CHAMBERS USA QUOTES A CLIENT AS SAYING,"The Delaware Counsel Group is a well-regarded group noted for its high quality counsel to national and international clients and recognized for its highly adept work in complex transactions. The firm is comprehensive in its advice and client service, and its awareness of our business goals is exceptional."
The Delaware Counsel Group LLC (“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.
Ms. Habbart And The International Bar Association To Present Published Due Diligence M&A Guidelines In Rome This Fall
For over 12 months, Ms. Habbart, in collaboration with other prominent lawyers around the world, contributed to the new IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee Legal Due Diligence Guidelines. The new guidelines provide useful and practical guidance on advising buyers...read more
Ms. Habbart is set to present at the annual International Network of Boutique Law Firm annual meeting in Rome this October. She was featured in an article by Delaware Law Weekly. The article can be found here.read more
Ms. Habbart has been selected as one of just three speakers to discuss corporate law issues currently in the news. Her presentation will address the tug between the rights of controlling a shareholder and the board, how the “me too” movement is impacting corporations...read more
The Penn Law Oral History Project is a culmination of interviews that highlight the experiences of participants in major Delaware Law decisions. Ms. Habbart has been selected to interview participants in the Omnicare case including former Vice-Chancellor Lamb and...read more
In Akorn, Inc. v Fresenius Kabi AG, C.A. No. 2018–0300–JTL, the Chancery Court permitted a buyer to terminate a merger agreement including language to the effect that disproportionate industry effects should be taken into account in determining whether there had been...read more
In Almond et al. v. Glenhill Advisors LLC, C.A. No. 10477-CB, the Chancery Court denied post-trial claims challenging a series of transactions leading to the acquisition of a company. Prior to the acquisition, the certificate of incorporation was amended to implement...read more
Note The Difference Between Preliminary Discussions And Negotiations In The Context Of MFW Requirements.
In Olenik v. Lodzinski, C.A. No. 2017-0414-JRS, a controlling stockholder conducted discussions with a target for approximately nine months before making a formal offer. As a result, the plaintiffs argued that the controlling stockholder failed to meet the...read more
When Common Law Fiduciary Duties Are Unambiguously Eliminated In A Limited Partnership Agreement, Recourse Against The General Partner Is Limited To Breach Of Contract Claims.
In Wenske et al. v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc., C.A. No. 2017-0699-JRS, the limited partnership agreement required the general partner to “use its best efforts to conduct…business…in accordance with sound business practices in the [dairy industry]”. When bacterial...read more
According to Chambers, “This small but highly respected firm 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.”
According to Chambers, 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. She is able to provide accurate, timely, relevant and strategic advice. Ellisa has an excellent listening capacity and is attentive to her client’s needs.”
According to Chambers, “clients say, “Ellisa’s responsiveness, pragmatism, and practicality really stand out. She is very knowledgeable, her opinions are thorough and accurate, and she is personable and easy to work with.””
According to Chambers, “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.”