Reasoned Legal Opinion Law and Legal Definition

According to 31 CFR 132.2 [Title 31 -- Money and Finance: Treasury; Subtitle B -- Regulations Relating to Money and Finance; Chapter I -- Monetary Offices, Department of the Treasury; Part 132 -- Prohibition on Funding of Unlawful Internet Gambling], reasoned legal opinion means “a written expression of professional judgment by a State-licensed attorney that addresses the facts of a particular client's business and the legality of the client's provision of its services to relevant customers in the relevant jurisdictions under applicable federal and State law, and, in the case of intratribal transactions, applicable tribal ordinances, tribal resolutions, and Tribal-State compacts. A written legal opinion will not be considered "reasoned" if it does nothing more than recite the facts and express a conclusion.”