EX-5.2 3 aethlon_ex0502.htm OPINION

Exhibit 5.2

 

 

 

Julie M. Robinson

T: +1 858 550 6092

robinsonjm@cooley.com

 

 

April 25, 2024

 

Aethlon Medical, Inc.

1555 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 203

San Diego, CA 92121

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have acted as counsel to Aethlon Medical, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the sale by the Company of (i) up to 5,228,758 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), (ii) pre-funded warrants (the “Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase up to 5,228,758 shares of Common Stock, (iii) warrants (the “Purchase Warrants”) to purchase up to 5,228,758 shares of Common Stock, and (iv) warrants (the “Placement Agent Warrants”) to purchase up to 209,150 shares of Common Stock, all pursuant to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-278188) (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the prospectus included in the Registration Statement (the “Base Prospectus”) and the prospectus supplement relating to the Shares, the Warrants and the Warrant Shares filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act (together with the Base Prospectus, the “Prospectus”). The Pre-Funded Warrants, the Purchase Warrants, and the Placement Agent Warrants are collectively referred to herein as the “Warrants”.

 

In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, the forms of the Warrants, and such other records, documents, opinions, certificates, memoranda and other instruments as in our judgment are necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinion expressed below.

 

We have assumed the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as copies, the accuracy, completeness and authenticity of the certificates of public officials and the due authorization, execution and delivery of all documents by all persons, including the Company, where due authorization, execution and delivery are prerequisites to the effectiveness thereof. As to certain factual matters, we have relied upon a certificate of an officer of the Company and have not independently verified such matters.

 

Our opinion is expressed solely with respect to the laws of the State of New York. Our opinion is based on these laws as in effect on the date hereof. We express no opinion to the extent that any other laws are applicable to the subject matter hereof and no opinion and provide no assurance as to compliance with any federal or state securities law, rule or regulation. We note that the Company is incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada and that our opinion is limited to the laws identified in the first sentence of this paragraph. We have assumed all matters determinable under the laws of the State of Nevada, including the valid existence of the Company, the corporate power of the Company to execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Warrants and the due authorization of the Warrants by the Company. We have also assumed that the laws of the State of Nevada would not impose any requirements or have any consequences relevant to our understanding of the matters addressed in this opinion that would impact our conclusions with respect thereto.

 

 

 

 

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With regard to our opinion concerning the Warrants constituting binding obligations of the Company:

 

(i)Our opinion is subject to, and may be limited by, (a) applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium, fraudulent conveyance, debtor and creditor, and similar laws which relate to or affect creditors’ rights generally, and (b) general principles of equity (including, without limitation, concepts of materiality, reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing) regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.

 

(ii)Our opinion is subject to the qualification that the availability of specific performance, an injunction or other equitable remedies is subject to the discretion of the court before which the request is brought.

 

(iii)We express no opinion as to any provision of the Warrants that: (a) provides for liquidated damages, buy-in damages, monetary penalties, prepayment or make-whole payments or other economic remedies to the extent such provisions may constitute unlawful penalties, (b) relates to advance waivers of claims, defenses, rights granted by law, or notice, opportunity for hearing, evidentiary requirements, statutes of limitations, trial by jury, or procedural rights, (c) restricts non-written modifications and waivers, (d) provides for the payment of legal and other professional fees where such payment is contrary to law or public policy, (e) relates to exclusivity, election or accumulation of rights or remedies, (f) authorizes or validates conclusive or discretionary determinations, or (g) provides that provisions of the Warrants are severable to the extent an essential part of the agreed exchange is determined to be invalid and unenforceable.

 

(iv)We express no opinion as to whether a state court outside of the State of New York or a federal court of the United States would give effect to the choice of New York law provided for in the Warrants.

 

On the basis of the foregoing, and in reliance thereon, we are of the opinion that the Warrants, when duly executed and delivered against payment therefor as provided in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus, will constitute binding obligations of the Company.

 

This opinion is limited to the matters expressly set forth in this letter, and no opinion has been or should be implied, or may be inferred, beyond the matters expressly stated. This opinion speaks only as to law and facts in effect or existing as of the date hereof and we have no obligation or responsibility to update or supplement this letter to reflect any facts or circumstances that may hereafter come to our attention or any changes in law that may hereafter occur.

 

We consent to the reference to our firm under the heading “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus and to the filing of this opinion with the Commission as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

Cooley LLP

 

By: /s/ Julie M. Robinson                         

Julie M. Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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