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Legal Specialization

Lawyers are listed in areas of specialization according to the recommendations of their peers, not according to their own representations. A lawyer's listing in a particular specialty should not be construed as a claim by that lawyer. Many states and provinces require certification for lawyers to claim specialties and many specialties recognized in Best Lawyers do not have certification programs. Those interested in the specialty certifications of a lawyer should check with the lawyer or with the appropriate state or provincial board.

Expert Specialization

Experts are listed in fields of expertise according to the recommendations of listed lawyers or their firms, not according to their own representations. An expert's listing in a particular field of expertise should not be construed as a claim by that expert. Many states and provinces require certification for experts to claim expertise and many fields of expertise recognized in Best Lawyers do not have certification programs. Those interested in the certifications of an expert should check with the expert or with the appropriate state or provincial board.

Services

Providers of services are listed according to the recommendations of listed lawyers or their firms, not according to their own representations. A service provider's listing should not be construed as a claim by that service provider. Many states and provinces require certification for service providers to claim specialties and many services recognized in Best Lawyers do not have certification programs. Those interested in the specialty certifications of an expert should check with the expert or with the appropriate state or provincial board.

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Advertising Terms and Conditions

All print and digital advertising is accepted subject to the approval of Best Lawyers, LLC (the "Publisher"). The Publisher reserves the right to reject advertising which Publisher (in its sole discretion) determines is not in keeping with the publication’s standards, or conflicts with the policies or conditions of this contract, or the publisher’s copyright and goodwill interests.

Publisher does not guarantee placement of any advertisement unless the Advertiser agrees to pay the additional cost of a guarantee as detailed on the applicable rate card. Guaranteed placement requests shall not be binding upon Publisher until the Publisher is able to confirm the availability of the requested space. Placement requests for any fractional advertising unit will be considered, but will be subject to the discretion of Publisher and cannot be guaranteed. Advertiser will be notified prior to publication if a positioning request cannot be accommodated exactly as requested. No guarantees will be accepted which seek to control the placement of another advertiser’s copy.

No conditions, printed or otherwise, appearing on the insertion order, invoice order, or copy instructions which conflict with the publisher’s policies set forth herein will be binding on Publisher. Verbal agreements are not recognized or binding.

Cancellation of an insertion order forfeits the right to standard industry "position protection."

The publisher’s liability to the Advertiser (which includes Advertiser’s agents, advertising clients, representatives, employees, and affiliated) for any error will not exceed the cost of publishing the advertisement in question. The cost of publishing will be determined by size of advertising unit, publication print run, distribution quantity, and overall production costs. The Publisher disclaims responsibility and any liability for any error in any Advertisement approved for final print by the Advertiser. The Publisher further disclaims responsibility and any liability for any error occurring in an Advertisement published without written approval by the Advertiser. Verbal approvals are not recognized or binding.

The Publisher disclaims responsibility and any liability for the quality of print reproduction for advertisements for which the copy (artwork, text, photographs) is provided by the Advertiser. Unless otherwise noted, the Publisher will accept all copy provided by the Advertiser "as-is." Advertisers are encouraged to consult with the publication’s advertising coordinator if unsure of the proper print standards for quality reproduction, and to request in writing any alterations that should be made to images or copy. Additional charges for alterations may occur, depending on the type of Advertising unit purchased, and will be billed separately. A copy of production charges may be obtained by request.

Publisher assumes no liability beyond a refund of any amount deposited by Advertiser with Publisher in anticipation of an advertisement’s publication if for any reason it becomes necessary to cancel or delay production of a planned issue or publication. Further, the Publisher is not liable for damages resulting from delays in delivery of any publication or issue for any reason or any non-delivery caused by any force majeure, including any Act of God, action by third party, any governmental or quasi-governmental entity, fire, flood, insurrection, riot explosion, embargo, strikes (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work stoppage or slow-down, or any condition beyond the control of Publisher affecting the production or delivery of the publication.

Advertiser may cancel an insertion order at no expense so long as Publisher receives such cancellation prior to the Space Closing date for said issue(s). Any Advertiser that cancels an insertion order after the advertising space closing date has passed will nonetheless be billed for the advertisement at the full applicable rate in effect at the time of publication.

In the event that Ad Materials are not received by the material deadline, advertiser will be billed for space. Publisher will create ad materials for the Advertiser and submit for approval. If approval is not obtained, the materials will be printed as-is and payment will be due by Advertiser.

Advertiser assumes all responsibility for compliance with any attorney advertising rules or regulations in the relevant jurisdiction(s) of publication. Woodward/White dba Best Lawyers is not responsible for the filing of any advertisements with any bar association or other entity or any associated fees. Advertiser shall not be entitled to any credit, offset or refund for any advertisement rejected by any bar association or other relevant authority.

Publisher will bill the party indicated on an insertion order for monies due Publisher from Advertiser, but in the event of non-payment, Publisher reserves the right to hold both the end Advertiser and its advertising agent jointly and severally liable for such monies which are due and payable to the Publisher.

Advertiser and advertising agency agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless the Publisher from any and all liability for content and/or unauthorized usage stemming from advertisements printed by Publisher at Advertiser’s request.

Anyone wishing to use Best Lawyers trademarks, service marks, intellectual property, and/or trade names in their advertising must obtain appropriate written approval. Additional charges for high resolution logos referring to Best Lawyers will apply.