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EX-8.1 - OPINION OF SHEARMAN & STERLING LLP - SLM FUNDING LLCexhibit8-1.htm
EX-5.2 - OPINION OF RICHARDS, LAYTON & FINGER, P.A. - SLM FUNDING LLCexhibit5-2.htm
EX-5.1 - OPINION OF BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP - SLM FUNDING LLCexhibit5-1.htm
 
 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
     
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):
 
November 8, 2012
 
SLM Funding LLC
__________________________________________
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
     
Delaware
333-166301
04-3480392
_____________________
(State or other jurisdiction
_____________
(Commission
______________
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
  
   
2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, Virginia
 
20191
_________________________________
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
___________
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
703 984-5858
 
Not Applicable
______________________________________________
Former name or former address, if changed since last report

 
SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-7
__________________________________________
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
SLM Funding LLC
 
(Exact name of Depositor as specified in its charter)
 
 
Sallie Mae, Inc.
 
(Exact name of Sponsor as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
333-166301-10
04-3480392
_____________________
 (State or other jurisdiction
_____________
(Commission
______________
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
  
   
c/o Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
60 Wall Street, 27th Floor
Mailstop NYC60-2720
New York, New York
 
10005
_________________________________
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
___________
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
703 984-5858
 
Not Applicable
______________________________________________
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
 
 
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
 
[  ]  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[  ]  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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Item 9.01                 Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
In connection with the closing of SLM Student Loan Trust 2012-7, certain opinions of Bingham McCutchen LLP, Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. and Shearman & Sterling LLP relating to the due authorization, enforceability and legality of the Notes and to various tax matters are attached.
 
(a)
Not applicable.
   
(b)
Not applicable.
   
(c)
Not applicable.
   
(d)
Exhibits.
   
 
     5.1   Opinion of Bingham McCutchen LLP, as to legality of the Notes
 
     5.2   Opinion of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., as to due authorization and enforceability of the Notes
   
 
     8.1   Opinion of Shearman & Sterling LLP, as to various tax matters
 
     23.1   Consent of Bingham McCutchen LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
   
 
     23.2   Consent of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (included in Exhibit 5.2)
 
     23.3   Consent of Shearman & Sterling LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1)
 
 
 
 

 


 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the issuing entity has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 

   
 
By:  SLM FUNDING LLC
   
   
Dated:  November 8, 2012
By:   /s/ Mark D. Rein
 
Name:    Mark D. Rein
 
Title:      Vice President
   
   


 
 

 
EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
Number
 
Description                                                                                                           
     
5.1
 
Opinion of Bingham McCutchen LLP, as to legality of the Notes
     
5.2
 
Opinion of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., as to due authorization and enforceability of the Notes
     
8.1
 
Opinion of Shearman & Sterling LLP, as to various tax matters
     
23.1
 
Consent of Bingham McCutchen LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
     
23.2
 
Consent of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (included in Exhibit 5.2)
     
23.3
 
Consent of Shearman & Sterling LLP (included in Exhibit 8.1)