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Delaware counsel in United States

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Hailed as ‘one of the top firms in Delaware, whose name everyone knows‘, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP‘s practice offers an ‘unparalleled knowledge of Delaware law‘ as the team was involved in writing many of the Delaware corporate laws. Daniel Matthews, Jeffrey Wolters, David Harris, and Louis Hering lead the team, and Eric Klinger-Wilensky, known as ‘very responsive, knowledgeable and practical’, is a driver of corporate work within the group, with his practice focusing on corporate advice in the context of transaction and governance litigation. Aside from this, Sara Gelsinger stands out for her ‘commercial and solutions focused’ work. The team is praised for its ‘strong local regulator relationships’ and assists both publicly traded and privately held companies. On the private side, the group has recently seen an increase in ‘business divorce’ cases, where a private company partnership and stakeholders disagree on changing course, liquidating, dissolving or investing to address stressors connected to the pandemic. Melissa DiVincenzo is a key name to note for advising clients on Delaware General Corporation Law. Jason Russell‘s expertise lies in areas such as Delaware alternative entities and limited liability partnerships.

Other key lawyers:

Eric Klinger-Wilensky; Melissa DiVincenzo; Jason Russell; Sara Gelsinger; Tarik Haskins; Patricia Vella


‘Morris Nichols is terrific. They have unparalleled knowledge of Delaware law. They are my go-to Delaware law firm.’

‘Eric Klinger-Wilensky is very responsive, knowledgeable and practical.’

‘Strong local regulator relationships. Practical, considered advice. Efficient and responsive.’

‘Sara Gelsinger is very responsive, commercial and solutions focused’. 

‘Morris Nichols is one of the top firms in Delaware. Everyone knows their name. Having them on your team really helps as they were involved in writing many of the Delaware corporate laws and they know them. They also know the landscape and the courts inside and out.’

‘Jeffrey Wolters is excellent. He’s always willing to help and gives very clear advice. He knows the law well and stays calm under pressure.’

Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

The offering at Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. provides ‘technically savvy Delaware counsel’ to clients from a range of sectors. John Mark Zeberkiewicz is an important contact within the team for advice on corporate legislation and for clients involved in transactions which Delaware companies are a part of. The firm also has a strong track record in the development of Delaware law, and is responsible for participating in the evolution of the state’s business statutes. Raymond DiCamillo, Elisa Maas, Michael Allen, and Catherine Dearlove head up the team out of the firm’s Wilmington office. The group specializes in high-value public deals, and additionally is described as ‘knowledgeable about Delaware limited liability companies and Delaware titling trusts’, and Paul Altman is the name to note in the team for these matters. Srinivas Raju, former head of the firm’s corporate department, is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Raymond DiCamillo; Elisa Maas; Michael Allen; Catherine Dearlove

Other key lawyers:

John Mark Zeberkiewicz; Mark Gentile; Doneene Damon; Paul Altman; Srinivas Raju


‘Technically savvy Delaware counsel.’

‘Very knowledgeable about Delaware limited liability companies and Delaware titling trusts which are commonly used in securitizations. The team is very responsive.’

‘Very responsive and very knowledgeable about Delaware limited liability companies and titling trusts which are the two main types of entities used in securitizations.’

K&L Gates

With ‘deep knowledge and expertise with respect to Delaware corporate law’, K&L Gates’ offering stands out for its access to global expertise as an international  firm. According to one client ‘what makes the team unique is the way they work so seamlessly together to deliver great service’. The group, which is based in the firm’s Wilmington office, was founded by Scott Waxman, who is described as ‘one of the preeminent practitioners in Delaware’, offering extensive experience in Delaware law and was formerly a Chairman of the Alternative Entities Subcommittee of the Delaware State Bar Association. An additional name to note is Eric Feldman, who is viewed by one client as ‘the lawyer to whom you turn when you have an extremely complex matter. and who can dig through the most difficult issues with ease’, and mainly concentrates on issues in connection with Delaware alternative entities.

Practice head(s):

Scott Waxman

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Froio; Andy Skouvakis; Eric Feldman; Lisa Stark


‘Deep knowledge and expertise with respect to Delaware corporate law. Extremely responsive. Both practical and technical.’

‘Scott Waxman is an excellent lawyer who is very easy to work with and has great client service, quality of work and efficiency of delivery.’

‘For us, what makes Scott Waxman and his team unique is the way they work so seamlessly together to deliver great service. Rather than just providing cookie cutter comments, they took the time to really understand our business and operations so that their comments go deep beneath the surface and really align with our business and operational goals and objectives.’

‘Scott Waxman is one of the preeminent practitioners in Delaware. He is world renowned, and we are honored to have him as our counsel. He has in excess of 30 years’ experience, and he leads his team in diving deep into the minutia to make sure that things run smoothly from top to bottom in every transaction.’

‘Nicholas Froio is a very thorough and personable lawyer.’

‘Eric Feldman is the lawyer to whom you turn when you have an extremely complex matter. He can dig through the most difficult issues with ease.’

‘Andy Skouvakis is a very talented attorney.’

‘Eric Feldman’s drafting skills are masterful, and he is extremely detail-oriented.’

Key clients

Envision AESC Dynamics Investment Ltd.

Bloomberg Finance, L.P.

Knopp Biosciences LLC

International Paper/Sylvamo Corporation

Wilmington Trust, N.A.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. /Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

Kwadron spólka z o.o. sp.k

500 N 4th Street LLC d/b/a Standard Power

Volvo Group/Volvo Autonomous Solutions

Lone Star Funds/Lone Star Real Estate Funds

Work highlights

  • Advised Bloomberg Finance, L.P. and many subsidiaries and affiliates on matters of Delaware corporate, limited liability company and limited partnership law in connection with a credit facility refinancing.
  • Advised Knopp Biosciences LLC on matters of Delaware entity law in connection with the sale by Knopp Biosciences of its subsidiary, Channel Biosciences, LLC, to Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd.
  • Represented Wilmington Trust and its affiliates in numerous transactions in which Wilmington Trust served in various capacities, including as trustee, collateral agent, custodian, verification agent, securities intermediary, and backup servicer.