Category: Legal Services

Sizing up the legal cases that shaped the 2016 playing field

Which 2016 Delaware Supreme Court and Chancery Court decisions should local Delaware business leaders pay attention to? Francis G.X. Pileggi, member-in-charge of Eckert Seamans’ Wilmington office, has compiled an annual list of key Delaware business decisions from Delaware courts for the last 12 years. Summarizing key decisions throughout the year, he picks the most noteworthy…

By Michael Bradley Special to Delaware Business Times When managing partner Dave White speaks about the opportunities awaiting talented first-year associates at McCarter & English and other Wilmington-based law firms, he sounds like a member of the state’s Chamber of Commerce. “Delaware is the corporate capital,” White said. “We have a pretty high amount of…

TransPerfect case to dominate Chancery and beyond

by Sam Waltz Founding publisher Delaware’s courtrooms often are the venue for major shootouts of a global scale. But rarely do Delaware’s courts, and their judges, justices and chancellors, become a core issue, with the tables turned in a way that almost puts them “on trial.” Observers of Delaware’s bench and bar in 2017 will…

DOVER (AP) — The Delaware Department of Justice’s Family Division is getting a new director. Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Friday that Deputy Attorney General Abigail Rodgers Layton has been named the next director of the division. The division’s duties include overseeing the adjudication of juveniles in Family Court, prosecuting child dependency and neglect…

by Sam Waltz Founding Publisher Creating “the terms sheet” that captures the important variables in a prospective capital-quality business transaction — an investment, a loan, an acquisition or sale, a merger — is one of the most important variables in “papering the deal,” prospective early-stage investors were told by the First State Angels Fund, a…

Rigrodsky & Long, a law firm with offices in Wilmington and Garden City, N.Y., is seeking owners of Constant Contact stock bought prior to Nov.2 for a possible legal claims over the sale of Constant Contact to Endurance International Group Holdings. The firm is questioning the Constant Contact board of directors in connection with the…