The Miller's Tale is a cautionary tale of characters each of whom in his way assumed too much, and failed to take account of reservations. Much like certain legal opinions. This panel will consider the ethical issues of third party opinion givers in conjunction with the Tri-Bar approach developed more than 25 years ago, the trials and tribulations of "advance waivers" and certain ethical issues involved with opinions given by purchasers' counsel. The panel will also consider the opinion issues which can arise in cross-border transactions, including differences in the practice of issuing
Make-Wholes – Good language may not forestall all challenges. The panel will discuss double-counting and other arguments from the Ultra case.
Prepare for a double-dose of those hard-to-get ethics credits! Allison Rhodes will moderate two separate panels and two unusually entertaining hours. The first panel will cover the increasinly pertinent topic of social media (including how social media can help drive your business and practice, as well as lawyers' duty of technological competence).
The panel will review recent trends in opinion practice and bar-group recommendations on transferee reliance language, foreign counsel opinions and qualifications, and the scope of opinions by investors' counsel.