Terms and Conditions of Use and General information

Use of this Website is subject to the terms, use and conditions ("Terms") set forth herein. Use and viewing this Website is an acknowledgement that these Terms, as amended from time to time, have been read and accepted. To aid in navigation of these Terms, they have been divided into several sections. To access a section, please click on the appropriate link below:

New Jersey Attorney Advertising Disclaimer

This Website constitutes an ADVERTISEMENT under New Jersey attorney ethics rules. The selection of an attorney is an important decision. You should give the selection of an attorney to represent you in a matter careful thought and consideration before ultimately making your choice. Prior Client results or outcomes do not guarantee similar future results or outcome(s). If you believe any statement made on this Website is inaccurate or misleading, you may report same to the Committee on Attorney Advertising, Hughes Justice Complex, CN 037, Trenton, NJ 08625.

Location of Website Host

The host server for this Website is located in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, United States of America.

Contents of this Website

The contents of this Website are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice, a legal opinion or any other advice on any specific facts or circumstances. Anybody viewing this Website should not act or refrain from acting upon this information without seeking the advice from a properly credentialed professional. The transmission of any information on or by use of this Website is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship between the sender and receiver. Any such communications will not be treated as confidential. Photographs and other graphics may be for dramatization purposes only.

No Assurances

The information on this Website is subject to change without notice. Although we try to keep our Website current and accurate, you should not rely on this information or its applicability to any specific circumstances without first seeking the advice from a properly credentialed professional. The information on this Website should in no way be taken as an indication of future developments or results. We make no warranties, representations, or claims of any kind concerning the information available from, or the operation of, this Website. Mr. Cienki and contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any party or person in respect of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the use or contents of this Website.

Malicious Code

We have implemented reasonable procedures to check whether the operation of this Website, including materials posted to it, might have been compromised by malicious code. However, we cannot guarantee that such operation is free of malicious code and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any such code.

Third Party Information and Links to Other Entities

This Website may provide links to a variety of other internet and world wide web resources and may provide access to third-party information. However, we are not responsible for any third party content, products or services that may be accessed through the Website and the availability of links on this Website to such third party content, products or services should not be construed as referrals to, or endorsements of, the linked entities or the content, products or services that they make available. We will remove any link from this Website upon request from the linked entity. Without our prior written consent, you may not link material on this Website with another website, or associate or frame material on this Website with another webpage or materials of any other entity.

Contacting Us

Persons contacting us through this Website should not send confidential, privileged or sensitive information. If you have a specific legal question, please provide details in the e-mail of how we can contact you and the general nature of your inquiry, without providing any confidential specifics. We will then use reasonable efforts to pass on your e-mail enquiry and respond at our earliest opportunity. If the matter is very time-sensitive, please telephone our office. Your use of the Internet e-mail facility on this Website does not give rise to a lawyer-client relationship. We will use reasonable efforts to respond to any question submitted through the Website’s e-mail facility but accept no liability for failure to do so.

No Lawyer-Client Relationship

This Website is not intended to be an offer to represent any person. Your use of the Internet e-mail facility on this Website does not give rise to a lawyer-client relationship. Please do not consider there to be any lawyer-client relationship between you and our law firm or any attorney unless or until: (i) you have sought to retain us; (ii) we have had an opportunity to check and clear any conflicts; and (iii) you have received a letter from us confirming the nature of the retention and scope of our attorney-client relationship.


We recognize that privacy and data security are important issues, and have taken reasonable steps to safeguard the information that you may provide to us through this Website.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we, or any of our officers, agents or contributors to this Website be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, 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.

IRS Circular 230 Disclosure

To ensure compliance with certain Internal Revenue Service requirements, you are advised 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.


You agree that you will not use this Website for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless, and any contributors from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to your violation of these Terms.


If any of these Terms is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction that shall not affect: (a) the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other Term or (b) the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that Term or any other Term. We reserve the right to vary or amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to this Website.

Copyright and Trademark Notice

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. 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 us.

No materials from this Website may be published, uploaded, downloaded, transmitted, posted, copied, reproduced, distributed or republished except (a) with our express written permission, (b) in accordance with a license granted by us, (c) in accordance with a contract entered into with us, or (d) as permitted by applicable New Jersey law.

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:

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

(b) the materials are not modified;

(c) 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

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

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing,

(a) any materials made available by us on this Website are subject to any additional or narrower restrictions stated in such materials or by the owners thereof;

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

(c) 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 apply;

(d) no part of this Website may be distributed or recopied for any commercial purpose or for a fee.
We reserve the right at any time and at our discretion to withdraw or modify the permissions set out above.

All registered service marks or trademarks, service marks, and/or trade names are the intellectual property of their respective owner. Any and all trademarks, service marks, and trade names and trade dress (“Intellectual Property”) used on this Website and any other Websites are owned by us or third parties, and are protected by state, federal, and/or international Intellectual Property laws. No user of the Website has any right, title, or interest in any copyrights or Intellectual Property not previously expressly granted in writing to such user by us or the respective owner.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is an electronically transmitted file that holds small pieces of information. The cookie collects certain information about your use of our Website and sends it back to our Web server. Cookies do not, standing alone, identify you as an individual; they merely recognize your browser. No cookie on our Website collects personal information.

There are two types of cookies: persistent and session-based. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you've closed your browser or turned off your computer. Session cookies disappear from your computer when you close your browser, turn off your computer or exit from the portion of the Website that caused the cookie to be set. For example, we may use session cookies on the online seminar registration and online publication order forms.

When you visit the general portion of our Website (that is, the portion other than our extranets), our Web server sends a persistent cookie to your computer. We use this cookie to help us understand better how visitors use our Website so that we can improve it. For example, the cookies allow us to collect information about how many people are visiting our Website, what pages they are visiting and how they navigate the site. They allow us to recognize different browsers when visitors return to our site. This helps us to track trends over time.

When you visit the home page of the general portion of our Website, you also have the opportunity to choose to display the site without Flash navigation or Flash graphics throughout the duration of your visit. If you click on the "non-Flash site" link in the lower left-hand corner of the home page, a session cookie will be set to implement your choice. Without this session cookie, you would see the Flash-version of the Website as soon as you left the home page, even if you had selected the non-Flash version.

You can choose to not receive a cookie by changing the settings on your browser to enable it to refuse cookies or to prompt you before you accept a cookie. You can also delete cookies from your computer. Refusing to accept our persistent cookie or deleting it will have no adverse effect on your experience of our Website. However, refusing to accept cookies or deleting the session cookie will prevent you from viewing the non-Flash version.

Our Website does not currently use "Graphics Interchange Format" files (GIFs), web beacons or other Web tools that operate in a manner similar to cookies, although we may do so in the future. We do not allow third party cookies to be placed on our Website. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.