This excerpt taken from the STT 8-K filed Jan 25, 2008.
January 25, 2008
State Street Capital Trust III
State Street Corporation
Re: State Street Capital Trust III
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as special Delaware counsel for State Street Corporation, a Massachusetts corporation (the Company), and State Street Capital Trust III, a Delaware statutory trust (the Trust), in connection with the matters set forth herein. At your request, this opinion is being furnished to you.
For purposes of giving the opinions hereinafter set forth, our examination of documents has been limited to the examination of originals or copies of the following:
(a) A certified copy of the Certificate of Trust of the Trust, as filed with the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware (the Secretary of State) on March 25, 1998 as amended by the Amendment to Certificate of Trust of the Trust, as filed in the office of the Secretary of State on April 26, 2007 (collectively, the Certificate of Trust) ;
(b) The Original Trust Agreement of the Trust, dated March 25, 1998, among the Company, as depositor, and the trustees named therein;