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"Legal Opinions: The Hot Issues"

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2:00 - 3:00 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

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Join the foremost authorities on legal opinions as they analyze the most difficult topics today:

  • Don Glazer, Advisory Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP (Co-Author, Glazer & Fitzgibbons on Legal Opinions)
  • Ettore Santucci, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP (Reporter, ABA Report on Cross-Border Closing Opinions of U.S. Counsel)

Among the topics of this program are:

  • Opinions on forum selection clauses when the contract chooses the law of another state or country
  • Opinions on arbitration provisions, including contrasting practice on agreements governed by US and foreign law
  • Opinions on provisions shortening or lengthening the statute of limitations
  • Drafting the "no violation of law" opinion
  • Excluding agreements governed by non-US law from the list of agreements covered by the "no breach" opinion
  • Giving separate opinions on "choice of law" clauses choosing the law of another state or country (exclude fundamental policies for both)
  • Venture capital opinion issues, including DGCL Section 204 opinions
  • Dealing with New York's recent extension of its shareholder liability statute to non-NY corporations whose stock is not publicly traded
  • Dealing with the possibility that a limited partnership has dissolved when giving opinions - validly existing and power - on a LP.
  • Giving opinions on Delaware LPs when a gap exists between the filing of its certificate of limited partnership and its satisfaction of all the requirements for becoming an LP
  • Not giving "as if" opinions on cross-border agreements choosing foreign law


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