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Corporate Law

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The attorneys in Potter Anderson's Corporate Litigation and Counseling group are nationally recognized leaders in Delaware Corporate law, skilled at finding creative solutions to corporation law issues that both accomplish the client's goal and reduce the risk of liability from any ensuing challenge. 

Our attorneys are routinely retained to advise boards of directors, management and significant stockholders of Delaware corporations with respect to their fiduciary obligations under Delaware law, as well as the negotiation, structuring and effectuation of fundamental corporate transactions such as mergers, asset sales, recapitalizations, and appropriate responses to solicited and unsolicited acquisition proposals.  In many of these activities, our corporate counseling attorneys work closely with our litigators to ensure that the corporation and its directors and officers understand and, therefore, can anticipate and reduce the litigation risks inherent in today’s corporate environment.

Our Corporate Litigators routinely appear in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the most influential trial court in the nation on matters of corporate law.  Indeed, two members of our group authored the leading treatise on Court of Chancery practice.  Our corporate litigators work closely with the members of our Corporate Counseling group, two of whom serve on the governing council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the source of virtually all annual revisions to the Delaware General Corporation Law ("DGCL").  We are thus on the forefront of the decisional law and remain intimately involved in the crafting and continual refinement of the enabling statute.  Together, Delaware common law and the enabling statute serve as the national model for corporate governance.

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