Arthur L. Dent, a retired Potter Anderson partner, practiced in the area of corporate and commercial litigation. He was responsible for trials before the Delaware Court of Chancery involving corporate governance and related disputes, as well as commercial litigation involving claims for equitable relief. He had substantial involvement in corporate matters receiving national attention, and was responsible for numerous trials involving corporate valuation matters.

Art was responsible for bench and jury trials involving commercial disputes before the Delaware Superior Court; he argued frequently before the Delaware Supreme Court, Delaware's highest appellate court; and had primary responsibility for, or substantial involvement in, appeals to the Delaware Supreme Court involving corporate matters of national interest.


Representative Matters

  • Tender offers for Emulex, Inc. and Peoplesoft, Inc.
  • Corporate governance litigation involving craigslist, inc.
  • Litigation concerning control of the largest commercial real estate venture in Las Vegas
  • Corporate valuation proceedings before the Delaware Court of Chancery

Professional Activities & Recognition


Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Panelist at continuing legal education seminars regarding actions for injunctive relief and civil litigation practice generally

Contributor, Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Corporate Law and Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions


Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1986; Editor-in-Chief, The Delaware Journal Of Corporate Law

Elizabethtown College, B.S., 1979

Bar & Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1986

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware

    United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

    United States Supreme Court


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