Sara A. Gelsinger
Sara advises limited partnerships, limited liability companies and statutory trusts on matters of Delaware law.
She works with private equity and venture capital funds and other private and public LLCs, limited partnerships and statutory trusts on strategic transactions, including acquisitions, sales, reorganizations and internal restructurings. Her clients include global investment firms, multi-national companies, growth-stage companies and start-ups.
Sara also advises alternative entities on equity and debt financings and, in that capacity, she has advised many clients on complex subscription secured facilities.
Sara frequently works with other domestic firms to provide advice on matters of Delaware law. She also advises Delaware entities involved in cross-border deals.
Sara delivers third-party legal opinions in a variety of transactions, including in the formation of private equity and mutual funds, debt financings, tax equity deals and cross-border transactions.
Sara is the Vice-Chairperson of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) Commercial Law Section, which is responsible for proposing legislation involving Delaware statutory trusts, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and banking. She also serves on the Firm’s Diversity Committee and as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware.
In 2022, Sara was selected as one of the Delaware Business Times “40 Under 40” recognizing the region’s dynamic leaders under age 40. She has also been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in private equity law and The Legal 500 for her M&A commercial Delaware counsel work.
Advising on equity and debt financings, including subscription secured facilities
Counseling on acquisitions, business combinations, and internal restructurings
Advising on governance matters for Delaware limited partnerships, LLCs and statutory trusts
Providing third-party legal opinions in a variety of transactions, including fund formations, debt financings, tax equity deals and cross-border transactions
News & Insights
- Publication, Wolters Kluwer, 10.25.2023
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers, 08.17.2023
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2024 edition, listing 39 attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 76,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, The Legal 500 US, 06.07.2023
The Legal 500 US, a nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States has again ranked Morris Nichols.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.18.2022
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2023 edition, listing 35 attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 71,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, Delaware Business Times, 08.15.2022
Morris Nichols commercial and transactional attorney Sara Gelginser has been named to the Delaware Business Times “40 Under 40” for 2022.
- Publication, Wolters Kluwer, 06.07.2022
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers in America, 08.19.2021
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2022 edition, listing thirty-two attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 66,000 eligible attorneys.
- Firm News, 10.26.2020
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that commercial and alternative entities attorney Sara Gelsinger has been invited to become a partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2021.
- Firm News, 08.20.2020
Thirty-one Morris Nichols attorneys were recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 67,000 eligible attorneys.
- Speaking Engagement, Wilmington, Delaware, 10.10.2018
- Recent Developments in Delaware Commercial Law: Important Decisions and Legislation for Contract DraftingArticle, Delaware Law Review, 12.2016
This article addresses a few recent Delaware commercial law developments that are particularly relevant to drafting and interpreting certain provisions in merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and other transaction documents.
Honors & Recognitions
The Legal 500 US, mentioned in Delaware corporate counsel, 2023
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, listed in Delaware private equity law and leveraged buyouts, 2021-2024; and mergers and acquisitions law, 2023-2024
Delaware Business Times, recognized among Delaware’s 40 dynamic leaders under age 40, 2022
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
Delaware State Bar Association (Commercial Law Section (Vice-Chairperson, 2021-2023; Secretary, 2019-2021))
- Intern to the Honorable John T. J. Kelly, Pennsylvania Superior Court, 2010
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Woolsack Honor Society, 2012
Penn State Law Review, Associate and Executive Comments Editor, 2010-2012
Cedarville University, BA, communication arts (political communication), summa cum laude, 2009
- Delaware, 2012