity accessing the SMGQ website.

Legal Disclaimer and Attorney-Client Relationship

This website is provided for informational purposes only. The information and materials on this website are not intended to be, nor should they be construed as, legal advice, opinion or the provision of legal services. The viewing, transmission, receipt and exchange of information contained on and accessed through this website does not create nor constitute an attorney-client relationship or an invitation to establish an attorney-client relationship. Transmission and receipt of the information in this website and communication with our Firm or any of its lawyers, employees, agents or representatives via e-mail is not intended to solicit or create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship between the Firm and any person or entity.

Transmission of Information

Electronic mail or other communication through the Firm's website or to any of its lawyers and staff in connection with a matter for which the Firm does not already represent you may not be treated as privileged or confidential. If you choose to contact our Firm through this website, you should be aware that any information transmitted electronically may not be secure. Do not send us any confidential or sensitive information without first speaking to one of the Firm's lawyers and receiving confirmation that the appropriate conflict checks have been cleared and the Firm determines that it is able to accept the engagement. Any information or documents sent prior to your receipt of such confirmation cannot be treated as confidences, secrets or protected information.

Legal Warranty

The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current law and legal developments. Such content is intended only to give general information and it is not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the law or recent developments in the law, nor as legal advice or opinion. Changes in local, state and federal laws occur frequently and sometimes quickly, and interpretations of law can vary greatly. Since the law is constantly changing and will vary based on different facts and circumstances, any statements on this website regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. You should not take any action based on the information in this website nor rely on information presented here for any purpose.

Bar Membership

Though this website may be viewed from any of the 50 states of the United States of America and its territories, as well as from any other country, territory or place with access to the Internet, the lawyers of SMGQ practice law primarily in the State of Florida. The lawyers named or identified in our Firm's website may not be authorized to practice law except in jurisdictions where the Firm maintains offices or by special admission or permission on a case-by-case basis obtained from the applicable courts of other jurisdictions.

Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon any information on this website without first seeking professional counsel. An attorney-client relationship with SMGQ is not created or established by use of this website. To establish an attorney-client relationship with SMGQ, the terms and conditions of the attorney-client relationship must be in writing and accepted by the Firm. The materials on this website may not be current and are not intended to be disseminated, distributed or copied by anyone without the prior written consent of SMGQ.

Links

There may be links within this website that may lead to other sites or web pages ("third-party sites"). SMGQ does not necessarily endorse, sponsor, verify, recommend or otherwise approve of any third-party sites and their content, products or services, if any, that may be accessed through this website and its links. Links to organizations, governmental agencies, databases or anything posted on third-party sites are provided merely as a convenience to our readers. Once you access a third-party site through a link on our website, you may be subject to the terms and conditions of use of the third-party site. The links are to be accessed at the user's own risk, and SMGQ makes no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the reliability, content, products or services offered by these links.

User Inquiries, Comments or Feedback

All inquiries, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other information disclosed, submitted or offered to SMGQ through our site shall be and remain the property of the Firm. SMGQ shall be free to use, without restriction and without compensation to you, any ideas, suggestions or information contained in any e-mail you send to us for any purpose whatsoever. SMGQ has no obligation to respond to any inquiries, comments or information submitted to the Firm, and we reserve the right, but undertake no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material sent or posted by users on our site, in our sole and absolute discretion and without notice.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall SMGQ, its partners, officers, employees, agents or contributors to this website be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages whatsoever, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort, (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, resulting from or occasioned by your access to or use of this website. The Firm assumes no responsibility for computer viruses or any other computer problems resulting from use of this website.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure

To ensure compliance with certain U.S. Treasury Department and IRS regulations or requirements, we inform you that any tax advice contained on this website is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing, or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed on this website.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SMGQ, the professional association or partners of SMGQ, their lawyers, employees, agents and representatives, from and against any and all losses, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses at all levels of litigation), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of SMGQ's website, and any violation by you of any of the Terms and Conditions set forth herein.

Jurisdiction

By accessing this website, you agree with SMGQ that any disputes or matters arising out of or relating to your viewing or use of this website shall be governed under the laws of the State of Florida without regard to the conflict of laws, that the courts of Miami-Dade County, Florida shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any such disputes, and that no other venue or forum other than the courts of Miami-Dade County, Florida shall have any authority or jurisdiction over the parties to such disputes or the subject matter thereof. If the bar rules in your jurisdiction require our Firm to identify a lawyer and office responsible for this website, SMGQ hereby designates Peter A. González, Esq. of its Coral Gables office in the State of Florida, USA, as the responsible lawyer and office.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, QUESADA, LAGE, CRESPO, GOMEZ, MACHADO & PREIRA LLP is, unless otherwise stated, the owner or licensee of all rights in this website and its contents, software, databases and services. The materials contained in this website are protected by the copyright and trademark laws and other laws of the United States and other countries. No user of this website has any right, title, or interest in such contents, software, databases or services not previously expressly granted in writing to such user by the Firm or by its licensor.

No materials from this website may be published, uploaded, downloaded, transmitted, posted, copied, reproduced, distributed or republished except (a) with the Firm's express written permission, (b) in accordance with a license granted by the Firm, (c) in accordance with a contract entered into with the Firm, or (d) as permitted by applicable law.  However, you may view, print or download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, but only if:

(i) all proprietary notices, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices, are kept intact;

(ii) the materials are not modified;

(iii) the materials, absent the Firm's express written permission, are not used in a manner that suggests an association with any of our services; and

(iv) the materials are not incorporated in any other work or publication.

Notwithstanding the foregoing,

(i) any materials available on this website are subject to any additional or narrower restrictions stated in such materials or by the owners thereof;

(ii) more than one copy of brochures, announcements, registration forms, client alerts and bulletins, and similar materials may be printed or downloaded as may be necessary and reasonable under the circumstances;

(iii) you may send copies of the materials to individual third parties for their personal information, but only if you acknowledge this website as the source of the material and you inform the third party that the terms of this Notice apply;

(iv) no part of this website may be distributed or recopied for any commercial purpose or for a fee.

The Firm reserves the right at any time at its discretion to withdraw or modify the permissions contained above.

SANCHEZ-MEDINA, GONZALEZ, QUESADA, LAGE, CRESPO, GOMEZ, MACHADO & PREIRA LLP, SMGQ, and the SMGQ logo are registered service marks or trademarks, service marks, and/or trade names owned by the Firm. These and all other trademarks, service marks, and trade names used on this website are owned by the Firm or third parties, and are protected by state, federal, and/or international trademark laws. No user of any Firm website has any right, title, or interest in those marks or names not previously expressly granted in writing to such user by the Firm or the applicable third party.

Changes

SMGQ may change these policies and the content of its website at any time without any notice. Any changes are effective immediately upon being posted to the website.

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