EX-5.1 3 fs12021ex5-1_1847goedeker.htm OPINION OF BEVILACQUA PLLC AS TO THE LEGALITY OF THE SHARES

Exhibit 5.1

 

 

E: lou@bevilacquapllc.com

T: 202.869.0888

W: bevilacquapllc.com

 

May 3, 2021

 

1847 Goedeker Inc.

13850 Manchester Rd.

Ballwin, MO 63011

 

Re:Securities Being Registered Under Registration Statement on Form S-1

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have represented 1847 Goedeker Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (the “Registration Statement”), of the Company, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), and the rules and regulations thereunder. You have asked us to furnish our opinion as to the legality of the securities being registered under the Registration Statement. The Registration Statement covers the offering of up to 31,944,444 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) that may be offered for sale by the Company (including 4,166,666 shares that may be issued upon exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option).

 

In connection with the furnishing of this opinion, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of the following documents:

 

(a)the Registration Statement;

 

(b)the form of the Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) included as Exhibit 1.1 to the Registration Statement;

 

(c)the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company included as Exhibit 3.1 to the Registration Statement; and

 

(d)the Bylaws of the Company included as Exhibit 3.2 to the Registration Statement.

 

We also have examined originals or copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such records of the Company and such agreements, certificates of public officials, certificates of officers or other representatives of the Company and others, and such other documents, certificates, and records as we have deemed necessary or appropriate as a basis for the opinions set forth herein.

 

In rendering the opinion expressed herein, we have, without independent inquiry or investigation, assumed (i) the legal capacity of all natural persons executing documents, (ii) the genuineness of all signatures, (iii) the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to authentic original documents submitted to us as certified, conformed or reproduced copies. We have relied upon the accuracy and completeness of the information, factual matters, representations, and warranties contained in such documents. We have also assumed that the persons identified as officers of the Company are actually serving in such capacity and that the Registration Statement will be declared effective. In our examination of documents, we have assumed that the parties thereto (other than the Company) had the power, corporate or other, to enter into and perform all obligations thereunder and the due authorization of all parties other than the Company by all requisite action, corporate or other, the execution and delivery by all parties other than the Company of the documents, and the validity and binding effect thereof on such parties other than the Company.

 

 

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PG. 2

May 3, 2021  

 

Based upon our examination mentioned above, subject to the assumptions stated and relying on statements of fact contained in the documents that we have examined, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company and, when issued, delivered and paid for as contemplated in the Registration Statement and in accordance with the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

Notwithstanding anything in this letter which might be construed to the contrary, our opinion expressed herein is limited to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. We express no opinion with respect to the applicability to, or the effect on, the subject transaction of the laws of any other jurisdiction or as to any matters of municipal law or the laws of any local agencies. The opinion expressed herein is based upon the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware in effect on the date hereof and as of the effective date of the Registration Statement, and we assume no obligation to revise or supplement this opinion after the effective date of the Registration Statement should such law be changed by legislative action, judicial decision, or otherwise. Except as expressly set forth in our opinion above: (i) we express no opinion as to whether the laws of any other jurisdiction are applicable to the subject matter hereof, and (ii) we express no opinion as to compliance with any other federal or state law, rule or regulation relating to securities, or to the sale or issuance thereof.

 

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our firm appearing under the caption “Legal Matters” in the prospectus that forms a part of the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not hereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

  Very truly yours,
   
/s/ BEVILACQUA PLLC