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Corporate/M&A - Delaware
"She provides reliable and practical advice." "She is a leader in the Delaware Bar."
This content is provided by Patricia O Vella
Patricia regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations. Patricia is often called upon to advise on mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset sales and other significant transactions.
Her work includes structuring complex transactions and often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees on their fiduciary duties and the technical aspects of Delaware corporate law.
As a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association she participates in the annual review of, and preparation of amendments to, the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL).
Law Clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland, Delaware Supreme Court (1996-1997)
American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Subcommittee on Acquisitions of Public Companies (Co-Chair)): American College of Governance Counsel (Board of Trustees, Secretary); Delaware State Bar Association (Council of the Corporation Law Section)
Co-edited the ABA publication The Role of Directors in M&A Transactions: A Governance Handbook for Directors, Management and Advisors.
Villanova University School of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 1996); Executive Editor, Villanova Law Review; University of Delaware (BS, magna cum laude, 1992)