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Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law

McCarter & English, LLP, is counsel to many Delaware publicly traded and privately held corporations and alternative entities. Our Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law attorneys are experienced in all aspects of Delaware law, including representing our clients in a variety of business transactions and Delaware opinion work. The Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity attorneys also represent public and private Delaware corporations, LLCs, LPs and GPs in corporate, commercial, shareholder and other litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. We represent clients in the following areas, among others:

Transactional: Our group regularly counsels Delaware entities, as well as their officers, directors, boards and stockholders, on issues including:

  • Delaware Corporations, LLCs, LPs and GPs: Our group regularly advises on issues concerning formation, governance, operation, merger, acquisition, conversion, fiduciary duties, contract interpretation, restructuring, and dissolution and winding up of Delaware corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Financings, and Other Business Transactions: Our attorneys represent numerous public and private enterprises, financial institutions, and private equity and investment funds and their portfolio companies in connection with all phases of mergers and acquisitions, from initial structuring through closing.

  • Fiduciary Duties: We advise corporations, officers, directors, board committees and stockholders on their fiduciary duties in connection with transactions and other matters under Delaware law.

  • Legal Opinions: We provide legal opinions with respect to certain matters of Delaware law in connection with transactions involving Delaware corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

Litigation: Our group regularly handles litigation matters involving Delaware entities, in the Delaware Court of Chancery as well as other Delaware courts, on issues including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims.

  • Disputes regarding LLCs, including operating agreement or management disputes.

  • Appraisals. 

  • Section 220 proceedings for corporate documents.

  • Representation of special committees.