Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions Use Policy

 Use of SmallBizAtty.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by Patrice Melville, Esq., is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using SmallBizAtty.com and/or creating a Client Account through SmallBizAtty.com’s virtual law office application, you agree without modification to these terms and conditions and acknowledge reading them.

Materials on SmallBizAtty.com contain general information only to permit you to learn more about our services and  business law and legal services, in general. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such without consulting an attorney in your relevant jurisdiction, and is subject to change without notice. Neither receipt of information presented on SmallBizAtty.com nor any email or other electronic communication sent to Patrice Melville, Esq. or its attorneys through SmallBizAtty.com will create an attorney-client relationship. 

Patrice Melville, Esq. will have no obligation to provide legal services until Client returns a signed copy of a separate Client-Attorney Service Agreement  and submits payment for service.  

The information presented on SmallBizAtty.com is provided “as is” and “as available,” without representation or warranty of any kind. Patrice Melville, Esq.  does not represent or warrant that such information is or will be always current, complete, or accurate. Any representation or warranty that might be otherwise implied is expressly disclaimed.

You agree that Patrice Melville, Esq.  is not liable to you or others, in any way or for any damages of any kind, arising from the use of SmallBizAtty.com, including, but not limited to, liability or damaged caused by viruses contained within electronic files of this site or any linked site, regardless of prior notice to our office.

Modification of these Terms

Patrice Melville, Esq. reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which SmallBizAttorney is offered. By using SmallBizAttorney or sending our office any personal information, you agree to this policy and will be deemed bound to this policy in effect as of the date of such use. 


 An attorney-client relationship with prospective clients is established only after Patrice Melville, Esq. has expressly communicated the ability to accept representation of your matter. Patrice Melville, Esq.  may decline to provide legal service if a conflict of interest is discovered. 

The scope of legal services to be performed by Patrice Melville, Esq.  will be expressly agreed upon in writing by you before any legal services are performed, and do not include any services that have been expressly excluded or are otherwise outside the scope of the written agreement. 

Patrice Melville, Esq. will take reasonable steps to keep Client informed of progress and to respond to Clients inquiries. Services in any matter not described above will require a separate written agreement.  

Client's Duties

 Client agrees to be truthful with Attorney, to cooperate, to keep Attorney informed of any information or developments which may come to Clients attention, to abide by this Agreement, to pay Attorney’s bill on time, and to keep Attorney advised of Client’s address, telephone number and whereabouts. Client will assist Attorney in providing necessary information and documents and will appear when necessary at legal proceedings.  


  An attorney-client relationship with prospective clients is established only after Patrice Melville, Esq.  has expressly communicated the ability to accept representation of your matter. Once an attorney-client relationship is established in writing, the client has the right to terminate the relationship with or without cause at any time. If the client decides to terminate the attorney-client relationship, the client will only be obligated to pay for the services performed up until the date the cancellation was communicated in writing to our office. Any outstanding funds for services not performed will be refunded to the client within 14 business days. 

Licensing Status


Patrice Melville, Esq. is licensed to practice law in New York State. SmallBizAtty.com is not intended as advertising or solicitation in any jurisdiction where the site would be so characterized and fails to comply with all applicable laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction. Patrice Melville, Esq.  does not seek to represent anyone based solely upon a visit to SmallBizAtty.com or upon advertising, or where to do so would not comply with applicable local laws and rules.

 Virtual Law Office and Client Account/Personal Login Page Patrice Melville, Esq.  provides its clients and potential clients the ability to create a Client Account and access certain attorney-client communications with our office and client documents through a secure personal home page on SmallBizAtty.com. To use a Client Account, you must register on SmallBizAtty.com by entering certain personal information and request a username and a unique password. Creating a Client Account does not, in and of itself, establish an attorney/client relationship with Regina Gordon Law Office.

Any information received by Patrice Melville, Esq.  through the registration process is held in strict confidence. We do not sell or otherwise disclose to third parties any personal information that you provide through SmallBizAtty.com except as may be required by law or in response to an investigation by law enforcement or other government authorities.