Dan advises public and private corporations on a wide range of Delaware corporate law matters, including corporate governance issues as well as the Delaware aspects of corporate transactions. 

Dan’s work involves a variety of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock investments and other financing transactions, as well as counseling boards of directors and committees of independent directors on their fiduciary duties.  Dan also provides formal legal opinions on issues involving Delaware corporate law. 

In addition, Dan counsels corporations on the technical requirements of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL).  Drawing on that experience, Dan has guided hundreds of corporations through Delaware’s statutory ratification process under Section 204 of the DGCL and has provided corporate related advice in several of the key cases involving application of Delaware’s validation procedures before the Court of Chancery under Section 205 of the DGCL. 

Dan has been recognized by The Legal 500 US for his M&A corporate and commercial Delaware counsel work and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law. A frequent writer on Delaware corporate law, Dan is the lead editor of the treatise Drexler, Black and Sparks, Delaware Corporation Law and Practice and is the author of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio The Delaware Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation.

News & Insights

  • Media Mention, The Legal 500 US, 06.12.2024

    In the 2024 edition, Morris Nichols again appears in two Legal 500 practice categories for M&A litigation defense and Delaware counsel. Nineteen Morris Nichols attorneys are mentioned in the editorial for their work in M&A litigation and Delaware corporate and commercial law.

Professional & Civic

American Bar Association (Business Law Section)

Delaware State Bar Association

Society for Corporate Governance


William & Mary Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, 2009
The William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Senior Articles Editor, 2008-2009; Member, 2007-2008

Pennsylvania State University, BA, Classics, Phi Beta Kappa, with high distinction, 2005


  • Delaware, 2009

Dan is the author of the Bloomberg BNA Portfolio The Delaware Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation.

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