Category: Legal Services

Former Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland has joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a Palo Alto, California-based legal firm with an expertise in technology, life sciences and other growth industries around the world. Hollard retired from the Delaware Supreme Court in March 2017, after 30 years on the court. He is now serving…

Delaware is in the middle of an overhaul of its criminal code that would remove redundant laws and simplify complicated legalese. The impact on the state’s justice system could be significant. But the changes will have little effect on the business community, according to the Criminal Justice Improvement Committee, the group of judges and public…

Delaware lawmakers will introduce a bill this week that would mandate a three-year waiting period before forcing the sale of a company incorporated in the state. The bill comes in the wake of a decision by the Court of Chancery ordering the sale of TransPerfect, a profitable global translation company. The case involved two owners…

Jeffrey M. Verdon, a California-based attorney who specializes in estate planning, has a message for his clients: Stay clear of Delaware when it comes to starting an asset-protection trust. “Asset protection in Delaware can be a risky venture, and it may be beneficial for individuals and families to look elsewhere to establish asset protection trusts,”…

DOVER — In the much-ballyhooed “War of the Roses” case over the $500 million TransPerfect Group, the defense Wednesday made a move to minimize, if not nullify, the Court of Chancery’s jurisdiction and discretion in the case. If successful, the filing will relieve the pressure on the Court of Chancery to force the sale of…

Philip Shawe, co-CEO of TransPerfect, a language and technology company, is offering grants totaling $100,000 to second and third-year law students who prepare the best argument for reversing the recently affirmed decision by the Court of Chancery that forces the sale of the company. A group of retired judges and legal experts will decide the…

Justice Randy J. Holland, the longest-serving judge ever to sit on Delaware’s highest court, has announced that he will retire in March. “Justice Holland has been a model jurist and a steady source of wisdom on Delaware’s Supreme Court for more than 30 years,” said Gov. John Carney in a statement. “His thoughtfulness and deep…

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…