Attorneys, like other professionals who advise clients on financial matters, are required by a federal law called the “Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999” to inform their clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client information. Attorneys have been and continue to be bound by a professional standard of confidentiality that is even more stringent than that required by this law. Although you do not become a client by communicating with Bakal Law PLLC through this website, we have chosen to apply the same standard to information you may provide in such communications as if you were a client. Therefore, all information we receive from you is held in confidence and is not released by us to others without your prior knowledge and consent, except as may be required by applicable law. We do not sell, lease or otherwise disclose any information to third parties, except as required by law. We may retain some or all of the information you disclose to us, either in electronic or physical form, so that we may be better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to assure against disclosure of non-public information you disclose to us, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with the professional standards we are required to meet.