Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation. The firm’s lawyers have substantial experience in complex corporate and commercial litigation in Delaware state and federal courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court. The firm’s lawyers have tried shareholder appraisal and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of mergers and acquisitions, breach of contract claims, including LLC and partnership agreements, and related claims such as interference with contract and non-compete agreements, as well as trust disputes. The firm has acted as local counsel to regional, national and international law firms.
We are litigators. We are trial lawyers. We persuade. Too often, attorneys lose sight of an essential truth when engaged in litigation–people are not persuaded by cold facts. People are persuaded by facts that tell a legally significant story. Facts that hold together as an essential core to any legal claim or defense should tell a story. We gather the facts. We tell the essential the story of those facts. That is how we persuade. This is easy to say; it is difficult to do.
If we think your case is strong, we will tell you that, and we will try the case, or we settle it on acceptable favorable terms. Sometimes, however, the essential facts tell a story that will cause you to lose. We will also tell you that. Effective and efficient legal services means telling some clients exactly what they do not want to hear: “you have a bad case” or “it will cost more to litigate than to negotiate.” These are judgments based on facts and legal theories. Cost effective legal advice demands no less than expressing such sentiments about a case when necessary.
In the corporate and commercial litigation arena, we bring 45 years of experience to inform these judgments. Such experience combined with the perspective of a small, Delaware-centric law firm allows for an efficient and successful practice where disputes involve issues of Delaware law.