Last Modified: July 2021

CSG Law (“CSG,” “Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi,” the “Firm,” “we” or “our” or “us”) receives and stores information that users of this website provide to CSG Law. Except for information you choose to provide or as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, CSG Law does not otherwise collect personally identifiable information about users of this website through this website.


The firm respects users’ privacy and we take measures intended to protect your personal information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we have reasonable measures in place designed to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to or through our website. Accordingly, please carefully consider what information you may share with us through this website.


Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see “Changes to Our Privacy Policy” below). Your continued use of this website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Regardless of whether you contact or engage with us through the internet, if you are a client of the firm, we may collect certain personally identifiable information about you in connection with our representation of you, and our confidentiality obligations are as stated in your engagement letter with the firm.

Please note: If you are engaging with us through a portal to exchange files, please do not use credentials for that portal that you use for other accounts.


We collect several types of information from and about users of our website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, e-mail address (personal or home), telephone number (work, mobile or home), employer, and other information you provide to us (“personal information”);
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website, and usage details.
  • We collect this information from:
    • You when you provide it to us in the course of our representation of you
    • You, through this website or otherwise, if you seek employment with the firm
    • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • Information may be gathered through this website as well as through:
    • Our social media properties
    • Client portals through which files are exchanged
    • You when you register for an event hosted by the firm (and if there is a co-host for the event, the co-host will receive this information, too)
    • When you sign up to receive our client alerts and/or professional announcements

We may also collect information from other sources, including:

  • Public databases and websites
  • Social media platforms
  • Your employer, family member or an adversary in a matter we are handling


Any resumes and employment information submitted to CSG Law through this website will only be used by CSG Law to determine whether to consider an individual for any employment openings. Further, in our hiring practices and in managing our existing workforce, the Firm is committed to maintaining a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and all employees are required to work in a manner that prevents harassment and discrimination in the workplace. To read the full CSG Law Anti-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy, please click here.


We use your personal information:

  • In rendering our legal services either on your behalf or on behalf of your adversary
  • When establishing, exercising or defending legal claims
  • As necessary to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • Pursuant to your engagement of our legal services
  • When it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those legitimate interests
  • Where information has already been made public
  • With your consent

Our legitimate purposes include:

1) To provide client services:

  • Confirming parties and signatures as necessary for legal documents and transactions
  • Contacting parties in our provision of client services
  • Responding to inquiries in connection with providing client services
  • Providing professional legal advice and counseling services, and managing our client relationships

2) To fulfill your requests:

  • Responding to your request to attend an event
  • Providing to you client services
  • Considering your candidacy for employment
  • Sending administrative information to you, such as information regarding changes to our terms, conditions and policies relating to this website, or social media accounts and other notices as may be required by law or regulation

3) For our business purposes, including:

  • Data analysis, which includes improving the efficiency of our website and social media offerings
  • Fraud and security monitoring, which includes activities to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft
  • Enhancing, improving or modifying our current products and services


Except as expressly set forth below, CSG Law does not provide any personally identifiable information to third parties, unless you request for any of such information to be sent to another party. We may share your information (i) with third parties that provide services to us, such as third parties that maintain this website or provide marketing assistance or data analysis to us; or (ii) if required by applicable law or regulation or court order.

Co-Hosted Event

If we co-host an event, or the event is at third party venue, the co-host or venue may receive your information, too, for attendance and security purposes. We do not control the co-host’s use of information. Please visit any co-host’s site to review their privacy policies.

Service Providers

Third parties that help us to manage this website, our systems and operations may have access to your information. These third parties are contractually bound to use this only to serve our business needs and for no other purposes.

Note that by visiting our social media accounts and/or interacting with those accounts, your posts will be publicly available, and the hosts of those sites may also access certain data.

Payment Portal

We do not collect or store your credit card number, your debit card or other payment account information. We use third-party providers to do this for us. We also use third-party providers to prevent fraud in our transactions. When you chose to pay for our services through the payment portal to which you can link from this website, your transaction information, including your name, email or other points of contact and payment information is stored by our third-party provider(s). You are not required to create an account to effect payment through this portal. Our service providers that process payments and monitor and detect fraud have certified that they are PCI (payment card industry) compliant, and they have contractually committed to maintain your information in accordance with applicable laws.

