November 26, 2019

Legal Opinions: How to Stay Out of Trouble

Legal Opinions: How to Stay Out of Trouble

November 26, 2019

When business lawyers are asked by a client to give a legal opinion to a non-client (for example at the closing of a debt or equity financing), the opinion giver is entering a different liability regime than in advising her client.  The work done to give a third party legal opinion and the wording of typical opinion paragraphs matter a great deal, as do customary assumptions, exceptions and qualifications that accompany those opinion paragraphs.  This program will examine opinions commonly requested and given, and will discuss their customary meaning and the work customarily done to support them. The panel will also discuss resources available to guide opinion givers and counsel for opinion recipients.

Panelists:

  • Ettore A. Santucci, Goodwin, Boston, MA
  • Sylvia Fung Chin, White & Case LLP, New York, NY
  • Steven O. Weise, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Presented by: Legal Opinions Committee

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