Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. Website Disclaimer Policy
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. Website Disclaimer Policy
This policy describes our practices on the Chaffe McCall website (www.chaffe.com, or related website) where it is posted. It also applies to emails, postings and text messages relating to such website or a person utilizing a chaffe.com email address.
This policy does not apply to our use of employee information. It also does not apply to information we collect from you offline.
The material contained in this website is in place to provide information and may be considered attorney advertising. The website is not legal advice. Emailing of an attorney does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. You agree to the terms in this policy when you use this site or any website related to the Firm.
If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. Our web servers, or other web servers, may store your IP address and domain. We may capture the pages visited while you were on our site. We may capture what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using tracking tools described in this policy. To control such tools, please read the “Privacy Choices Available To You” section.
We collect information directly from you. For example, if you contact us to ask questions or leave comments.
We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. To learn more about these tools and how you can control them, read the “Privacy Choices Available To You” section.
We may share your information as legally required, including if we reasonably think we have to in order to comply with the law. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may also share if a government agency requests. We may also share if an investigatory body requests.
We may share your information for other reasons which we may describe to you.
Our site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our sites and giving your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the United States may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.
You can choose not to provide personal information. However, if you don’t provide us with information, some website features may not work. You can also choose to configure your browser not to accept cookies. Again, if you do so, parts of our website may not work.
We use industry standard means to protect our website and your information. The Internet is not 100% secure, however. We cannot promise that use of our site will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution on the Internet.
We may modify our privacy practices from time to time. The latest version of this policy will be posted here.
If you have additional questions you can call us at 504-585-7200, fax us at 504-585-7075 or reach us by email at email@example.com
You may also contact us at:
Chaffe McCall, L.L.P.
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70163
Please include your email address, name, address and telephone number. This helps us handle your request correctly.
Your use of the websites on which these terms reside (collectively, the “Site”) and any features on the Site are subject to these Terms, which we may update from time to time. By accessing this Site in any way, including, without limitation, browsing this Site, using any information, and/or submitting information to us, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained on this page (the “Terms”), including, but not limited to, disclaimers of warranties, damage and remedy exclusions and limitations, and a choice of Louisiana law. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use this Site.
We reserve the right to revise and update these Terms at any time and for any reason, with or without notice or obligation. Your use of this Site after we post any changes constitutes your agreement to those changes and your agreement to be bound by any such revisions. You agree to periodically review these Terms to ensure you are familiar with the most recent version. You agree that you do not have any rights in this Site and that we will have no liability to you if this Site is discontinued or your ability to access the Site is restricted.
Although the information contained in the Site is based upon up-to-date information, and while Chaffe McCall makes all reasonable efforts to insure that all material on this Site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and the Firm makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy.
Although this Site may be linked to other sites, we are not, directly or indirectly, implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation with the linked site, unless specifically stated therein. By entering this Site, you acknowledge and agree that we have not reviewed all the sites linked to this Site and are not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other site linked to this Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.
Your review of the information on this web site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and the Firm. You should not act or rely on any information in or referenced by this website without seeking the advice of a qualified attorney. The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon your review of websites and advertisements. Before you decide, please contact one of our attorneys to obtain more information about our qualifications and experience.
Any information that you send us in an email message may not be confidential or privileged. Sending us an email message will not make you a client of Chaffe McCall and will not create an attorney-client relationship. We cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. If you are interested in representation, please call us at 504-585-7000. We reserve the right to decline any representation for any reason, and may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients. You should therefore not provide us with any confidential information – whether by letter, email or telephone-until after we have had an opportunity to determine whether representing you would create a conflict of interest with any of our other clients. Accordingly, please do not send any confidential information to us, unless you have first received a written engagement letter from us that we represent you. Unless we represent you, any information that you send us may not be treated as privileged or confidential and you may lose or materially prejudice your valuable rights and interests. Email transmissions are NOT SECURE. Users or visitors are encouraged not to send information of a sensitive nature, privileged or confidential, via email. The best ways to initiate a possible representation is by telephone or make an appointment with one of our attorneys, who can then take you through our conflict-of-interest procedure and help you decide if we are suited and available to handle your needs.
