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Michael W. Whittaker

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Mr. Whittaker's practice focuses on advising clients in an array of different business sectors on commercial, business, general corporate and other contractual and legal matters, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements in a wide variety of business transactions, including supply and distribution agreements, sale and purchase agreements, equipment leasing agreements, joint venture and joint development agreements, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, licensing agreements, secured and unsecured loans, venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as other general corporate, business and commercial transactions. 

In addition, Mike routinely provides advice regarding the formation, operation, and dissolution of Delaware alternative entities, including limited liability companies, statutory trusts, partnerships, and special purpose corporations, and their use in complex business and commercial transactions.  Mike also regularly acts as Delaware counsel to banks, trustees and other financial institutions involved in structured finance transactions, securitizations and other lending and finance transactions. 

Mike's practice often involves authoring opinion letters on matters of Delaware law, the Uniform Commercial Code, federal banking law, as well as rendering true sale and non-consolidation opinions.

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Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000

University of Cincinnati, B.S., 1997

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2000
  • Florida, 2003

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Delaware State Bar Association; Commercial Law Section; Corporation Law Section
  • American Bar Association; Business Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association