R. Jason Russell > Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP > Wilmington, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
United States

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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

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.