Joe Yeager provides advice and legal counsel to clients in a wide range of Delaware corporate law, litigation, and environmental matters. He regularly advises clients on corporate and commercial transactions from formation to dissolution of Delaware business entities, including commercial transactional documents, supply chain agreements, and internal corporate governance advice to national and multinational corporations.
Joe possesses in-depth knowledge and experience of the issues that clients face regarding electronic discovery in large scale litigations, including management of review and production of technically complex structured data sets. This experience extends to assisting clients identify, access, and manage regulatory compliance risk issues to provide counsel on behalf of clients to negotiate and achieve effective resolutions connected to regulatory investigations and examinations.
Joe’s environmental law experience includes providing clients with strategic advice regarding CERCLA (Superfund), RCRA, and state and local environmental regulations throughout all stages of the environmental law process. This includes responding to enforcement actions by the federal government and State Attorneys General to defending and advising clients confronted with common law contractual issues in connection with first-party cleanup liability. In addition to helping clients navigate environmental regulatory compliance issues and negotiating consent decrees and other agency decisional documents, Joe assists clients faced with defending or pursuing third-party contribution claims and other environmental litigation at complex third-party disposal sites (e.g., hazardous waste landfills and drum handling sites).
Joe formerly served as Alderman Judge for Court 42 in Newport, Delaware under appointment by Governor of the State of Delaware, Ruth Ann Miller.