EX-5.1 2 d720964dex51.htm EX-5.1 EX-5.1

Exhibit 5.1

 

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Boston, MA 02111

617-542-6000

www.mintz.com

March 12, 2019

Synlogic, Inc.

301 Binney Street, Suite 402

Cambridge, MA 02142

 

  Re:

Registration Statement on Form S-8; 1,270,073 shares of Common Stock of Synlogic, Inc., par value $0.001 per share

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Synlogic, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the preparation and filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the “Registration Statement”), pursuant to which the company is registering the issuance under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of an aggregate of 1,270,073 shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, that may be issued pursuant to the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Award Plan (the “2015 Plan”). This opinion is being rendered in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement with the Commission. All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings given to them in the Registration Statement.

As the counsel to the Company in connection with the Registration Statement, we have examined the actions taken by the Company in connection with the authorization of the issuance of the Shares, and such documents as we have deemed necessary to render this opinion. In our examination, we have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the legal capacity of natural persons, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to original documents of all documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies and the authenticity of the originals of such copies. As to questions of fact material to this opinion, we have relied upon certificates or comparable documents of public officials and of officers and representatives of the Company. In addition, we have assumed that the Company will receive any required consideration in accordance with the terms of the 2015 Plan.

Our opinion is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), and we express no opinion with respect to the laws of any other jurisdiction. No opinion is expressed herein with respect to the qualification of the Shares under the securities or blue sky laws of any state or of any foreign jurisdiction.

Based upon and subject to the foregoing, it is our opinion that the Shares, when issued and delivered in accordance with the terms of the 2015 Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

 

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MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO, P.C.


MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO, P.C.

March 12, 2019

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Please note that we are opining only as to the matters expressly set forth herein, and no opinion should be inferred as to any other matters. This opinion is based upon currently existing statutes, rules, regulations and judicial decisions, and we disclaim any obligation to advise you of any change in any of these sources of law or subsequent legal or factual developments which might affect any matters or opinions set forth herein.

We understand that you wish to file this opinion with the Commission as an exhibit to the Registration Statement in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Securities Act, and we hereby consent thereto. In giving this consent, we do not 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.

 

Very truly yours,
/s/ MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO, P.C.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.