As part of its practice, the firm represents buyers, sellers and lenders in both residential and commercial transactions; the firm also serves as closing/settlement agent and issues title insurance policies to both lenders and owners. The Federal Trade Commission requires that attorneys, as providers of certain personal services, comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. In the course of providing clients with advice and legal services related to estate planning and real estate, we often receive significant personal financial information from our clients. If you a current or former client of Fournier, Connolly, Shamsey, Mladinich & Polzak, P.A., you can be confident that all information we receive from you is held in strict confidence and is not released to any person or entity outside the firm except as necessary and customary to carry out our representation of you, or otherwise as you have agreed or as required by law. Such unrelated third parties might include accountants, financial advisors, insurance companies and agents, banks, lenders, or government authorities in connection with our representation of you.
We retain your records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your non-public personal information, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with Federal Regulations and our professional standards.
In addition, Fournier, Connolly, Shamsey, Mladinich & Polzak, P.A., has been and continues to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. The privilege and confidentiality rules are governed by the rules of the Florida Bar, the rules imposed on attorneys under state law and our ethics standards.
Please call the firm if you have any questions. Your privacy and our compliance with all applicable privacy laws and professional ethics standards are very important to us.