Morris Nichols provides cutting edge transactional advice to national, international and local clients. Our lawyers excel at complex, innovative transactions — matters that include mergers, asset acquisitions and sales; joint ventures; financing and leasing, including structured financing; bankruptcy-related deals; as well as the structuring of commercial contracts of every kind. Morris Nichols is the first choice as local counsel for complex Delaware law issues involved in such transactions.
Our market leading experience is recognized by clients who routinely turn to us to provide third-party legal opinions on a variety of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; cross-border deals; securities offerings; transactions involving Delaware trusts; and a broad range of financings.
We regularly advise banking and financial services clients contemplating a deal in Delaware. Our lawyers helped draft the Financial Center Development Act; legislation that resulted in Delaware’s prominence as a national banking center. As a result, we have organized numerous banks and trust companies in the state and have represented banking clients in several major transactions, including the merger of J.P. Morgan and Chase.
We counsel clients on a broad range of commercial contracting matters. Our lawyers help clients with contracts of all types and across virtually every industry, including contracts governed by the Uniform Commercial Code.
- Speaking Engagement, 03.28.2023 through 03.29.2023
Tarik Haskins presents the segment “Delaware Law for Real Estate Lawyers.”
- Media Mention, 11.03.2022
Morris Nichols was selected for inclusion in a range of Delaware business law categories including corporate law and transactions; bankruptcy and reorganizations; and M&A, IP and patent litigation.
- Media Mention, 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, 08.15.2022
Morris Nichols commercial and transactional attorney Sara Gelginser has been named to the Delaware Business Times “40 Under 40” for 2022.
- Media Mention, 06.08.2022
Morris Nichols was again ranked in The Legal 500 US, a nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States.
- Speaking Engagement, New York City | Virtual, 05.26.2022
Patricia Vella will speak on the “Transactional Lessons” panel and Tarik Haskins will speak on “Lawyer Conduct Before Delaware Trial Courts, in the Transactional Context, and Beyond.”
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual | Atlanta, 03.31.2022 through 04.02.2022
The American Bar Association hosts their hybrid Business Law Section spring meeting from March 31-April 2, 2022. Three Morris Nichols partners will participate as committee leaders and speakers.
- Firm News, 12.08.2021
Tarik Haskins has been named the 2021 recipient of the Delaware State Bar Association award for Distinguished Mentoring.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 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.
- Media Mention, 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.
- Media Mention, 08.02.2021
Law360 released its list of 2021 Regional Powerhouses, once again naming Morris Nichols among the law firms excelling in the First State.
- Speaking Engagement, Webinar, 05.20.2021
Morris Nichols partners Tarik Haskins and Tricia Vella will speak on the “Transactional Lessons” session at the Practising Law Institute’s day-long program covering important Delaware corporate law developments over the past year and how they impact corporate or legal practice.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 05.11.2021
Morris Nichols partners Patricia Vella and Dave Harris will join the Connecticut Bar Association Business Law Section to present an overview of recent Delaware statutory changes and caselaw developments relevant to corporate, LLC and partnership attorneys.
- Media Mention, 04.20.2021
Morris Nichols partner Lou Hering shared his insights from working with mutual fund entities as well as in the PE space.
- Speaking Engagement, Webinar, 03.31.2021
The Practising Law Institute hosts a two-day webcast on commercial real estate financing. Morris Nichols partner Tarik Haskins will speak on, "Delaware Law for Real Estate Lawyers" on March 31, 2021 at 10:00am EDT.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 01.07.2021
- Firm News, 12.09.2020
Morris Nichols is pleased to announce eleven law clerks employed by the firm were each issued a Certified Limited Practice License* (CLPL) by the Delaware Supreme Court this week.
- Morris Nichols Ranked in Twenty-Six Practice Areas in 2021 U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”Firm News, 11.05.2020
Morris Nichols was selected for inclusion in a range of Delaware business law areas, listed below, as well as a national tier for “Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions.” The rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, survey responses, and peer review.
- 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.
- Article, Bloomberg Law, 11.2022
In 2022, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the state’s “alternative entity” statutes—the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (DRUPA), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (DRULPA), the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (DLLCA), and the Delaware Statutory Trust Act (DSTA).
- Article, Bloomberg Law, 10.2022
In its 2022 session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGGL) and the Delaware “alternative entity” statutes. The amendments to the DGCL became effective on Aug. 1, 2022.
- Publication, American Bar Association, 11.15.2021
Tarik Haskins contributed the chapter on Delaware to a new Global Financial Collateral book published by the American Bar Association Business Law Section.
- Article, Bloomberg Law, 08.01.2021
In its 2021 session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) and the Delaware “alternative entity” statutes—the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (DLLCA), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (DRULPA), and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (DRUPA). The amendments to the DGCL, the DLLCA, the DRULPA, and the DRUPA became effective on August 1, 2021.
- Article, ABA Business Law Today, 08.01.2021
On August 1, 2021, amendments to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “Act”) became effective that include a number of significant substantive changes.
- Publication, Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series, 2021
Morris Nichols partner David Harris authored the chapter on Delaware.
- Client Alert, 01.21.2016
New rules for partnership tax audits (the “New Rules”) were adopted that may require changes to the governing documents of existing and future partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities taxed as partnerships for federal income tax purposes.