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Timothy R. Dudderar

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Mr. Dudderar  focuses his practice on corporate and alternative entity litigation.  His  experience includes representing corporations and boards of directors in stockholder class and derivative litigation, internal corporate investigations, representing limited partnerships and other alternative entities in actions alleging breaches of operating agreements as well as litigating various proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law, such as stock appraisal, indemnification and advancement, contested director elections and demands for corporate books and records.  Tim has represented clients in various industries, including financial and banking, technology, oil and gas exploration, and commercial real estate before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court.

Representative Matters

  • Represented large investment bank in connection with claims of aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a challenged merger
  • Represented private equity firm in an action alleging breach of stock purchase agreement
  • Represented oil and gas exploration company in connection with a demand for advancement of legal fees and a books and records demand
  • Represented committee of directors of large investment bank in connection with an internal investigation responding to stockholder demand to investigate potential breaches of fiduciary duty
  • Represented former employees of a large scientific instrument manufacturer in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret misappropriation
  • Represented directors of a closely-held commercial real estate company in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented directors and officers of a mid-sized technology company in connection with a dispute over the proper composition of the board of directors and executive management
  • Represented real estate investment trust in dispute with stockholders regarding stock split
  • Represented former manager of real estate fund in dispute regarding breach of limited liability company agreement
  • Represented limited liability company in connection with dispute regarding agreements governing the submission of patents to patent pool
  • Represented directors and officers of technology company in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duty arising out of allegations of stock options backdating
  • Represented member of limited liability company in connection with demand for LLC’s books and records
  • Represented limited partners of family-owned limited partnership in dispute over amendments to limited partnership agreement
  • Represented former managers and employees of limited liability company in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duty arising out of failed manufacturing joint venture
  • Represented large international bank in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duty arising out of employee investment limited partnership
  • Represented founder and director of private energy company in connection with allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and demand for corporate books and records
  • Represented mid-sized manufacturing company in connection with stock appraisal action
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Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1999, Villanova Environmental Law Review

University of Delaware, B.A., 1996

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 2000

    New York, 2004

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Guardian ad litem, Office of the Child Advocate