Womble Bond Dickinson’s Wilmington office is celebrating a new location and a new managing partner this week. The firm has moved into Hercules Plaza in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The firm also announced this week veteran bankruptcy attorney, Matthew Ward, will serve as the office managing partner at the new locale.
Ward is one of only eight attorneys in the State of Delaware certified by the American Board of Certification as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist, has consistently been listed in Chambers USA for bankruptcy matters, and currently heads up the firm’s bankruptcy group.
“I’m honored and excited to work with my colleagues and our clients in this new role,” Ward said. “Our firm has been in Wilmington for more than 12 years, and this move assures that we will remain a valued resource for our clients and a great downtown neighbor.”
The 16,000-plus square-foot office is located on the top floor of the Hercules Building. The new office gives the firm space for its existing team of 20 attorneys and staff, with room to expand. The Wilmington office services a diverse range of business sectors including the life science and financial sectors. Notable practice areas include intellectual property litigation and bankruptcy.
Ward also noted that both the office move and the firm’s recent UK combination are part of a larger firm initiative of growth and client service.
“We see Wilmington as an important venue for both our US and UK clients,” he said. “This office move is a small, but important, step in a much larger strategy of continued improvement.”