EX-5.1 2 a18-13098_6ex5d1.htm EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1



July 10, 2018


Adesto Technologies Corporation
3600 Peterson Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054


Ladies and Gentlemen:


You have requested our opinion with respect to certain matters in connection with the offering by Adesto Technologies Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), of an indeterminate number of shares of common stock of the Company (the “Shares”) with an aggregate offering price not to exceed $6,230,000, pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-3 (the “Registration Statement”) to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to Rule 462(b) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).


In connection with our opinion expressed below we have examined originals or copies of the Company’s certificate of incorporation and bylaws, the Registration Statement, together with the Exhibits filed as a part thereof and all other documents incorporated therein by reference, the preliminary prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplements prepared in connection with the Registration Statement (collectively, the “Prospectus”), certain corporate proceedings of the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) or a committee or committees of the Board and the Company’s stockholders relating to the Registration Statement, the Company’s current certificate of incorporation and bylaws, and such other agreements, documents, certificates and statements of the Company, its transfer agent and public or government officials, as we have deemed advisable, and have examined such questions of law as we have considered necessary.


We have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the genuineness of all signatures on documents submitted to us, the conformity to originals and completeness of all documents submitted to us as copies, the legal capacity of all persons or entities executing same, the absence of any undisclosed termination, modification, waiver or amendment to any document reviewed by us, the absence of any other extrinsic agreements or documents that might change or affect the interpretation or terms of documents we have reviewed, and the due authorization, execution and delivery of all such documents where due authorization, execution and delivery are prerequisites to the effectiveness thereof.. In giving our opinion, we have also relied upon a good standing certificate regarding the Company issued by the Delaware Secretary of State dated July 10, 2018 and representations made to us by the Company, including representations that the Company has available a sufficient number of authorized shares of Common Stock that are not currently outstanding or reserved for issuance under other outstanding securities or plans of the Company, to enable the Company to issue and deliver all of the Shares as of the date of this letter.



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We render this opinion only with respect to, and we express no opinion herein concerning the application or effect of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the existing Delaware General Corporation Law.


In connection with our opinions expressed below, we have assumed that, (i) at or prior to the time of the issuance and delivery of any of the Shares, there will not have occurred any change in the law or the facts affecting the validity of the Shares, any change in actions of the Board or the Company’s stockholders, or any amendments to the Company’s current certificate of incorporation and bylaws, and (ii) at the time of the offer, issuance and sale of any Shares, no stop order suspending the Registration Statement’s effectiveness will have been issued and remain in effect, and that the Registration Statement will not have been modified or rescinded.  We also have assumed that the issuance and delivery of the Shares subsequent to the date hereof and the compliance by the Company with the terms of such Shares will not result in a violation of the Company’s current certificate of incorporation or any provision of any instrument or agreement then binding upon the Company or any restriction imposed by any court or governmental body then having jurisdiction over the Company.


Based upon, and subject to, the foregoing, it is our opinion that when the Shares are issued, sold and delivered in the manner and for the consideration stated in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the resolutions adopted by the Board referenced above, such Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.


We consent to the use of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and further consent to all references to us, if any, in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto.  We do not thereby admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder.


This opinion is intended solely for use in connection with issuance and sale of the Shares subject to the Registration Statement and is not to be relied upon for any other purpose.  In providing this letter, we are opining only as to the specific legal issues expressly set forth above and no opinion shall be inferred as to any other matter or matters. This opinion is rendered on, and speaks, only as of the date of this letter first written above, and does not address any potential change in facts or law that may occur after the date of this opinion letter.  We assume no obligation to advise you of any fact, circumstance, event or change in the law or the facts that may hereafter be brought to our attention, whether or not such occurrence would affect or modify the opinion expressed herein.


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Very truly yours,




/s/ Fenwick & West LLP