Chancery/Corporate Litigation

Practice Description

The Delaware Court of Chancery is internationally renowned for its docket of corporate, commercial and other fiduciary cases. It is also a unique forum with specialized procedures and a small number of judicial officers and Delaware lawyers who regularly practice in the Court. At SKJ, this is what we do.

Each of the firm’s litigation partners has substantial expertise litigating and trying to judgment, cases involving corporate and alternative entity transactions and governance. Whether we are serving as lead counsel or working in tandem with other firms, SKJ lawyers blend their deep substantive knowledge of Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, with the kind of practical experience that can only be obtained by handling these types of cases every day.

SKJ lawyers regularly represent both plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving stockholder derivative and class action challenges to corporate transactions and corporate actions. We also represent officers, directors, managers, members, partners, companies and stockholders in matters involving governance and transactional disputes, mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock purchases, appraisal proceedings, rights plans, dissolution and liquidation, executive compensation, special litigation committees, and indemnification and advancement of litigation expenses. We have assisted clients with significant other matters as well, including covenant not to compete and trade secret issues.

SKJ lawyers are focused intently on advancing our clients’ goals; we understand how to achieve successful results and work with our clients and co-counsel to achieve them. As a boutique firm, we use our experience and technology to operate efficiently toward achieving success. We dig in early to conduct in-depth case analyses and then follow through with a focused attention to detail.

Partners practicing in the Court of Chancery are recognized for their expertise, rated AV by Martindale Hubble® and recognized as Best Lawyers®.

Two of our partners are active members of the Alternative Entity Section and the Council of the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. These committees meet regularly and have responsibility for monitoring and updating the Delaware corporate and alternative entity statutes. Their hands-on experience in formulating the statutes provides the lawyers of SKJ with insight on the intent of changes to the statutes and how they will impact businesses going forward.

Attorneys


David A. Jenkins

302-652-8400

Neal C. Belgam

302-504-1688

Robert K. Beste

302-652-8400

Kelly A. Green

302-504-1657

Eve H. Ormerod

302-504-1681

Michele C. Gott

302-652-8400