Please read the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) carefully before viewing or using the web site (the “Site”). By accessing or using the Site you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time by posting modified Terms of Use, and your continued use of the Site thereafter will constitute agreement with such modifications. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site.

KLEIN, THORPE AND JENKINS, LTD. Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. is an Illinois corporation with offices in Chicago, Orland Park, Lincolnshire and Streator, Illinois. References in these Terms of Use or the Site to “KTJ,” or the “Firm” refer to Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. Reference to an attorney as partner on the Site shall and does not, in any way, represent or connote that KTJ is a partnership or limited partnership, nor does it indicate that said attorney is a shareholder of the Firm.

NOT LEGAL ADVICE. The materials on the Site have been prepared by KTJ for informational purposes only and are not legal advice.This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. Internet visitors and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. Although KTJ endeavors to keep the Site current and accurate, the content on the Site may not reflect current legal developments. KTJ expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on the content of the Site.

CONTACTING KTJ. The Firm cannot represent you unless and until it knows that doing so will not create a conflict of interest and that other intake requirements are satisfied. Contacting the Firm or any of its lawyers at the email addresses listed on this Site will not create an attorney-client relationship, and the Firm cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send the Firm any information about any matter until you receive a written statement from us expressly stating that the Firm represents you. By accessing this Site, you agree that the Firm may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain the Firm, and even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude the Firm from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. ©Copyright 2021 by Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. All rights reserved. The Firm claims a copyright in all proprietary and copyrightable text, graphics and computer code on the Site, the overall design of the Site, and the selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials on the Site, including information in the public domain. You agree not to copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, modify, or distribute any of the materials contained on the Site, except for your personal, noncommercial use, absent the written approval of the Firm.

RULES OF CONDUCT. While using the Site you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, the Firm expects users of the Site to respect the rights and dignity of others. Your use of the Site is conditioned on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in this section; your failure to comply with such rules may result in termination of your access to the Site. You agree that you will not:

  1. Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.
  2. Use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about other users of the Site.
  3. Impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site; or express or imply that the Firm endorses any statement you make.
  4. Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.
  5. Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or invasive or that may be or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment.
  6. Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Site (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site).
  7. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site.
  8. Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site.
  9. Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site.
  10. Frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent.
  11. Create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content.
  12. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine,” or in any way gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Firm grants the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator’s public online search service. The Firm reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/SUBJECT TO REVISION. The information on the Site, including these Terms of Use, is subject to change at any time and for any reason without notice. We recommend periodically reviewing the Terms of Use set forth on this page. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. The materials presented on the Site may not reflect the most current legal developments. In no event shall Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. or its shareholders, directors, officers, partners, employees, agents, affiliates or contributors to the Site, be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, resulting from your access or use of the Site. You hereby waive any and all such claims against Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd. and its shareholders, directors, officers, partners, employees, agents, affiliates and contributors. You agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement, and that the Site and its materials would not be provided to you absent such limitations.  Some state statutes may restrict this limitation of liability.

GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. By using the Site you agree that the State or Federal courts in Chicago, Illinois, United States, shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue to hear any dispute arising out the content or use of the Site, and agree not to bring any action or proceeding in any other venue.

IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE. To comply with certain U.S. Treasury regulations, the Firm informs you that unless expressly stated otherwise, any U.S. federal tax information contained on this Site, including attachments, was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed on such taxpayer by the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if any such tax information is used or referred to by other parties in promoting, marketing or recommending any partnership or other entity, investment plan or arrangement, then (i) the information should be construed as written in connection with the promotion or marketing by others of the transaction(s) or matter(s) addressed in this communication and (ii) the taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer’s particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.