Tarik’s practice covers a range of commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, secured financings, joint ventures, securitization and business counseling. 

Tarik also provides alternative-entity related advice in the context of transaction and alternative entity litigation.

Tarik also focuses on organizational and operational issues related to limited liability companies, limited partnerships and statutory trusts. In addition, he regularly represents sponsors and conflicts committees of master limited partnerships (MLPs).

He is involved in the preparation of third-party legal opinions in connection with a range of transactional matters, and he regularly counsels other attorneys domestically and internationally on matters relating to Delaware partnerships, limited liability companies and statutory trusts.

Tarik is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) Statutory Trust Committee, responsible for updating the Delaware Statutory Trust Act.

Tarik is a frequent presenter and writer on issues relating to Delaware alternative entity law and secured transactions. In 2021, he contributed the Delaware law chapter in an ABA guidebook on Global Financial Collateral. He also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Business Law Today, the ABA Business Law Section’s monthly business law publication. Recognized as a leader in his field, Tarik has been ranked by Chambers USA for Delaware alternative entities since 2019.

Tarik chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee. He is a former member of the Morris Nichols Executive Committee and Lawyer Development Committee.

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: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, ranked in Delaware M&A and alternative entities, since 2019

The Best Lawyers in America, selected for inclusion in the Delaware categories for business organizations (including LLCs and partners) and commercial transactions/UCC law, since 2023

The Legal 500 US, mentioned in M&A commercial, 2019, 2021, 2023, 2024

IFLR1000 United States, listed as a leading Delaware attorney, 2020-2023

Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, included for corporate, M&A, finance and alternative entities, 2024

Professional & Civic

American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Secured Lending Subcommittee of the Commercial Finance Committee (Former Chair),  Business Law Today (Managing Editor), Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, Revised Model Asset Purchase Agreement Task Force, Joint Task Force on Security Interest in LLC and Other Unincorporated Entity Interest)

American Bar Foundation (Fellow)

Delaware Council of Development Finance

Delaware State Bar Association (Statutory Trust Committee and Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee)


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable E. Norman Veasey, Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court, 2003-2004


University of Cincinnati College of Law, JD, 2003
University of Cincinnati Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

Clark-Atlanta University, BA, 1998


  • Delaware, 2003

Chambers USA ranks Tarik for his “deep knowledge” of Delaware business entity law. Sources say “he is unflappable” and describe him as “commercially sophisticated and presents issues in concise ways.”

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