Having a professional opinion on a situation can help you mediate problems faster.
$480 + Tax
Opinion Letters (or Legal Opinions), are documents that summarize a lawyer’s analysis of a certain situation. These contain facts given to a lawyer who analyze the situation according to relevant laws. Generally, this is a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ and aligns with the view of the Courts, which often can't be misinterpreted.
Proceed with confidence.
A solid Opinion Letter will enable you to make a clear and informed decision for your business. You’ll have absolute certainty and a record of where you stand with the law before moving forward.
Reassure your stakeholders.
An Opinion Letter can help if your business partners, investors, or other stakeholders aren’t sure that a specific contract or business action will be legal in your jurisdiction.
Get a great answer.
Some questions are complicated and require detailed answers. Opinion Letters allow a lawyer to provide the best possible answer to those questions in a permanent, detailed record that can be shared and referred to at any time.
First, you'll have a kick-off call with your Good Lawyer to discuss your current situation. After the call, your lawyer will carefully complete your Letter. They will share a copy of the final document.
1. Project kick-off call to gather information, advise you and answer questions
2. One custom Opinion Letter
3. One round of minor revisions if necessary
Pick a time to discuss your Opinion Letter with a Good Lawyer.
Help your lawyer understand the situation and the goals of your letter. Your lawyer will determine what wording you need in your Opinion Letter and draft something tailored to your needs.
You will receive a digital copy of the Opinion Letter, ready to be printed, distributed, or filed.
Get your paperwork done the easy way so you can get back to running your business.
Typically, from the time of your kick-off call you can expect to have your Opinion Letter within 2 weeks. This is because Opinion Letters often require significant legal research and must be drafted with extreme care and surety.
This service will only cover the creation of one Opinion Letter. If additional Opinion Letters are needed, you can talk to your Lawyer about drafting multiple Letters. Sometimes it is more efficient to produce multiple letters and a discount is possible, but that is situational and Goodlawyer can’t guarantee any kind of bulk discount.
Opinion Letters are generally delivered as a locked PDF so that they can be easily shared, printed, and signed. They are never delivered in an editable format since the lawyer’s original words could be changed, rendering the Letter useless to everyone involved.
Generally, no, you don’t need a local lawyer to draft an Opinion Letter. If you book an out-of-province lawyer that determines you need someone with local expertise, Goodlawyer can set you up with a local lawyer ready to help.
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