Report on Legal Opinions Concerning California Partnerships (February 1998)
Appendix B - Selected Bibliography

(February 1998)

By the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California

Selected Bibliography

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Special Report by the TriBar Opinion Committee, U. C.C. Security Interest Opinions, 49 Bus. Law. 359 (1993).

The Remedies Opinion, 46 Bus. Law. 959 (1991).

Third Party "Closing" Opinion, 53 Bus. Law. 591 (1998).

Vaaler, Bryn, Bridging the Gap: Legal Opinions as an Introduction to Business Lawyering, 61 UMKC L. Rev. 23 (1992).

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Report on California Partnerships / Appendix A - Selected Cases / Opinion Resources