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.
Rankings for Ellisa Habbart and the Delaware Counsel Group are available here. A Delaware Overview contributed by Delaware Counsel Group is also available here.read more
Law Business Research Ltd. recently published the sixth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, which overviews corporate governance regimes worldwide. Delaware is the only US state that features its own individual chapter. The article is available here.read more
Ellisa Habbart will chair a CLE panel entitled “Effective Drafting and Structuring in 2016: How to Avoid Problems.” on May 18, 2016
The panel is part of the annual CLE hosted by Delaware’s Corporate Council, of which Ms. Habbart is a member, is responsible to host an event each year to discuss…read more
Wilmington, Delaware’s The News Journal published an article discussing the ramifications of the recently leaked “Panama Papers,” raising questions as to whether Delaware could be viewed as a tax haven. Ms. Habbart was asked whether or not they would trigger a focus on Delaware.read more
The Court of Chancery examined the operating agreements of two Delaware limited liability companies (“LLCs”) to determine whether a third party could serve as the sole member of a special litigation committee in each LLC.read more
The Court of Chancery addressed a class action suit which alleged a breach of the duty of loyalty by several independent, disinterested members of the Board of Chelsea Therapeutic International, Ltd. (“Chelsea”).read more
On May 2, 2016, Governor Jack Markell declared his support for the Delaware Blockchain Initiative (the “Blockchain Initiative”) which would allow Delaware corporations to issue corporate shares using the same technology that powers the online currency Bitcoin.read more
The Court of Chancery was asked to determine whether a former director and former officer were entitled to recover all fees they incurred to contest their former corporation’s refusal to provide advancement.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