The practice of Commercial Transactions encompasses a broad spectrum of matters that include asset and stock acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations, joint ventures, uniform commercial code transactions, and general contractual matters. Its varied scope cuts across a wide range of commerce, industries, markets, and professions. Whether in a local, regional, national, or international setting, the sophisticated and fast-paced practice of commercial transactions demands a multidisciplinary team approach that draws on the precise legal knowledge needed to successfully close the transaction, while skillfully negotiating and managing each phase in the process toward that goal.
Our Team - Your Advantage
The Commercial Transactions Group of Morris James is distinguished among legal practitioners in Delaware for its depth of experience, broad-based knowledge, uncommon business insight, and outstanding capability in the complexities of all interrelated aspects that are brought to bear at each phase of the transaction. Individually and collectively, our practice has been singled out for legal excellence by Best Lawyers® and as “Top Lawyers” by Delaware Today, in addition to being honored around the State and nationally as leaders in business and tax related bar organizations.
With experience across the board in the structure and governance of corporate and alternative entities, strategic tax and business planning, project financing through private equity funding and bank lending arrangements, real estate, due diligence, succession and wealth transfer planning, secured transactions, and opinion practice, our Commercial Transactions attorneys bring an integrated approach to align each aspect of the proposed transaction with the client’s stated business objectives. Throughout the representation, both opportunity and risk are identified to value-add by providing proactive guidance and anticipating the nuances of the transaction, as well as related planning issues.
Our Commercial Transactions attorneys have been instrumental in the drafting and passage of key business and tax legislation related to Delaware’s corporate and alternative entities, and are uniquely qualified to apply their cutting-edge knowledge in these areas to the client’s strategic advantage in structuring and negotiating the transaction from the outset. Further, since many of our transaction attorneys are also admitted to practice in surrounding jurisdictions, such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland, we are able to enhance and complement our services to clients by consolidating their representation in regional transactions with multi-state aspects, and thereby provide both coordinated and comprehensive counsel on their behalf for the entire matter.
Since each transaction has its own set of unique issues which from time to time transcend the broad-based expertise of our transactional group, we call upon our colleagues in other departments within Morris James as needed to address specific concerns that may arise in related areas of employment law, intellectual property, healthcare law, land use, and regulatory compliance. This ability to utilize as necessary the vast resources and experience accessible firm-wide throughout Morris James rounds out our available services to deliver the advantage of comprehensive, proactive, and cutting-edge representation to the client for their business transaction.