Disclaimer / Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

General: The materials on this site are provided for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. The Links page on this site contains 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 Verrill Dana sponsors, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade name, registered trademark, logo, legal or official seal, or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the links.

Attorney-Client Relationship: This site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and Verrill Dana, and you should not act or rely on any information in this site without seeking the advice of an attorney. Any communication with us does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Communication: We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, if you communicate with us through this site 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. If you communicate with us by e-mail in connection with a matter for which we already represent you, please remember that internet e-mail is not secure and you should avoid sending sensitive or confidential internet e-mail messages unless they are adequately encrypted. When communicating with us by e-mail from the links offered by this site, you will be required to acknowledge these disclaimers.

Advertising: The material on this site may be considered paid publicity under Maine Bar Rules promulgated by the Supreme Judicial Court, and may be also considered advertising in other jurisdictions. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon this or any other written information, and Verrill Dana does not desire to represent clients based upon their review of any portions of this site that do not comply with legal or ethical requirements.

Designations: To the extent bar rules require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this site, Verrill Dana designates its office in Portland, Maine, USA as its principal office and designates Keith C. Jones as the attorney responsible for this site.

Privacy Policy

Attorneys, like all providers of personal financial services, are now required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law, as provided by the Maine Bar Rules. Therefore, we have always protected your right to privacy.

Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect

We may collect nonpublic personal information about you that is provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law, or by order of Court. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our assistants and employees, and in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients’ Information

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.

Please call Roger Putnam at (207) 774-4000 if you have any questions.  Your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality legal services are very important to us.