Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that three of its partners were named Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices. The attorneys so recognized were Lewis H. Lazarus for Corporate Law Governance, Edward M. McNally for Litigation - Real Estate, and former partner and now Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights III for Mediation.
Lewis H. Lazarus, Chair of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group, focuses his practice on corporate governance and commercial matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has been lead counsel in trials arising out of mergers and acquisitions, including cases involving the entire fairness standard of review, appraisal, books and records actions, actions to compel annual meetings, and actions to determine who rightfully are the managers of a Delaware entity. Edward M. McNally has more than 40 years of experience applying Delaware law. He is recognized for his knowledge of Delaware law in Delaware’s state and federal courts. Ed has represented clients in jury and bench trials in virtually every type of business dispute before the Federal District Court, the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and the Court of Chancery. Joseph R. Slights III chaired the firm’s ADR practice for five years before being tapped for the bench.
Best Lawyers® is a highly respected worldwide peer-review guide to the legal profession. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Attorneys being honored are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned among peers in the same region and practice area for his or her professional abilities and integrity.