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" I was trained as an engineer to solve problems; as a lawyer I solve problems for my clients using creative and efficient legal solutions." - Nicholas J. Caggiano, Jr. 

Nicholas J. Caggiano, Jr.

Partner

Overview

Nicholas J. Caggiano, Jr. is a member of Morris James' Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and Counseling Practice, a group that handles transactions for a wide range of clients, small and large.

In his practice, Nick helps clients to utilize Delaware corporations, limited liability companies, statutory trusts and other alternative entities in a variety of situations, from small business start-ups to complex commercial transactions. He can assist clients with forming and dissolving entities, structuring transactions, drafting and negotiating contracts, and providing Delaware legal opinions to support their closings. Nick also has significant experience and can advise clients negotiating energy industry and other industrial contracts.

Experience

  • Legal Opinions
  • Corporation and Alternative Entity Law 
  • Corporate Trust 
  • Securitizations, including mortgage back bonds
  • Project finance, including alternative energy
  • Equipment finance, including transportation assets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate "divorce" including court appointed custodianship
  • Secured transactions

Professional Affiliations

Delaware Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Recent Matters

  • Regularly provides Delaware legal opinion letters to support a variety of business transactions, including opinions concerning Authority To File Bankruptcy for Special Purpose Entities; foreign guaranties; enforceability of foreign money judgments; choice of law and forum; UCC perfection by filing; enforceability of contracts, as well as corporate/alternative entity status, power and authority options
  • Serves as transaction counsel to a Custodian appointed by the Delaware Chancery Court to sell a deadlocked Delaware corporation under Section 226 of the Delaware General Corporation Law
  • Counsels a variety of clients on compliance with the Delaware entity laws regarding corporations and “alternative entities” such as limited liability companies, statutory trusts, and partnerships
  • Represents financial institutions serving as corporate trustee or agent (such as collateral agent and paying agent) in deals involving securitization, leveraged lease, EETC, collateral trust, escrow, and custody arrangements
  • Negotiates and drafts contracts and other legal documents for clients in the energy sector, including solar, wind, and other renewable power projects
  • Represents buyers and sellers of assets and stock of Delaware entities
  • Assists clients with the formation of "Bankruptcy-Remote" Delaware Special Purpose Entities and rendered legal opinions concerning such entities' status and authority to file and other matters of Delaware and Federal Bankruptcy law to support secured lease and debt financings and other capital market transactions
  • Provides strategic support in litigation and settlement of matters involving complex commercial disputes

Publications

Articles & Publications

News & Events

Recognition

Honors

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2009

Order of the Coif

T 302.888.6845
F 302.888.6989

Admissions

Delaware, 1988

Pennsylvania, 1988

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987

Villanova University, B.Ch.E., cum laude, 1978

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