All attorneys in our New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles offices are licensed to practice law in Louisiana, and all attorneys in our Houston office are licensed to practice law in Texas. The listing of practice areas or experiences does not indicate or imply that any of our attorneys are certified, or a specialist or an expert in a particular area of law. Unless otherwise clearly indicated in the individual attorney biographies, please do not assume that any of our attorneys are certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, or any other federal or state agencies.
Statements contained on this website relating or referring to past results, client testimonials or an attorney’s representative matters are informational only. Results may vary depending upon specific facts and law.
In some cases, the Firm retains special counsel to assist it in servicing our client’s interests.
The Firm does not guarantee the material on this website to be accurate or up-to-date. Any links and references to other sites or entities are provided only for the general interest of our visitors, and are not intended to state or imply that the Firm is affiliated with, endorses, or is endorsed by, such other sites or entities, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, trademark, service marks, logo, or copyrighted material reflected in such sites.
The Firm has endeavored to comply with the Louisiana State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct and other applicable state bar rules in compiling this website. In some jurisdictions, this website may be considered an ADVERTISEMENT and is required to be designated as such. To the extent that the rules in Louisiana, Texas, or other jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for the content of this website, the Firm designates our office in New Orleans, Louisiana as its principal office and E. Howell Crosby as the attorney responsible for this website. The Firm does not desire to represent clients generated by this website from jurisdictions where the material on this website does not comply with the ethical rules governing the content of law firm websites.
The firm utilizes a server-based email system as well as portable devices for electronic communications. All electronic mail sent from Firm personnel is subject to the below standard Electronic Mail Confidentiality Notice and is deemed to have been delivered with this notice below:
Chaffe McCall L.L.P. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, including attachments, if any, is intended for use only by the addressee(s) named herein and contains confidential and/or privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail or telephone and delete the original and destroy all electronic and other copies of this message. If you are the intended recipient but do not wish to receive communications through this medium, please so advise the sender immediately.
IRS Circular 230 Required Notice–IRS regulations require that we inform you that to the extent fax or email communications contain any statement regarding federal taxes, that statement was not written or intended to be used, and it cannot be used, by any person (i) for the purpose of avoiding federal tax penalties that may be imposed on that person, or (ii) to promote, market or recommend to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.
The United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have been engaged in an effort to curb abusive tax shelters. As part of this effort, the IRS issued regulations known as IRS Circular 230 that have broad effects on tax-related communications sent by the firm to clients, including those communications relating to federal income tax planning techniques.
The new rules require us to add certain standard language to many of our letters, memos, e-mails, and other correspondence concerning federal tax matters, unless the advice is in the form of a formal opinion that complies with the requirements of IRS Circular 230.
The standard language follows:
IRS Circular 230 Required Notice–IRS regulations require that we inform you that to the extent this communication contains any statement regarding federal taxes, that statement was not written or intended to be used, and it cannot be used, by any person (i) for the purpose of avoiding federal tax penalties that may be imposed on that person, or (ii) to promote, market or recommend to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.
In order to comply with the requirements of IRS Circular 230, the firm has adopted a policy of generally including language similar to that described in the previous paragraph in all written communications (including e-mails) sent by attorneys unless the writer specifically determines not to include it. As a result, you may see the disclosure language in e-mails from us that do not discuss any tax issues. The inclusion of the disclosure does not indicate that tax-related penalties would, or could, be asserted.
A practitioner who fails to satisfy the requirement of the new rules risks censure, disbarment and substantial penalties.
In those cases where a client does not want written advice to state that it cannot be used for the purpose of avoiding tax-related penalties, attorneys will often need to provide lengthy opinions which carefully evaluate all potential federal tax issues. These opinions will likely require a time-consuming investigation into the facts underlying the federal tax issues and a substantial amount of research of relevant law to determine whether we can issue such an opinion. Unfortunately, we believe that complying with Circular 230 in providing such tax advice may substantially increase costs to clients.
Should you have any questions about IRS Circular 230 or the disclosure, please call us.