DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Morris James LLP

Chancery

3 ranked lawyersBand 2DelawareUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

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. Also advises special transaction committees in connection with merger transactions as well as representing companies or stockholders in statutory proceedings regarding control and appraisal disputes. Adept at serving as lead and Delaware counsel to both defendants and plaintiffs.

Strengths

Sources describe the team as "strong, very skilled, knowledgeable and hard-working."

An interviewee says that the group is "a very proficient, hands-on, straight-shooting and pragmatic team of lawyers."

Work highlights

Acted for the Frederick Hsu Living Trust as plaintiff's counsel in a breach of fiduciary duty claim.

Notable practitioners

Lewis Lazarus typically advises on complex disputes involving M&A deals and alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.
"Lewis is an outstanding strategist, has first-rate judgment and is attentive to client needs." "Very talented and hard-working."

Clarkson Collins is a seasoned practitioner with decades of experience acting before Delaware courts. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in an assortment of disputes including class and derivative actions, breach of fiduciary duty and governance matters.

Tyler O'Connell regularly represents clients in defense of breach of fiduciary duty claims and governance disputes.
"Masterful understanding of both the law and the case law in the issue at hand." "Tyler O'Connell is a very knowledgeable, pragmatic and proactive litigator."

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Ranked Lawyers

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Delaware

Chancery


Lewis H Lazarus
Band 2
P Clarkson Collins Jr
Band 3
Tyler O'Connell
Band 4