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Michael Bertrand at the Osgoode Professional Development 16th Annual Perfect your PPSA Skills


Lawyer Michael Bertrand
Area Banking and Finance Law


Osgoode Professional Development
Downtown Toronto Conference Centre
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3

Wednesday, November 15, 2015
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
  • Ethics and legal opinions
  • Current opinion issues
  • Recognizing your obligations and duties

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