If an activity would result in a conflict between the interests of the firm and the interests of the client, then the interests of the client takes precedence. Unless court ordered, MEI will never disclose to a third party any confidential or proprietary information which would be injurious or damaging to a client concerning the client’s business or personal affairs without the client’s prior written consent. Any written contract between MEI and a client shall be in clear and understandable terms, and shall set forth the specific terms agreed upon between the parties, including a general description of the services to be provided by and the responsibilities of MEI.
MEI will not represent personal or business interests divergent from or conflicting with those of the client and will not accept, directly or indirectly, any rebate, fee, commission, discount, or other benefit, monetary or otherwise, which could reasonably be seen as conflicting with the interests of our client, unless the client is first notified in writing of the activity or potential conflict of interest, and consents in writing to such circumstances. At all times, MEI serves as a fiduciary for its client and does not commingle personal or company funds with the client’s funds, nor does it use one client’s funds for the benefit of another client. Client’s funds are always kept in a fiduciary account at an insured financial institution unless otherwise directed. MEI exerts due diligence for the maintenance and protection of the client’s funds against all reasonably foreseeable contingencies and losses.