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Davey, Morton, Mullen and Ronan Discuss Latest in Delaware M&A Law and Practice

December 7, 2021

At the Dallas Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section meeting today, partners Brad Davey, Mark Morton and Tom Mullen and associate Alyssa Ronan will discuss the latest developments in Delaware M&A law and practice. Their CLE presentation will cover a variety of topics, including contractual waiver of appraisal rights, books and records in M&A, and structuring considerations for SPACs.

Davey’s practice focuses primarily on business, corporate and alternative entities litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He frequently advises directors, acquirers and financial advisors in connection with mergers and acquisition litigation. In addition, he has substantial experience litigating and providing advice regarding various proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law, including appraisal, advancement and indemnification, books and records demands, and director election contests.

Morton, a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, focuses on corporate counseling, governance and opinion work. He regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of the Delaware General Corporation Law, governance of Delaware corporations, and fiduciary obligations, both in the context of daily business affairs and with respect to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He also authors opinion letters on a wide range of matters of Delaware corporation law. In addition, he frequently is engaged to serve as counsel to Special Committees and Conflicts Committees in connection with various conflict transactions, including M&A transactions.

Mullen’s practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions involving Delaware business entities. He regularly advises corporations, directors, board committees and investors regarding fiduciary duties under Delaware law and all aspects of the Delaware General Corporation Law and Delaware partnership and LLC statutes. He is frequently engaged as counsel for conflict committees of master limited partnerships in connection with drop downs, capital restructurings and M&A transactions. He also provides legal opinions concerning Delaware business entity statutes and corporate and commercial law issues.

Ronan’s practice focuses on corporate advisory, corporate governance, and transactional matters relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities. She regularly counsels boards of directors, board committees (including special, transaction and conflicts committees), and investors on M&A matters, governance matters, and situations involving conflicts of interests and fiduciary duty issues. She also renders opinions and written advice on a variety of matters arising under the Delaware General Corporation Law, as well as the governance documents of Delaware corporations and alternative entities.