Donald W. Glazer is advisory counsel to the Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, and adviser to the firm’s Legal Opinions Committee. He formerly was a partner at the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Mr. Glazer is the author of numerous articles on legal opinions and is the co-author of two books, Glazer and FitzGibbon on Legal Opinions and Massachusetts Corporation Law and Practice. He is co-chair of the TriBar Opinion Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Working Group on Legal Opinions Foundations. In 2009, the Working Group on Legal Opinions awarded Mr. Glazer the Fuld Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the field of legal opinions in business transactions.
Mr. Glazer is past chair of the Committee on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and a former member of the Council of that Section. Mr. Glazer is also a past chair of the Business Law section of the Boston Bar Association, and past co-chair of that section’s Legal Opinions Committee and Securities Law Committee. Mr. Glazer has chaired and served as a participant in numerous programs on, and acted as an expert witness and consultant in many legal proceedings involving, closing opinions.