Jeff counsels corporations, boards of directors and investors on Delaware law.

His practice ranges from advising venture-backed companies to counseling public company boards and board committees. He has been “Delaware counsel” to hundreds of public and private Delaware companies over the years and many of the leading VC and PE funds. Jeff also provides formal legal opinions on Delaware corporate law and related matters under the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Jeff has taught courses on corporate law and been a guest lecturer at law schools, including the University of Pennsylvania, California-Berkeley, and Villanova. He frequently writes and presents on corporate law topics relevant to private equity and venture capital stakeholders, is a contributing editor to the treatise Delaware Corporation Law and Practice, and has been recognized as a leading Delaware Corporate/M&A attorney in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, and The Best Lawyers in America.

Experience

Counseling on mergers, spin-offs, restructurings and financings

Advising VC and PE funds and their portfolio companies on financings, exits and conflict transactions

Counseling on transactions involving Delaware and non-US entities

Advising public and private company boards and committees on conflict transactions

News & Insights

  • Speaking Engagement, 09.22.2021 through 09.24.2021

    Four Morris Nichols partners will attend the conference as committee leaders and speakers, sharing insights on Delaware corporate law and VC/PE developments.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked in Delaware corporate M&A, 2014-2021

The Legal 500 US, "Leading Lawyer” in Delaware M&A corporate counsel, 2020-2021

IFLR1000 United States, listed as a leading Delaware attorney, 2020-2021

Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance, listed in M&A and corporate governance, 2015-2019

The Best Lawyers in America, included in Delaware corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, 2010-2022; venture capital law, 2020-2022

Professional & Civic

American Bar Association (Business Law Section)

Delaware State Bar Association

National Venture Capital Association (General Counsel Advisory Board)

TerraLex (Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, North America-Regional Vice Chair)

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to The Honorable Walter K. Stapleton, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1992-1993

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1992
Virginia Law Review, Articles Editor, 1991-1992

University of Delaware, BA, 1988

Admissions

  • Delaware, 1994

“Clients describe him as ‘very smart, very practical…a zealous advocate for his clients.” Chambers USA

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