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"I strive to bring precision to every deal by navigating the complexities of mergers and acquisitions to deliver clients strategic advantage and peace of mind." - Aarish Sheikh

Aarish Sheikh



Aarish Sheikh advises public and private companies and private equity sponsors in complex transactional and corporate law matters.

Aarish represents clients in a broad range of industries in domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, private equity deals, and distressed transactions. He is adept at navigating the deadlines, practical complexities, and legal issues inherent in high value, multijurisdictional transactions to achieve his client’s business goals.

Aarish also offers strategic legal guidance to corporate clients on issues of Delaware corporate law, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and alternative entity matters, including equity investments, reorganizations, spin-offs, and serializations. With a wealth of experience in Delaware’s sophisticated corporate laws, he provides innovative and tailored advice, delivering added value for his clients.

Alongside his client responsibilities, Aarish actively engages in pro bono work, with a focus on forming and providing corporate support to nonprofits and other charitable organizations, and is deeply involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the legal community.

Prior to joining Morris James, Aarish was a Corporate/M&A attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP where, in addition to his busy practice, served on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee and spearheaded the office’s Affinity Network.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association of Delaware

Representative Matters

  • Builders FirstSource, Inc. in its $5.5 billion all-stock merger transaction with BMC Stock Holdings, Inc.
  • Amulet Capital Partners in multiple transactions, including:
    • Investment in US Digestive Health, a gastroenterology physician practice management company
    • Acquisition of Cu-Tech, LLC, a specialty contract research organization focused on dermatological indications
    • Disposition of SynteractHCR, a general contract research organization serving the pharmaceutical industry
  • JLL Partners, a leading private equity sponsor, in many transactions for its various portfolio companies
  • Rhapsody, a portfolio company of Hg, in its acquisition of Corepoint Health
  • The Washington Companies in the sale of the Far East Russian business of its portfolio company Modern Machinery Co, Inc. to ISTK LLC
  • WL Ross & Co. LLC in the sale of its stake in Navigator Holdings Ltd. to BW Group Limited
  • DuPont in a variety of internal restructuring matters, including in connection with the merger of its Nutrition & Biosciences business with International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
  • Altaba Inc. (f/k/a Yahoo! Inc.) in connection with its voluntary liquidation and dissolution pursuant to Section 280 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware
  • Armstrong Flooring, Inc. in multiple transactions, including:
    • Sale of its wood flooring segment to an affiliate of American Industrial Partners
    • Chapter 11 auction, which resulted in the sale of its assets in North America, China, Hong Kong and Australia
  • Joyson Safety Systems (f/k/a Key Safety Systems) in its acquisition of the global assets of Takata Corporation

News & Events



Pro Bono Practice, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services – Wills for Seniors

Pro Bono Practice, Incorporation of Various Charitable Organizations

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