Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use of this Web Site and the Delivery of

Legal Services through this Web Site

The materials on the public portion of this World Wide Web site are provided for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any of its attorneys and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date. This World Wide Web site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and Batalla Law, unless you register as a client and are accepted by this law firm as a client.

It is important that you read and understand these terms and conditions before you start to use this Web site. You can print and keep a copy for your reference.

Reference to “our” and “we” in the Web site with regard to the provision of a particular User Service is a reference to the applicable provider of the User or Client Service. Reference to the “Law Guide” means the information that is available on this Web site.

These terms and conditions (and all communications) are in English and governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the State of New York and the courts of New York shall have jurisdiction in any legal proceedings.

This Web site is for use by New York clients only.

Web Site and Law Guide Use

If you have access to the Law Guide you may use it on the following terms. While every precaution has been taken in compiling the Law Guide, we nor any contributors to the Law Guide can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organization, wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through the Law Guide. Anyone using the Law Guide is recommended to seek specific advice from a suitably qualified person before dealing with any situation which may be covered by any information contained in any part of the Law Guide or before embarking on any course of action.

Reasonable efforts will be made to keep the Web site available for use; however, access is not guaranteed to be available all the time. We will not be liable for any periodic unavailability of the Web site.

Due to the nature of the internet and the possibility of third party interference, the Web site is not guaranteed to be free of all viruses and technical defects of any description. We will not be liable for any damage or loss caused by such third party interference as a result of your use of the Web site. 

REGISTERING FOR USE OF THE WEB SITE

You must be a New York resident and age 18 years or over to use the User Services. You will receive a Username and Password to access a client area (“the Client Area”) of the Web site and be able to use all of the User Services.

The use of the User Services from the Client Area is for your personal use only.  You shall not permit any other party to have access to the User Services or Client Area or to use the User Services. If you breach this term, we can without notice revoke your Username or Password and refuse access to all or any part of the Web site.

WHO PROVIDES THE USER SERVICES

The Law Guide and Rapidocs Document Assembly system is provided by DirectLaw, Inc. DirectLaw does not itself provide legal advice but Users of the Web site have access to attorneys who are responsible for the service that they provide to you, including any advice that you may receive from them. All legal services are provided by Batalla Law.

Lawyer Review of Documents Created Using the Document Preparation Service

These are provided by Batalla Law in accordance with the terms of the engagement letter accepted upon registration.

User Services

The User Services currently available to clients are detailed on the Web site.

Commercial Use Limitation

The use of this Web site or product and the documents when downloaded or installed by you are for your personal use only and will clearly show on the face of them to be licensed to you. You may not use this Web site, the product or the documents for any other purpose except for your own personal use. You may not use the documents for any commercial purpose whatsoever and the copyright in them belongs to SmartLegalForms, Inc. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Web site.

Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this Web site or product, you warrant to us that you will not use this Web site or product for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

Hyperlinks

This Web site or product may contain hyperlinks to Web sites operated by other parties. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such Web sites and are not responsible for their contents.

Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites.

Legal Identity

This service is provided by Batalla Law, a professional entity organized in the State of New York and licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Any reference herein to “Batalla Law” means Peter Batalla Jr., Attorney at Law, through Batalla Law, a professional entity organized in the State of New York and licensed to practice law in the State of New York.

Web site Copyright and Database Rights

The contents of each of the web pages or this product (the “Content”) at this Web site and associated databases are the property of Batalla Law or DirectLaw, Inc. Reproduction of part or all of the Content in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following terms:

You may print or download to a single local hard disk extracts from the Content for your personal use only.

You must not remove any proprietorial notices from such extracts.

You may not sell or commercially exploit any Content nor use any data mining, robots or similar extraction methods in relation to the Content. No linking to this site or manipulation of the Content (including but not limited to framing, alteration of content or parts thereof, re-branding of content, use of metatags or hidden text techniques) is permitted without the express written consent of an authorized officer of Batalla Law, or DirectLaw, Inc.

Software Copyright

Rapidocs Software featured on this Web site is the property of ©Epoq Group Ltd. 2000-2014 and legal form content by SmartLegalForms, Inc. Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the license terms detailed therein. Software reproduced in and on this Web site is the property of ©Epoq Group Ltd. 2000-2014. You may not use (other than as is expressly or impliedly licensed) resell, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise modify such software.

Trademarks

“RAPIDOCS” is a trademark of Epoq Group Ltd.

“DirectLaw” is a trademark of DirectLaw, Inc.

“SmartLegalForms” is a trademark of SmartLegalForms, Inc.

Patent Applications (Rapidocs Technology)

Elements of the Rapidocs technology are the subject of patent applications by Epoq Group Ltd. in respect of EPC signatory states and the USA. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

E-mail Correspondence

We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, if you communicate with us through this World Wide Web 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, unless of course you have registered as a client and you have purchased legal advice from us through your secure MyLegalAffairs home page.

Web Site as Advertising for Law Firm | Compliance with Professional Rules

In some jurisdictions, this World Wide Web site may be considered advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information about our qualifications and experience.

Batalla Law has endeavored to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements in compiling this World Wide Web site. To the extent the State Bar Rules in your jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office and/or a single attorney responsible for this World Wide Web site, Batalla Law designates its office in New York as its principal office and designates Peter Batalla, Attorney At Law, the attorney responsible for this World Wide Web site.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy as detailed on the Web site forms a part of these terms and conditions.

LIMITATIONS

Any claim in respect of breach of contract or for negligence or in any other way for the provision or failure of the Law Guide or Document Preparation Service shall be against Batalla Law only.