Louis G. Hering > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

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Morris Nichols partner Lou Hering is actively involved in the organization and structuring of all forms of Delaware alternative entities. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on structures involving alternative entities, and the delivery of third-party legal opinions in connection with the full spectrum of Delaware contracts.

He works with private equity, hedge and mutual funds in connection with their formation and operation. He also regularly represents sponsors and conflicts committees of master limited partnerships. For more, visit his bio at https://www.morrisnichols.com/lawyers-louis-g-hering.


Active in Delaware and national legal associations, Lou is a member and past chair of the Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee of the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), which is responsible for annually reviewing and updating Delaware’s partnership and LLC statutes, and a member of the Statutory Trust Committee of the Commercial Law Section of the DSBA, which is responsible for reviewing and updating Delaware’s statutory trust act. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities of the Business Law Section (and chair of the LLC subcommittee), the Opinion Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, the Board of Directors of the Working Group on Legal Opinions and the TriBar Opinion Committee.

Lou is a frequent speaker and writer on alternative entity and opinion matters. His publications have appeared in Bloomberg BNA, Law360, and Practical Law.


Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
    • Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations
    • LLC Subcommittee (Chair)
    • Single Member LLC Agreement drafting project (Co-Chair)
    • Opinion Committee
    • Working Group on Legal Opinions (Board of Directors)
    • TriBar Opinion Committee
  • Delaware State Bar Association
    • Corporate Law Section: Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee (Past Chair)
    • Commercial Law Section: Statutory Trust Committee


  • J.D., 1986, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • A.B., history, 1982, Cornell University

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Louis G. HeringMorris, 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.