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To comply with certain U.S. Treasury regulations, we inform you that unless expressly stated otherwise any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this web site is 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 advice 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 advice should be construed as written in connection with the promotion or marketing by others of the transaction(s) or matter(s) and (ii) the taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer’s particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.
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X. Responsible Attorney.
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Terms Updated 10/11