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Private Equity

Strategic Vision, Tangible Results

Committed to excellence.


At Morris James, our lawyers help clients navigate the dynamic and complex landscape of private equity (PE) investments with a distinctive Delaware perspective, offering comprehensive legal solutions tailored to your unique challenges and opportunities. Our practice is composed of seasoned attorneys with a deep understanding of the market who are dedicated to facilitating successful, compliant transactions that maximize returns for private equity funds, investors, and portfolio companies.

Tailored Private Equity Services

The private equity practice at Morris James delivers a full spectrum of services to support our clients through every stage of the investment lifecycle and in a broad cross-section of industries. With extensive experience advising clients in Delaware and multijurisdictional transactions, our attorneys provide value-conscious representation in the following areas and more:

Due Diligence. Our attorneys perform meticulous due diligence to identify potential risks and opportunities in proposed investments. With experience in diverse industries, we are keenly aware of the practical and legal considerations of private equity investors.

Transaction Support. A timely and efficient transaction is essential to a successful private equity deal. We offer legal support for buyouts, investments, divestitures, auctions, strategic add-ons, and other private equity deals, including negotiation, drafting of all documentation, regulatory filings, and logistics management in cross-jurisdictional transactions.

Portfolio Company Operations. We assist portfolio companies with corporate governance, executive compensation, employment matters, and day-to-day operational issues. As trusted advisors to our clients, we are on hand to help with the legal issues that inevitably arise.

Exit Strategies. Our attorneys are adept at formulating an exit strategy tailored to your needs and objectives. We advise on various exit strategies to secure optimal outcomes.

Delaware Compliance. As seasoned Delaware private equity attorneys, we not only ensure compliance with Delaware corporate and tax laws but also leverage our knowledge of Delaware’s legal nuances to optimize your deal.  

Why Should Morris James Be Your Private Equity Choice?

Selecting Morris James for your private equity legal needs means partnering with a firm that deeply understands the legal landscape and the private equity market’s nuances from an experienced Delaware law perspective. Our Corporate/M&A group combines decades of earned knowledge, elite education, and big law experience to provide exceptional service at competitive rates for our clients. Some of our distinctive advantages include:

In-Depth Knowledge. We offer a wealth of knowledge in private equity and related legal issues, ensuring you receive strategic and effective legal guidance to reduce risk and maximize value in your private equity transaction.

Responsive Representation. Our attorneys possess the experience and autonomy to promptly address client needs and transactional requirements, while still benefiting from the extensive resources and capabilities of a well-established, full-service law firm.

Anchored in Delaware. Unlike many corporate firms that boast an ancillary presence in Delaware, we are an established Delaware law firm with the experience and the network needed to make your deal happen efficiently and seamlessly.

Commitment to Excellence. At Morris James, our commitment to delivering the highest quality legal services with uncompromised integrity ensures that our clients’ investments are well-protected and their goals are achieved.

If you are investing in a promising company, exiting from a portfolio investment, or managing the complexities of a portfolio company operation, our team of dedicated private equity attorneys is ready to offer you the forward-thinking and strategic service needed to thrive in this competitive field.



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