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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the site of Hilfer Law and Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C., located at This site is the property of Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. (“Hilfer Law,” “Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C.,” “we”, “our”, or “us”). This site provides general information about the services the firm provides and other general information or resources. By accessing and using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy then in effect and by all applicable law.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS OF USE OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.

I. Attorney Advertising

In conformity with New York Court rules regarding attorney advertising, references to prior results are for informational purposes and do not guarantee a similar outcome.

II. No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. provides the information on this website as a public resource. This information is not intended to be legal advice and is not a substitute for retaining legal counsel. This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to represent you.  If you receive information from this website or send any electronic communication to Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C., please be aware that you are not in an attorney-client relationship with this firm. No attorney-client relationship exists until we conclude a formal agreement of engagement.  Consequently, we ask you not to send confidential information to us until we have entered into such an agreement. We will not be bound to treat such information as privileged until an attorney-client relationship exists. Should you send email or electronic communications through this site, please be advised that they will not be considered confidential. Because the Internet is not secure, third parties may intercept any information you provide through this site, and you agree not to hold Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. or its attorneys responsible for any such interception.

III. You should not rely on information provided on this site.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. assumes no liability for your use or interpretation of information provided through this site. The contents of this website are provided “as is.” Neither Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. or its attorneys or employees, makes any representation, express or implied, with respect to the timeliness, accuracy, or completeness of any of the contents of this website, and we expressly disclaim any liability or warranty, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We expressly disclaim any liability for any action, or failure to take action, in reliance on the contents of this website. Your sole remedy for any dissatisfaction with any of this website’s contents is to refrain from using the website.

Certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties. Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. makes no representation concerning and disclaims any liability for the content, accuracy, or any other aspect of the information provided through such links.

IV. Please contact us if you would like representation.

If you would like Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. to represent you in an attorney-client relationship, please contact the firm via our contact page, email, or phone. Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. will determine, in its sole discretion, whether it is willing to undertake such representation after performing a conflicts check. Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. does not wish to represent anyone who has viewed this website in a state where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.

V. Ownership by the Firm

All right, title, and interest in this website (including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights) belong to Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. or its licensees. You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use the information on this website for your own personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes (including temporary storage in your RAM or Cache), provided that you do not modify or alter the content in any way or delete or change any notice provision. You may view, download and print a copy of any part of the website for your own informational purposes, but under no circumstance may you reproduce, resell, modify, distribute, transmit or display any of its contents, or include any part of this website in another work, without our express written permission. To obtain permission to use the contents of this website other than as granted by the foregoing limited license, please contact us through our contact form..

VI. Privacy Policy

A. Personal Information

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. collects your personally identifiable information when you submit it voluntarily through the website and non-personally identifiable information when you access or use the website. The personal information that you must supply on the Site in order to obtain access to the Contact Services may include, without limitation: i) your full name; ii) your e-mail address; iii) your telephone number; and iv) all and any other information requested on the applicable form. We collect this information in connection with your request to be contacted directly by an attorney with respect to legal matters. We will only use your personal information within our law firm or to a third party service provider as necessary (and with your consent) to provide you with the legal advice you request. We will never sell, rent, exchange or barter your personal information to or with any third party for financial gain or marketing purposes except as may be required by law or in response to an investigation by law enforcement or other government authorities.

By using this website, you consent that any information you submit to the website may be used in order to:

  • Decide whether to establish an attorney-client privileged relationship
  • Provide you with legal services if you become a client
  • Keep you informed about events and services of our law firm or to send you materials we believe may be of interest to you
  • Added to our database for future reference
  • Monitor and analyze the website’s operation
  • Protect the rights or property of Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C.
  • Comply with the law

B. Non-Personal & Aggregated Information
We log certain non-personal information, such as your IP address and browser type, the name of the website from which you entered our website, which pages you visit on our website, and how much time you spend on each page. We use this information to monitor use of and improve our website. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, and gather information for aggregate use.

C. Updates to Your Information
You may request details of the information we hold about you, and change or delete any of that information, by sending us an email or using our contact form. You may also send us an email or use our contact form to unsubscribe or to opt out of receiving any information from us. Please be further advised that, after you delete your personal information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.

D. Third Party Links
This website contains links to third party websites that may have other policies and collection practices. Please read the privacy policy of every website you link to from this website. Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. is not responsible for the policies at those websites.

E. Minors?
Visitors under eighteen (18) years of age (or the applicable age of majority, if greater than eighteen (18) years of age) are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information at the Site. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under eighteen (18) years of age (or the applicable age of majority, if greater than eighteen (18) years of age). We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.

VII. Changes and Updates

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. reserves the right to update these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting. By using our website or sending us any personal information after the indicated effective date, you signify your agreement with this policy and you will be deemed to be bound to the policy in effect as of the date of such use.

VIII. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws.

IX. Questions

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us.

X. Website Accessibility

Kyle-Beth Hilfer, P.C. strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. To read more about accessibility on our website, click here.

Effective Date: October 30, 2017


Design Meets Intellectual Property Law Challenges

November 5, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer  will speak about intellectual property law challenges in hospitality design at BDNY 2017 (Boutique Design New York).  Ms. Hilfer will  discuss legal issues in hospitality design at the concept, manufacture, and purchasing stages. In particular, she will present the challenges of legally protecting furniture, lighting, layouts, and decor. In addition, she will explore opportunities for  protecting unique and original hotel brand experiences and FF&E. Finally, Ms. Hilfer will offer best practices for avoiding intellectual property infringement and achieving protection under patent, copyright and trademark laws. 


Advocacy and Civility in Arbitration: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

September 5, 2017

Litigations are notoriously hostile proceedings. All too often, advocates come to arbitrations wanting to apply the same strategies and procedural maneuvers they use in court. In fact, such an approach may backfire and violate ethical standards. Best practices in arbitration advocacy differ greatly from those in litigation.


What You Need to Know Now about Running Legal Social Media Prize Promotions

July 27, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer recently spoke on a webinar offered by The Knowledge Group entitled “Social Media Contests and Sweepstakes: Understanding Legal Considerations and Regulations.” Social media prize promotions  boost engagement and brand awareness and attract customers. While sweepstakes and contests have been around for decades, the social media context creates some unique complications. Here are three important questions you need to ask before running social media prize promotions.



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