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.


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

  • 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.

Honors & Recognitions

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

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

IFLR1000 United States, listed as a leading Delaware attorney, since 2020

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

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

Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, listed for corporate law, M&A and Delaware law, 2024

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)


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


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

University of Delaware, BA, 1988


  • Delaware, 1994

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

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