Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery (annually updated Treatise published by Lexis-Nexis) 1st ed. 1998 - 2017; 2nd ed. 2018 --.

Donald J. Wolfe, Jr., Michael A. Pittenger

Because it is the corporate domicile of choice in the United States, Delaware produces and implements the substantive laws governing internal affairs for most of our nation's corporations - large and small. As a result, most battles concerning the application of those laws are waged in Delaware courts. In Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery, you'll profit from the singular insight and firsthand experience of two of the court's leading practitioners. You'll quickly find out why the Court of Chancery is to corporate litigation what the Delaware General Corporation Law is to the nation's corporate community. And most important, you'll learn about numerous topics never before explored in such a comprehensive manner.  (Published by LEXIS Law Publishing).

Summary Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction: The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
  • Chapter 2: Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery
  • Chapter 3: Service of Process, In Rem, Quasi In Rem, and in Personam Jurisdiction
  • Chapter 4: Commencement of Actions, Motion Practice, and Briefing
  • Chapter 5: Litigation in Multiple Jurisdictions: The Court of Chancery’s Approach to Issues of Comity, Forum Non Conveniens, and Forum Selection Clauses
  • Chapter 6: Depositions and Discovery Practice
  • Chapter 7: Privileges and Immunities
  • Chapter 8: Court of Chancery Proceedings Relating to Mediation and Arbitration
  • Chapter 9: Special Proceedings in the Court of Chancery for Delaware Entities
  • Chapter 10: Dissolution and Insolvency Proceedings in the Court of Chancery
  • Chapter 11: Derivative Actions in the Court of Chancery
  • Chapter 12: Class Actions
  • Chapter 13: The Selection of Lead Counsel in and the Dismissal and Compromise of Representative Litigation in the Court of Chancery
  • Chapter 14: Interlocutory Injunction Proceedings
  • Chapter 15: Equitable Defenses
  • Chapter 16: Equitable Remedies and Monetary Relief in the Court of Chancery
  • Chapter 17: Costs and Attorneys’ Fees
  • Chapter 18: Appeals and Certification of Questions of Law to the Supreme Court of Delaware

About the Authors

Donald J. Wolfe, Jr. is a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP. He served as Chair of the firm's Executive Committee from 2009 through 2014, having previously served as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Group and as a member of its Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 1976, his practice has concentrated on corporate law and corporate litigation, primarily in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Co-Chair of the Planning Committee for the Tulane Corporate Law Institute. He served until 2018 as a member of the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Law and Economics. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Bar Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association, Chair of the Delaware Supreme Court Advisory Committee on IOLTA, and a member of the Council of the Corporate Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, which recommends Delaware Legislature amendments and refinements to the Delaware General Corporation Law. He has presented at a variety of corporate law seminars and symposia around the country, among them The Tulane Institute of Corporate Law, The Association of General Counsel, The Harvard School of Law, The University of Pennsylvania Institute of Law and Economics, The Annual Institute on Corporate Securities and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, as well as a variety of seminars sponsored by The Practicing Law Institute and the American and Delaware State Bar Associations. He has also participated as a delegate representing the State of Delaware and the Delaware Secretary of State on several international missions to promote the benefits of Delaware's court system and its corporate law.

Michael A. Pittenger is a partner at Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1993, where he also served on the staff of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He practices in the areas of corporate litigation and Delaware corporate law and governance. His corporate litigation practice involves the representation of corporations, directors, and stockholders in fiduciary duty litigation, M&A and corporate takeover litigation, and statutory proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law. He is an active member of both the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law. He previously served as co-chair of the Task Force on M&A Litigation, which is joint task force of those two Committees. He has also served as chair of the Indemnification and Insurance Subcommittee of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee. He is a member of Potter Anderson's Executive Committee and currently serves as a member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court. He is the author of numerous articles on various aspects of Delaware corporate law, and has frequently lectured on matters of corporate law and litigation.

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