Attorneys, like other professionals who advise clients on personal financial matters such as tax planning or who provide tax preparation services, are required by federal and state law to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client information. (See, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Public Law 106-10 and Public Act 08-167 of the Connecticut General Statutes.) Notwithstanding these requirements, attorneys have always been and continue to be bound by professional ethical standards of confidentiality even more stringent than those required by these laws. Our Firm has always protected the privacy of our clients and will continue to do so. Maintaining the highest level of trust and confidence is our first priority. The purpose of this policy is to explain our practices regarding the personal information we obtain because of our practice.
Protecting the Confidentiality of Client Information
Our office never discloses personal information obtained in our representation except as expressly or impliedly authorized by the client to enable us to effectuate the purpose of our representation, or as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include: providing information to employees of the Firm (who also must maintain confidentiality), and in limited situations and with client consent, to unrelated third parties such as accountants, financial advisors, insurance agents, financial institutions and government authorities who need to know that information to assist the Firm in providing services to the client. We always stress the confidential nature of any information being shared and the fact that it is not to be disclosed to unrelated third parties absent the client’s express permission.
Maintaining Confidentiality of Client Information
Our office retains records relating to professional services we provide so we can assist our clients. To safeguard client information, our Firm maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with professional ethical standards and applicable federal. However, no security system is secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of your personally identifiable information and under all circumstances.
Questions, Comments or Changes to Your Information
If you have questions, or wish to change or update the information we have about you, please contact us at 203-453-1490.