Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart, Esq.
(302) 576-9600 Ext. 12
(302) 576-9608 Fax
100 South Rockland Falls Road
P. O. Box 4175
Wilmington, DE 19807
Practice Areas: Ms. Habbart leads The Delaware Counsel Group and assists lawyers globally on transactions and governance issues with a Delaware connection. Outside counsel and in-house counsel of Fortune 100 companies, major financial institutions and private equity firms worldwide rely on Ms. Habbart as their guide on Delaware law. A significant portion of Ms. Habbart’s representations involve cross border transactions. Typical representations include fund formations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, financings and new equity issuances. In addition to helping to implement such transactions and rendering legal opinions, Ms. Habbart regularly advises management on governance issues relating to significant transactions and issues that arise during the life of a business entity.
Professional Memberships: Secretary of Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association (the “IBA”) Corporate/M&A Committee; Corporate Governance Monitor and Vice-Chair of the IBA Private Equity Subcommittee; Appointee to the Delaware State Bar Association (“DSBA”) Committee on Statutory Trusts and the DSBA Corporate Council, the committees responsible for legislative amendments to Delaware’s Corporate and Statutory Trust Act; Vice Chair of American Bar Association (“ABA”) Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities; ABA Executive Committee on LLC’s, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities; ABA Business Law Advisor to Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) Series Study Committee; Appointee to ABA International Coordinating Committee; Chair of ABA International Use of U.S. Business Entities Subcommittee; ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act (“USTEA”).
Publications: Co-author of a chapter in the 3rd edition of ‘The Corporate Governance Review (2013)’; Co-editor of IBA’s ‘Directors and Officers Checklist’, 2011; Co-author of ‘Delaware Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual’; Co-author of Chapter 7 of ‘Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances on Delaware Limited Partnerships’; and Co-author of the in-depth analysis of the ULC USTEA published in ‘The Business Lawyer’.