Disclaimer and Terms of Use

 

Effective: October 10, 2014

Last Updated: June 6, 2018

 

NO ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP:  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNTIL AMPLIFY LAW HAS ENTERED INTO A FORMAL CLIENT ENGAGEMENT LETTER WITH YOU OR A CLIENT, NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP WILL BE CREATED OR EXIST.  YOU SHOULD NOT SUBMIT ANY CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION TO US NOR DOES THE SUBMISSION OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS TO US CREATE ANY ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. 

 

Agreement:  By visiting or using this website (including, without limitation, by browsing webpages or submitting any information to us), you agree to be bound by the terms of this Disclaimer and Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (collectively "Terms").  If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, please exit the site now.  Your agreement with use regarding compliance with these Terms becomes effective immediately upon commencement of your use of the site.  

 

Who We Are:  Amplify Law, PLLC ("Amplify Law" "we" "us" "our" "firm" "our firm" etc.) is a law firm based in Virginia and serving clients in the greater Washington, DC area throughout the United States, in compliance with applicable law and professional regulations.

 

SaaS Agreement Services:  If you are interested in our SaaS template/form services - you can learn more here.  Remember, all engagements are solely goverend by the terms of our engagement letter.

 

Attorney Advertising:  The materials on this website (including all webpages on the website, collectively the "Site") may be considered attorney advertising in some jurisdictions.  These materials are for informational purposes only and are not for the purpose of providing legal advice.  Your use of this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Amplify Law PLLC.  While we are happy to have you contact us, merely contacting our firm or any firm attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship until an agreement has been reached between you and the firm to handle a particular matter.  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. The jurisdictions in which a lawyer is licensed to practice are listed on the lawyer's individual web page. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.  When the result achieved in a case is mentioned, that result depended on (among other factors) the facts of that case, and in other cases, the result may differ if based on different facts.  Please note that certain of the clients and industry experience examples were undertaken by our lawyers when they were at previous firms (i.e. our attorneys represented those clients and worked in those industries but in certain cases, while at other firms).

 

Sending of Materials:  Because unsolicited confidential information may not be subject to an attorney-client privilege and may not be treated as confidential, you should not send confidential information to us without first speaking to one of our attorneys and receiving authorization to provide confidential information.  Receipt of unsolicited confidential information by our firm or one of our attorneys will not disqualify the firm from representing another party in any matter to which the information relates.  Amplify Law will also have no duty to keep any such unsolicited information confidential prior to the formation of an attorney-client relationship except as subject to applicable law or professional regulations.

 

No Solicitation:  Amplify Law does not desire to represent anyone desiring representation based upon viewing this website in a jurisdiction in which this Site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction.

Chat:  If you initiate a chat session with us on the website you understand that it does not establish a attorney-client relationship which can only be established through an engagement letter signed by the firm and you.  You agree that you will not rely on any information provided in such chat and that we will not provide legal advice via the chat.

 

Disclaimer:  You should not take, or refrain from taking, any legal action based upon the information contained in this Site without first seeking professional counsel. To the extent permitted by law, Amplify Law disclaims liability to any person for any loss which may arise from relying upon or by using information contained in this site.  Although the information on this Site is intended to be current and accurate, it is not guaranteed or promised to be current, accurate, or complete. 

 

Our Offices + Interactions:  Amplify Law is based in Virginia and represents client in Virginia, the greater Washington, DC metro area and across the United States.  Our work is performed in jurisdictions where our attorneys are admitted to the bar (e.g. Virginia).  We interact with clients by telephone, email and electronic communication as well as in person.  We meet with clients in the Washington, DC area at client offices/locations, at public locations (restaurants/coffee shops) or at short-term/virtual/co-working office locations where the firm has a relationship or agreement with the owner of such property to use such facility.  When we meet with clients in a state or jurisdiction in which we are not admitted, it is generally for business development purposes.  We may provide incidental and temporary legal services in such a jurisdiction as permitted by the applicable law or rules of professional conduct of such jurisdiction.  For example, we may have meetings to discuss agreements we drafted at your office or our short term office space.  You expressly acknowledge and agree that the offices listed on our Site are locations where we have short term access and the ability to hold a prospective client or client meeting but such locations are not full time business offices of the firm (and we may solely use it on an incidental and temporary basis to meet clients or prospective clients).

Office Hours:  Our address listed on the Contact Us page is available only for pre-arranged client meetings.  Please do not simply come to such office without first scheduling an appointment with us as the Firm utilizes a office sharing/flex/virtual arrangement that helps us keep our rates and costs low for the benefit of our clients.

 

How We Work:  We execute and engagement letter with each of our clients at the commencement of a representation.  We are a small firm of attorneys who focus on startup, commercial, technology, health sciences, corporate and other similar areas of transactional law.  We can coordinate assistance from attorneys with subject matter and practice area expertise similar to or outside of our core areas as needed for clients.  We also may use other attorneys who are independent contractors or unaffiliated third parties as appropriate, if and to the extent, set forth in an engagement letter or as otherwise agreed to by a client (whether orally or in writing).  Sometimes these attorneys may interact directly with you and you will enter into a separate engagement letter with them.  Sometimes these attorneys will provide support to our attorneys in ares in which we practice and we will remain the main point of interaction.  You agree to such represntation model or such other representation as may be set forth in an engagement letter.

 

Changes:  These Terms of Use are effective as of the date set forth above. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Site and these Terms of Use periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of this Site after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgement of the modified Terms of Use and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms of Use.

 

Third Party Sites and Information:   This Site may link you to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to information, documents, software, materials and/or services provided by other parties. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites and parties are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references to other parties or their products and services. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, the Site or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

 

Intellectual Property Information:  This site is Copyright (c) 2014 Amplify Law PLLC.  All Rights Reserved.  By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that all content presented to you on this Site is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other proprietary rights and laws, and is the sole property of Amplify Law PLLC. You are only permitted to use the content as expressly authorized by us or the specific content provider. Except for a single copy made for personal use only, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any documents or information from this Site in any form or by any means without prior written permission from us or the specific content provider, and you are solely responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on this Site. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this Site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties. We do not warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this Site will not infringe the rights of third parties.


Disclaimer of Warranties:  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE SITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE SITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.  THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE SITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE.  THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.  SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Limitation of Liability:  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEBSITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Indemnification:  Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our Affiliates harmless from all liabilities, amounts, damages, claims, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from, are related to or otherwise are connected with (i) your use or misuse of this Site, (ii) any misrepresentation, fraud or other act or omission that is inconsistent with the requirements of our services or any agreements entered into between you and us, (iii) any breach of any provision of these Terms. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.


Miscellaneous:  If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. You covenant and agree that you will not, at any time hereafter, either directly or indirectly, initiate, assign, maintain or prosecute, or in any way knowingly aid or assist in the initiation, maintenance or prosecution of any claim, demand or cause of action at law or otherwise, against the Amplify Law LLC, its employees, members or affiliates, or any of them, for damages, loss or injury of any kind arising from, related to, or in any way connected to any activity related to this Site.  This covenant shall be binding upon, and inure to, the benefit of the parties, their successors, assigns and executors, administrators, personal representatives and heirs.