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Michael Bertrand at Osgoode Professional Development's 14th Annual Course - Perfect Your PPSA Skills


Lawyer Michael Bertrand
Area Banking and Finance Law


Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00 pm:  How to Draft Solid Opinions

Speaker: Michael Bertrand, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

  • The basic opinion elements: enforceability, creation of a valid security interest perfection, and other elements
  • The purpose of each element of the opinion
  • Crafting appropriate qualifications
  • Opinion formulations to avoid
  • Dealing with lien searches and registrations
  • Conflict of laws issues
  • Perfection by control
  • Share capitalization opinions
  • Ethics and legal opinions
  • Current opinion issues
  • Recognizing your obligations and duties