Business Law Section,
Opinions Standing Committee

Notice and Agenda

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
10 a.m. - 12 noon


State Bar Offices:
180 Howard Street
San Francisco

845 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles

Questions regarding any agenda item should be directed to the Section Coordinator, John Buelter at 415-538-2341 or 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-1617.

The order of business is approximate and subject to change.

Open Session

I. Roll Call

II. Public Comment

Members of the public may speak to any item on the agenda.  The Committee reserves the right to limit the duration of public comment period. 

III. Introductory Matter (JFF, PSS)

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Approval of minutes of the Committee meeting held November 9, 2016

IV. Status of the Business Law Section 2017 (JFF/PSS)

V. Revised Statement on Opinion Practices; Core Principles (ABA/WGLO) (KJC, SOW)

  1. Background (SOW & JBP)
  2. Discussion
  3. Consideration of approval of Revised SOP & Core Principles

VI. Status of Continuing Projects

  1. LLC/Partnership Opinions Report (JFF)
  2. UCC sample opinion (PSS)
  3. Remedies Report, Appendix 10 (Opinion Exceptions) (JAG, SOW)
  4. Updated Compilation of CA Opinion Reports & Sample Opinions (CKL)
  5. Update of 2005/2007 Corporations Committee report, “Legal Opinions in Business Transactions (Excluding the Remedies Opinion)” (JFF, NHW)
  6. Sample Real Estate Closing Opinion (KJC)
  7. Communications and membership
    1. E-Bulletin report (CKL)
    2. Social media report (RNF) (Follow RNF on our new Twitter address: (@calopinions)).
    3. Committee membership (JFF)
  8. Monitoring of national Bar groups
    1. TriBar (SOW)
    2. ABA (TGH)
    3. WGLO Foundation (JBP)
  9. Shop Talk (ALL)

    Members are invited to present for discussion by the members of the Committee recent opinion questions and issues addressed by their firms
  10. New projects (JFF)

VII. Next Committee Meeting (Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – Noon)

VIII. Motion to Adjourn

Meeting Notice

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