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Disclaimer

The materials found in this site are for general informational purposes only and are not for the purpose of providing legal advice or legal opinions on any subject matter, specific facts, or circumstances. In addition, nothing on this web site should be relied upon as legal advice and guidance. For legal guidance, an attorney-client relationship can only be established after we have discussed the matter with you, and we have both agreed to the terms of the engagement. Steven M. Berger is licensed to practice in Maryland and this site should not be relied upon as an interpretation of laws of any state.

Please note that graphics and photos may be displayed on this web site that depict individuals. While some of the photographs are individuals associated with the firm, some of the individuals pictured on this web site may not be clients and may not be associated with the firm. Also note that, to the best of our knowledge and efforts, the photographs, images, and graphics depicted on this web site either are original works or are used with permission and do not violate the copyright laws of the United States. No photographs, images, or graphics depicted on this web site may be downloaded, reproduced, or used without permission of the copyright holder.

IRS Circular 230 disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any tax information contained on this web site or through any communication with our law firm, unless expressly stated otherwise, is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matter(s) addressed herein.

Privacy Policy

Attorneys are required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information.  In compliance with such laws and with the professional rules and restrictions of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct, The Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC is bound by professional standards of confidentiality.

Types of personal information we collect

We may collect nonpublic personal information about our clients that is provided to us by our clients or obtained by us, to the best or our knowledge, with our clients' authorization. We also may research and collect public personal information about individuals who contact our firm.

User-supplied information: 

If you fill out the contact form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail, address, name, phone number). Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). Information that you provide to us through the contact form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Parties to whom we may disclose information

We do not disclose any non-public personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law or authorized by our clients. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to us and, in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to our clients. 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 our clients with their professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard our clients’ nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.

Social Media Policy

Persons interacting with the Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC may find profiles for the Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC posted in various social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, among others. While the law firm may be “friends” or “linked” or otherwise connected with individuals through these applications, the Law Office of Steven M Berger, LLC will not communicate with its clients about their legal issues through these applications.