Morris James is proud to announce that it is once again recognized as a leading Delaware law firm for its preeminence, achievements, and client service in the practice areas of bankruptcy/restructuring, chancery, labor and employment, land use, and real estate. Additionally, 16 Morris James attorneys were ranked among the best in Delaware for their practices in the areas of bankruptcy/restructuring, chancery, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use, and real estate.
The Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group is acknowledged as a respected group with a strong bench of attorneys with experience in every type of Bankruptcy case. The team maintains a fine reputation for its creditor-side work and work on behalf of Chapter 11 debtors, acquirers of distressed assets, and contentious matters including fraudulent transfers and preferences. One client noted, "Morris James has a deep bench of experienced and seasoned bankruptcy professionals who know the local practice and customs well. One of the hallmarks of their practice is responsiveness, and the lawyers are sophisticated and practical." All the Partners in this practice were also recognized by Chambers as Leading Lawyers.
The Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation Group is acknowledged as a strong firm that is well thought of for its work in M&A disputes, shareholder derivative suits, and breach of contract cases, among other matters. Clients also recognized the team's work representing special transaction committees in connection with merger transactions, as well as companies or stockholders in statutory proceedings regarding control and appraisal disputes. Sources regard the group as a “top-quality representation” as they are “very helpful, knowledgeable”, and “highly skilled and competent in analyzing and advising on highly complex and intricate matters." Albert Manwaring ranked on the list this year for his "outstanding legal counsel" when advising clients in business and fiduciary litigation. Clark Collins, Lewis Lazarus, and Tyler O’Connell maintained their rankings as Leading Lawyers.
The Labor and Employment Group maintained its ranking as a highly experienced group with a strong track record for its work on behalf of clients in the education sector. Clients noted that the team “is extremely responsive and offers clear, concise analysis and advice. They are quick to offer a solution and can be trusted to give swift, thoughtful answers, and are respectful and supportive when responding to legal issues on our behalf." Allyson Britton ranked on the list this year for her “thorough commitment to researching cases and presenting clients with objective assessments.” Dave Williams and Jim McMackin maintained their rankings as Leading Lawyers in Delaware.
The Real Estate Group maintained its ranking as a respected group with an excellent presence in Delaware, with offices in all three counties and a broad client base that includes real estate owners and developers. The team is well equipped to handle complex acquisitions, sales and leasing for a range of property types. The team maintains a fine reputation for refinancing work on behalf of landowners. Increasingly active in transactions involving the healthcare sector. One client noted, "the service levels and responsiveness were exceptional - the team was available whenever needed." John Bloxom and John Newcomer maintained rankings as Leading Lawyers in real estate, and Kim Hoffman maintained her ranking for her land use practice.
Intellectual Property Chair Ken Dorsney also maintained his recognition as a Leading Lawyer in Delaware IP law. Ken comes highly recommended for his representation of clients in patent and Hatch-Waxman litigation. Sources acknowledged his work in a range of industries, including the pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. One client noted, “Ken is extremely diligent."
The below list outlines the Morris James attorneys and practices ranked by Chambers USA 2022. Chambers USA ranks leading law firms and lawyers in a wide range of practice areas based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service. The research is in-depth, client-focused, and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide.
Albert Manwaring, IV
Labor & Employment
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Bankruptcy and Restructuring
- Business Torts
- Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and Counseling
- Commercial Transactions
- Committee Representations
- Contract Litigation
- Corporate Advice
- Corporate and Fiduciary Litigation
- Corporate Governance Counseling
- Delaware Alternative Entities: LLC, LP, Partnership and Trust
- Distressed Entity, Insolvency Counseling
- Education Law
- Employment Law
- Land Use
- Legal Opinions
- Legislative Practice
- Litigation and Liquidation Trustees
- Negligent Security
- Non-Compete and Trade Secret Protection
- Real Estate
- Small Businesses and Start-Ups
- Special Committee Representation