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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP (“Vorys,” “we,” “us” or “our”) provides this website (the “Website”) as a general information service.  BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS TERMS OF USE AND DISCLAIMER (these “Terms”).  Do not use this Website if you do not agree to these Terms.

The information contained on this Website does not constitute legal advice and is presented without any representation or warranty whatsoever, including as to accuracy or completeness.  This Website should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed attorney.  Readers should not act on information contained on this Website without seeking legal counsel.

No Legal Services or Attorney Client Relationship

Transmittal of information from or to this Website or any use of electronic mail is not intended to create, and receipt of it by you or by us does not establish, an attorney-client relationship between Vorys and anyone else.  Do not send us information until you speak with one of our attorneys and receive authorization to send it to us.   If you would like an attorney to contact you, please use our Contact Us form.  We will get back to you and let you know how to proceed.  When you receive and enter into an engagement letter from one of our lawyers, you will then be our client, and we may exchange information freely.  Prior to that time, you should assume that any information you send to us would not be kept confidential by us and would not be subject to any attorney-client privilege and would be treated as non-proprietary.

If any communication from this Website is not in conformity with the rules and regulations of any state governing lawyer conduct, Vorys will not accept representation which is based on such communication.  The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

Attorney Experience

Experience described on attorney biographies on this Website may date from before an individual lawyer joined Vorys. Experience represented on the Website does not imply current client status. Please consult the client list for current clients. Unless otherwise indicated, lawyers listed on this Website are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

User Conduct

You agree that you will not use the Website for any illegal purpose. In addition, you agree that:

  1. You will not harvest, collect or otherwise use contact information made available on the Website for the purpose of sending unsolicited improper communications, including without limitation, unsolicited bulk email (collectively, spam) and that you will not use any of our communications facilities to deliver or attempt to deliver spam.
  2. You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website or the servers and network associated with the Website.
  3. You will not circumvent or attempt to circumvent any security or access control technology implemented on the Website, or the servers and network associated with the Website.
  4. You will not use the Website in any manner designed to degrade the performance or functioning of the Website.

Content

All Website Content, including, without limitation, all text, graphics, audio, video, music, icons, images, hyperlinks, displays, products, HTML code, and scripts (collectively, the “Website Content”), and the collection, arrangement and assembly of the Website Content, is the property of Vorys and its sponsors, distributors, or licensors, and is protected by copyright law and other U.S. and international laws and treaties.  You are granted no right, title or interest in or to the Website Content other than the limited license expressly set forth in these Terms.  You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, incorporate into a website or in any way exploit the Website Content, or any portion thereof, without the express written permission of Vorys.

Publications

Our publications should not be construed as legal advice on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents of our publications are intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without our prior written consent, to be given or withheld at our discretion. The mailing of our publications is not intended to create, and receipt of them does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. The views set forth therein are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the law firm with which the author is associated.

Trademarks

All rights regarding any trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos and/or trade dress (collectively, “Marks”) contained in, or used in connection with, the Website are expressly reserved by Vorys and our licensors.  The Marks, and all associated logos or images, are registered and/or common law trademarks. No license with respect to the use of the Marks is granted to you under these Terms or by virtue of your use of the Website.  The Marks may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Vorys or the consent of the applicable rights holder.

Commercial Use of Our Website Materials

Reproduction, copying or redistribution of materials on our Website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the express written permission of Vorys. To obtain permission to copy portions of this site, please Contact Us. We will evaluate your request and advise you as soon as possible. We reserve the right to refuse permission to copy, distribute, broadcast or publish any of our copyrighted material, including text and images on our Website.

Accessibility

This Website can be accessed in all 50 states and throughout the world. To the extent that the Bar rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate one office and one attorney responsible for this Website, we designate our Columbus office, located at 52 East Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 and John L. Landolfi as the responsible attorney.

Limitation of Liability

Information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or noninfringement. We periodically add changes, improves or updates the information and documents on the Website without notice. Vorys assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website. Your use of the Website is at your own risk. Under no circumstances and under no legal theory shall Vorys, our suppliers, or any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website’s contents be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character arising from your access to, or use of, the Website.

Third Party Links

This Website may contain links to other websites and/or materials, and such links are provided solely for our visitors’ convenience.  We do not control these other linked websites or information contained there.  The mere reference of such linked websites is not an endorsement by us of their content or accuracy.  Accessing of such links or materials is done at your own risk.  We are not responsible for changes made at the linked websites (including but not limited to information that ceases to exist and/or may be archived).

Governing Law

These Terms and your use of the Website shall be governed by the laws of Ohio, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions.

Modifications

We reserve the right to change these Terms, from time to time, in our sole and absolute discretion.  Your use of this Website after changes are made signifies your agreement to such changes.  We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of this Website at any time.

Ratings and Reviews

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Contact Information

For any questions, complaints, or claims regarding the Website, please see our Contact Us page.

Effective Date (last updated on): January 11, 2021