Matthew R. Clark
Matt litigates complex corporate, commercial and trust disputes before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court.
He regularly represents corporate and individual clients in corporate and business litigation involving corporate governance, contests for board control, demands for appraisal or similar valuation, demands for books and records, requests for dissolution and receiverships, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and a broad variety of other issues.
Matt also focuses on fiduciary litigation. He represents trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in all types of trusts and estates disputes. His experience includes cases concerning directed trusts, construction and interpretation of trusts and wills, trustee breach of fiduciary duties, trustee compensation, undue influence, and trustee self-dealing.
Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Matt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely of the Delaware Supreme Court.
In 2015 and 2016, Matt was recognized in Delaware Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for business litigation.
Matt volunteers a portion of his time to pro bono matters. He recently partnered with ACLU Delaware on a civil rights litigation and has previously litigated a civil rights action under referral by the Federal Civil Panel and represented children and indigent litigants in the Delaware Family Court.
News & Insights
- Speaking Engagement, 10.17.2023 through 10.18.2023
Matt Clark will speak on the panel session “Electronic Execution of Estate Planning Documents.”
- Firm News, 10.12.2023
On October 10, 2023, the Delaware Supreme Court fully upheld The Williams Companies’ victory in a seven-year litigation concerning a post-merger termination fee dispute between The Williams Cos. and Energy Transfer Equity LP.
- Article, Practical Law Litigation, 08.09.2023
Morris Nichols attorneys Bill Lafferty, John DiTomo, and Matt Clark contributed nine guides on Delaware litigation to Practical Law Litigation.
- Article, Delaware Banker Magazine, 05.26.2022
The attorney-client privilege is a long-recognized legal principal that, in general terms, serves to protect confidential communications between an attorney and his or her client from disclosure.
- Firm News, 05.13.2016
Wilmington, DE (May 13, 2016) - Seventeen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2016 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware. In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, D. McKinley (Mac) Measley, Curtis S. Miller, and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as 2016 Delaware Rising Stars.
- Firm News, 05.15.2015
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Delaware Supreme Court, 2008-2009
Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2008
Wake Forest Law Review, senior articles editor
Pennsylvania State University, BS, Management Science and Information Systems, with highest distinction, 2001
- Delaware, 2008