Sample "Opinion Letter"

What Is an Opinion Letter?

An Opinion Letter is a formal document completed to share a professional judgment or advice in a particular legal case or with respect to an existing contract. In a broad sense, a Letter of Opinion may refer to any document, whether personal or formal, in which the writer shares their point of view hoping for some sort of feedback from the reader. However, when it comes to legal letters, an Opinion Letter - in most cases prepared by the professional lawyer - contains their outlook regarding a legal matter they were specifically asked to evaluate.

Alternate Name:

  • Legal Opinion Letter.

The conclusions of the letter writer will inform their client about the potential consequences of the transaction or case, identify risks the parties to a deal may encounter in the future, review terms and conditions of the existing contract, or contest the solution of the governmental agency by presenting an alternative point of view. A Sample Opinion Letter template can be found through the link below.

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How to Write an Opinion Letter?

You can draft an expert Opinion Letter if you were asked for an impartial outlook on the documentation, legal evidence, or individual's psychological state. An attorney Opinion Letter is prepared on behalf of a certain individual or company - it will advise them on the right course of action, suggest a new business strategy if the owners and managers of the organization believe the interests of the third party might be violated, or analyze the agreement the client has doubts about and is not signing yet.

Although each Legal Opinion Letter is different and you can customize the document to suit your needs, there are some common features and tips that can be applied to any Opinion Letter:

  1. Address the recipient in an appropriate manner. You should add the name and title of the addressee if you know them - it will accelerate the process of reviewing the documentation you send.
  2. Refer to supplemental documentation you have at hand - since you write an official letter, you cannot simply tell the story without any references and documents that back you up. Attach the necessary files to the letter and properly describe them so that the recipient knows what you are talking about.
  3. Indicate your point of view. If you were asked for an opinion and you need to provide answers to questions, it is recommended to respond to each issue in order. Otherwise, you can present your narrative in chronological order and list the requests or demands for the recipient if you have any.
  4. Thank the recipient of the letter for their time and attention and add your contact details so that they can call or mail you to share their feedback, renewed judgment, or ask for more information.
  5. Sign and date the letter. If you need an immediate response, it is recommended to write a simple email and call the person, department, or office to notify them about your letter - they can prepare a quick answer. If there is no urgency, you may send your letter via certified mail - this might be a better idea if you are dealing with a controversial issue and your opinion has to be submitted within a limited period of time.

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Sample Opinion Letter
From:​ Dillian White, Attorney at Law
1234 Lakeview Business Center
Newark, New Jersey 07104
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D ate​
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To: ​ B ecky Williams
1234 Main Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07087
Dear Becky Williams,
This letter of opinion constitutes my professional opinion on the act of flying a
radio-controlled drone.
Regardless of the size or purpose of flying a radio-controlled drone, under the law it is
designated as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or Drone, meaning it is subject to all the same
regulations as any other aircraft – manned, unmanned, private, or commercial. This falls
under the Federal Aviation Regulations, Title 76, and is explored in Advisory Circular
11-22.
What this means is that if your model airplane reaches 350 feet or above you may be
charged with a number of offenses related to hazardous flying. Likewise, if you should
wish to fly the drone along federally designated airways, you must get prior clearance
from your local Air Traffic Control, and maintain real-time correspondence with them. In
actuality, you are unlikely to be granted permission.
I advise that if you wish to fly your plane recreationally you do so at altitudes below 500
feet and well away from airports or military bases.
Sincerely,
Dillian White, Attorney at Law
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM
Sample Opinion Letter
From:​ Dillian White, Attorney at Law
1234 Lakeview Business Center
Newark, New Jersey 07104
[​
D ate​
]
To: ​ B ecky Williams
1234 Main Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07087
Dear Becky Williams,
This letter of opinion constitutes my professional opinion on the act of flying a
radio-controlled drone.
Regardless of the size or purpose of flying a radio-controlled drone, under the law it is
designated as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or Drone, meaning it is subject to all the same
regulations as any other aircraft – manned, unmanned, private, or commercial. This falls
under the Federal Aviation Regulations, Title 76, and is explored in Advisory Circular
11-22.
What this means is that if your model airplane reaches 350 feet or above you may be
charged with a number of offenses related to hazardous flying. Likewise, if you should
wish to fly the drone along federally designated airways, you must get prior clearance
from your local Air Traffic Control, and maintain real-time correspondence with them. In
actuality, you are unlikely to be granted permission.
I advise that if you wish to fly your plane recreationally you do so at altitudes below 500
feet and well away from airports or military bases.
Sincerely,
Dillian White, Attorney at Law
[​
S ignature​
]
© ​
T EMPLATEROLLER.COM