Chambers USA quotes a client as saying"The firm is comprehensive in its advice and client service, and its awareness of our business goals is exceptional."
The Delaware Counsel Group LLP (“DCG” or the “Firm”) exclusively represents Delaware corporations and alternative entities in complex national and international business transactions and corporate-governance-related issues with a Delaware connection. The Firm is regularly called upon to render Delaware opinions and corporate-governance advice that is relied upon by businesses and regulatory agencies around the world.
DCG is the only option in Delaware, other than the handful of large law firms, that has the sophistication to handle significant legal transactions. The Firm’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms, mutual funds, trust companies, boards of directors and the management of alternative entities.
Michael S. Swoyer was recently published in the December Edition of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today. Michael’s article, Don’t Let the Name Fool You: Delaware Statutory Trusts Are Controlled by Contract, is available...read more
Ms. Habbart has served as an officer of the Corporate & M&A Law Committee since 2006. She will now serve as its representative on the IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU), which develops and implements innovative strategies and…read more
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLP co-chaired and moderated a panel at the International Bar Association’s third annual conference on corporate governance on November 4, 2016 in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida…read more
The Delaware Counsel Group LLP Shares Expertise in Two Panels at the International Bar Association Annual Conference
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLP joined lawyers from around the world on two panels at the International Bar Association Annual (the “IBA”) Conference in Washington D.C. …read more
The Delaware Court of Chancery reviewed a shareholder’s challenge to a fee-shifting provision found in a forum-selection bylaw that required all internal corporate claims be brought in Delaware…read more
The Delaware Court of Chancery was asked to award a quasi-appraisal to remedy a purported breach of the duty of disclosure in connection with a short-form merger…read more
The Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed a complaint that alleged breach of fiduciary duty against directors that approved a merger. The Court concluded that the merger, which would generally…read more
The Delaware Supreme Court reversed a Delaware Court of Chancery decision that dismissed a derivative complaint based on the plaintiff-shareholder’s failure to make a pre-suit demand on the Company’s board of directors.read more
“This small but highly respected boutique focuses exclusively on corporate and alternative entity work. Praised by clients for its warm, inclusive style, the compact team advises clients on a number of both national and international transactions. The international market is of increasing importance to the firm, as it offers advice on Delaware law to foreign companies.” ~CHAMBERS 2013~
The “extremely intelligent” Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart is lauded for “always trying to find the best solution for her client; she doesn’t just take a point to take a point, she gets the big picture.” Able to provide accurate, timely, relevant and strategic advice, she has an excellent listening capacity and is “attentive to her clients’ needs.” ~CHAMBERS 2013~
Clients say: “They are a specialist firm and are good at what they do. They focus on something and do that well.” “I value their size and the fact that they take time to know me as a client.”
According to Chambers, clients say “her responsiveness, pragmatism and practicality really stand out,”and “she is very knowledgeable, her opinions are thorough and accurate, and she is personable and easy to work with.”
This team focuses exclusively on providing advice on Delaware-specific corporate issues and alternative entities to both national and international clients. This, along with its commitment to fostering strong client relationships, has helped it establish a notable reputation. — Chambers USA 2011