These third-party providers are not authorized by us to use the information you provide for your payment for our services except and only to help us do our business with you, or as required by law (for example, to confirm there is no fraudulent transaction). These third-parties are also committed to cooperating with us when you make certain requests (for example to update and/or correct your information). They do not collect any information about the services that we have provided for you other than to confirm your file number and the invoice number that we have assigned to you.

If there is any concern about fraud or credit when you pay through this portal, we will let you know if we are allowed by law. We may be required by law to first report the problem to law enforcement officials. We use a third-party vendor to detect fraud.

Please note that when you choose to pay in this manner, you are warranting to us that the information you provide is accurate, that you are authorized to use the payment method provided, and that you will notify us of changes that could impact your order, your account or your payment.

Law Enforcement and Compliance with Laws

  • To comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • To cooperate with law enforcement, or public and government authorities
  • For other legal reasons, including enforcing our terms and conditions, protection of our rights and those of others and yourself

Onward Transfers

In the event that CSG Law undergoes a corporate reorganization or an acquisition or merger, user information would be transferred to the surviving entity.



We and our service providers may collect information about your browser and/or the device from which you access our website:

  • Through your browser or device. We collect certain information by browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (e.g. Mac), operating system, device manufacturer and model, Internet browser, and the website or social media account through which you interacted with us.
  • Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the computer or device that you are using. Cookies allow us to collect information, including browser type, time spent on our website, social media service accessed, pages visited, language preferences, and other traffic data. Please see our “Cookie Policy” below for more information.
  • Using pixel tags and other similar technologies. Pixel tags (web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to track the actions of users of the website or our social media accounts, and compile statistics about use of our website.
  • Analytics. We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of our website and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, applications, and online resources. Please visit to learn more. You can opt-out of this by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. Please see
  • IP Address. Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses our website or other accounts, together with the time of the visit and the page(s) viewed.


If you have registered to receive newsletters, professional announcements or other marketing materials from us, you can opt-out at any time by emailing us at We will promptly comply with your requests.

Please note, however, that we may still send you important administrative messages, which you cannot elect to discontinue.


If you believe the personal information we have for you is inaccurate, incomplete or no longer current, please contact us at Please note that we may require you to provide us additional information to verify who you are before we fulfill your request.

If we need further information from you before we can complete your request, we will contact you further.

Subject to our confirming your identity, and you providing any clarifying information we may need, we will comply promptly with your request and as required by law.


We retain personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.

  • If you are our client, our engagement letter will specify the duration with for which your file will be retained.
  • If you have requested to receive certain information through our website (e.g. a newsletter, etc.), we will retain that information as appropriate – included to track any request to opt-out of any such requests.
  • If there is a pending transaction, litigation or statute of limitations or appeal that dictates how long certain information will be maintained.
  • If you are or were an employee of the firm, certain laws dictate how long that information must be retained.


If you link to another party’s site from this website, you will be subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of such other party’s website, which may be significantly different from the firm’s “Terms of Use” and this “Privacy Policy.” CSG Law is not responsible for the privacy policy of these other sites or the security or use of any of your personal information collected at any of such sites. Any and all links to other websites are provided for convenience only. CSG Law does not make any endorsements or representations and warranties about websites that are accessed by linking from this website or that link to the firm’s website, the information or content provided on such websites or the providers or owners of such websites.


These “Disclaimers,” “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy,” and all claims arising out of or relating to the “Disclaimers,” “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy,” are subject exclusively to the laws of the State of New Jersey in the United States of America. You agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for resolving any claims shall be the federal and state courts of the State of New Jersey and you waive any claim of inconvenient forum.


It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the website homepage. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the website homepage. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to gather analytical data such as:

  • Geographical location
  • Language
  • Pages viewed and/or actions performed on the site
  • Time spent on the site
  • Search terms

How to Control Cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer, and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, and some services and functionalities may not work.


To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at