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Drafting Opinion Letters: Tips and Strategies

Description

A general program on opinion writing including governance and issues which must be considered by business lawyers who do not regularly write opinions, including:

  • What is a legal opinion and when is it given?
  • The difference between a legal opinion and an audit letter response
  • Initial considerations:  (a) Opinion giver’s role (b) Entity type (c) Jurisdiction
  • Opinion Structure:  (a) Documents reviewed (b) Assumptions (c) Qualifications (d) Limitations (e) Opinions (f) Reliance
  • Typical opinions given and associated diligence (a) Existence and good standing (b) Power (c) Due authorization (d) Execution and delivery (e) Enforceability (f) No conflicts (g) No violations (h) No consents or approvals (i) UCC matters – Creation / attachment / perfection

Anne-Therese Bechamps and Hirsh M. Ament, Venable, LLP, Edward J. Levin, Gordon Feinblatt LLC 

Course Level
TBD
Professional Area of Focus
Business Law
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
1.0
Instructor(s)
Anne-Therese Bechamps Edward Levin Hirsh Ament
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When
Available 24/7
Location
Online
Total CLE Credits
1.0
Format
On-Demand

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Drafting Opinion Letters: Tips and Strategies