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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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Morris Nichols partner Jason Russell focuses on limited liability company, partnership (including master limited partnerships (MLPs)) and statutory trust law. Jason represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including mergers, asset acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and bankruptcy related transactions, and prepares Delaware legal opinions in connection with these matters. Jason has also worked extensively in bank regulatory matters and unclaimed property audits, compliance and voluntary disclosure programs.

Jason regularly represents private equity, hedge fund and mutual fund companies that organize investment funds as Delaware limited partnerships, limited liability companies and/or statutory trusts and assists these companies with other Delaware law matters. He has also advised numerous bank and other financial institutions with the organization, acquisition and disposition of banks and trust companies, including limited purpose trust companies. Jason helps clients resolve issues and accomplish transactions in a wide range of other commercial settings, including serving as Delaware counsel to MLPs. He drafts and negotiates credit and security documents; merger, asset sale and stock sale documents; and general commercial contracts. In connection with all of these types of matters, Jason has extensive experience in preparing Delaware legal opinions and has developed a focus in preparing legal opinions for new market tax credit transactions.

As outside counsel, Jason has advised dozens of companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, in connection with unclaimed property issues. He has represented clients across a broad range of industries in audits, voluntary disclosure programs and compliance matters.

For more, visit his bio at https://www.morrisnichols.com/lawyers-r-jason-russell.


  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
    • Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations
    • Legal Opinion Committee
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Chair, Commercial Law Section)


  • J.D., cum laude, 2007, Villanova University School of Law
  • Symposium Editor, 2006-2007; Staff Member, 2005-2006, Villanova Law Sports & Entertainment Law Journal
  • B.S.B.A., Finance and Economics, cum laude, 2002, University of Delaware

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

R. Jason RussellMorris, 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.