Jeffrey R. Wolters > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate Counseling


Morris Nichols partner Jeff Wolters counsels corporations, boards of directors and investors on Delaware law. His practice ranges from advising venture-backed companies to counseling public company boards and board committees. He has been “Delaware counsel” to hundreds of public and private Delaware companies over the years and many of the leading VC and PE funds. Jeff also provides formal legal opinions on Delaware corporate law and related matters under the Delaware General Corporation Law. For more, visit his bio at


Jeff has taught courses on corporate law and been a guest lecturer at law schools, including the University of Pennsylvania, California-Berkeley, and Villanova. He frequently writes and presents on corporate law topics relevant to private equity and venture capital stakeholders and is a contributing editor to the treatise Delaware Corporation Law and Practice.


  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • National Venture Capital Association (General Counsel Advisory Board)
  • TerraLex (Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, North America-Regional Vice Chair)


  • J.D., 1992, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Articles Editor, 1991-1992, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A., 1988, University of Delaware

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Delaware counsel

(Leading lawyers)

Jeffrey R. Wolters –Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP‘s team is highlighted for its ‘deep expertise in all matters relating to Delaware corporate law and governance‘, with its work spanning M&A, spin-offs, financings and other complex transactions. The practice has been notably active in handling several high-profile SPAC transactions for clients such as Archer Aviation, Hyperfine and Nextdoor. Another driver of work has involved assisting clients with recovering from financing issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; in early 2021 it served as lead counsel to aerospace parts manufacturer Impresa Aerospace on its chapter 11 filing for bankruptcy. Andrew M. Johnston and Daniel Matthews, who are ‘standout lawyers with tremendous insights‘, co-head the team from the Wilmington office along with David A. Harris and Louis G. Hering. Jeffrey R. Wolters, Melissa A. DiVincenzo and R. Jason Russell are also recommended.