Mergers, Acquisitions & DivestituresPDF
No firm is as uniquely positioned to understand Delaware law on mergers and acquisitions as we are. From our seminal work revising the laws that govern mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, to our corporate and litigation teams collaborating to litigate the leading cases interpreting key transaction provisions, and our expertise on the fiduciary duties of directors and officers in considering such transactions, we have a deep understanding of the complexity and nuances that govern these transactions.
Our advice extends to public and private companies, negotiated and hostile transactions, and transactions involving corporations and alternative entities. Our representations include those of the company itself, acquirors, and Boards of Directors and Special Committees. If a transaction is challenged in the courts, we provide strategy and counsel infused with unrivaled insight on how the courts may interpret the terms and language of the deal.
- Speaking Engagement, 03.01.2023
Melissa DiVincenzo will speak on “The Art of Deal Structuring” panel.
- Speaking Engagement, New York, NY | Virtual, 01.18.2023 through 01.19.2023
Patrica Vella will serve as program faculty and moderate the January 18 session “Special Committees in M&A Transactions.”
- 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.
- Speaking Engagement, New York, NY | Virtual, 09.21.2022
Eric Klinger-Wilensky will speak on the panel, “M&A Deal Process and Protections.”
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual | Washington, D.C., 09.15.2022 through 09.17.20222
The American Bar Association hosts their hybrid Business Law Section Annual Meeting from September 15 to 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. Two Morris Nichols partners will participate as committee leaders and speakers.
- 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, 08.04.2022
Morris Nichols’ collaborative culture continues to drive the firm’s inclusion on Law360’s list of 2022 Regional Powerhouses.
- 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.
- Chambers USA 2022 Ranks Morris Nichols in Top Tier for Four Delaware Practices; 28 Attorneys Named Leading Delaware PractitionersMedia Mention, 06.01.2022
Chambers USA has again ranked Morris Nichols in Band 1 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property.
- 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, New Orleans, LA and Livestream, 03.17.2022 Through 03.18.2022
Morris Nichols partner Bill Lafferty serves as co-chair of Tulane University Law School’s 34th Annual Corporate Law Institute.
- Media Mention, 11.04.2021
The 2022 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranks Delaware law firm Morris Nichols in 25 areas.
- 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, 07.26.2021
Morris Nichols litigator Ryan Stottmann was selected to the 2021 Benchmark Litigation list of top emerging talent in litigation.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 06.30.2021
On June 30, Morris Nichols partner Patricia Vella will speak in the session on “Delaware Law & Litigation Developments.”
- Media Mention, 06.10.2021
Morris Nichols was ranked in The Legal 500 US, a nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States.
- 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.
- Media Mention, 05.19.2021
The M&A Journal recently featured commentary from the 33rd Annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute. Morris Nichols partner Bill Lafferty co-chaired the virtual conference in March 2021.
- 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.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 03.11.2021 Through 03.12.2021
Morris Nichols partner Bill Lafferty serves as co-chair of Tulane University Law School’s 33rd Annual Corporate Law Institute.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 03.03.2021
Morris Nichols’ partner Melissa DiVincenzo will serve as a panelist at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) program, "Doing Deals 2021: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice."
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, 01.21.2021
The Practising Law Institute will hold its annual two-day conference on mergers and acquisitions live via webcast from January 21 to 22, 2021. Morris Nichols partners Patricia Vella and Melissa DiVincenzo will offer Delaware perspective as program faculty.
- 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.
- Speaking Engagement, Virtual, November 4, 2020 through November 6, 2020
- 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, Webinar, 07.28.2020
- Speaking Engagement, Webinar, 07.17.2020
- Firm News, 06.10.2020
The Legal 500 United States today released its 2020 edition, ranking Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP in its nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States.
- Firm News, 05.28.2020
- Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practices; 24 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among Leading Delaware PractitionersFirm News, 04.23.2020
- Speaking Engagement, New Orleans, Louisiana, 03.05.2020 Through 03.06.2020
- Speaking Engagement, Dallas, Texas, 02.11.2020
Andy Johnston to prsent M&A Section Delaware law update.
- Speaking Engagement, New York, New York, 01.09.2020 Through 01.10.2020
- Firm News, 09.02.2019
Wilmington, DE (September 2, 2019) - Law360 released its list of 2019 Regional Powerhouses, identifying Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP among the top Delaware law firms.
- 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.
- Article, Reuters Legal News and Westlaw Today, 03.22.2022
The Delaware Supreme Court’s 2021 decision in Brookfield Asset Mgmt., Inc. v. Rosson helped clarify whether stockholders’ financial and voting rights, diluted through a transaction with a controlling stockholder, constituted direct or derivative claims.
- Publication, February 2022
Morris Nichols’ M&A Checklist summarizes key cases decided by the Delaware courts. Now updated for 2022 and available in PDF format, it is an essential tool for M&A dealmakers.
- 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.
- Client Alert, 04.16.2020
As COVID-19 continues to affect the legal community and the world in various ways, Delaware courts and state agencies have issued orders concerning COVID-19 measures. Here, we have consolidated key Delaware law resources on the unfolding situation. Our attorneys are committed to serving our clients through this challenging time.
- Derek C. Abbott
- Kevin (Bo) Beaugez
- Catherine V. Butchy
- Matthew R. Darby
- Robert J. Dehney
- Melissa A. DiVincenzo
- Jesse C. Flowers
- Sara A. Gelsinger
- David A. Harris
- Matthew B. Harvey
- Tarik J. Haskins
- Louis G. Hering
- James D. Honaker
- Andrew M. Johnston
- Carolyn King
- Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky
- Emily M. LaSpina
- Catherine Long
- Daniel D. Matthews
- Curtis S. Miller
- Kelly Miranda
- Kyle A. Pinder
- Andrew R. Remming
- Jonathan S. Rhone
- Gabriela Roca-Fernandez
- R. Jason Russell
- Jacob Ryder
- Eric D. Schwartz
- Hallie Snyder Sacchetta
- Patricia O. Vella
- Grace E. Venit
- Jeffrey R. Wolters
- Melanie H. Young