WILMINGTON, Delaware – Three Richards, Layton & Finger directors, Paul M. Altman, James G. Leyden Jr. and William A. Yemc, represented the firm at the Working Group on Legal Opinions (WGLO) 2008 Spring Legal Opinion Seminar. The WGLO, a group within the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, holds seminars twice a year to discuss current issues in the field of legal opinions. This year’s spring seminar was held on Tuesday, June 3 in New York City, at the law offices of Shearman & Sterling.
The WGLO seminar addressed important matters facing opinion practice nationwide, featuring panelists and presenters who were selected based on their expertise in their fields. Altman was chosen for a panel addressing issues that arise in rendering opinions of Delaware LLCs. Chair of Richards, Layton & Finger’s business department and head of the alternative entity group, Altman’s practice involves alternative entities, including partnerships and limited liability companies, with a focus on the formation of private equity investment funds. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Law.
Leyden, also a graduate of Villanova University School of Law, was selected as a WGLO co-presenter of a discussion concerning pending and recently issued bar reports. Leyden’s practice focuses on a wide variety of transactional matters involving Delaware limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trusts and corporations, and he is actively involved in the organization, structuring and operation of LLCs and partnerships.
Yemc attended the seminar as Richards, Layton & Finger’s representative on the WGLO Law Firm Advisory Board. Co-manager of the firm’s Uniform Commercial Code and general transactions groups, Yemc focuses on a broad range of commercial transactions as well as the formation, structuring and operation of Delaware LLCs, partnerships and trusts. He graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law.
About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. provides legal services to its clients in Delaware, the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to local clients. Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been leaders in cases decided in Delaware courts addressing corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, fiduciary relations, commercial and other general civil matters.
About the Working Group on Legal Opinions
The Working Group on Legal Opinions, formed in 2007, provides a national forum for the discussion of important issues relating to closing opinions. Participants in the Working Group on Legal Opinions include opinion givers, opinion recipients, the ABA, state and local bars as well as rating agencies and law firm malpractice insurers.