Firm / Organisation

Delaware Counsel Group LLC

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Managing Partner: Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart
Number of partners: 1
Number of lawyers: 2

Firm Overview:
■ The Delaware Counsel Group LLP (DCG) exclusively represents clients in complex national and international business transactions with a Delaware connection
■ DCG is committed to international markets and has handled substantial cross border work from countries around the world 
■ DCG regularly partners with national and international law firms to provide Delaware-specific advice to its clients
■ Engagements have focused on acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments, secured financings, and advising management on governance issues that arise during the life of a business entity
■ DCG’s Ms Habbart is one of only 26 appointed members of the Council of the corporation law section of the Delaware State Bar Association, the group responsible for monitoring and recommending amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
■ DCG is the only certified woman-owned law firm in Delaware in this practice area and is certified as a woman-owned business by WBENC, NAMWOLF and the State of Delaware
■ DCG is a member of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms; participation is by invitation only

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities:
Recent and noteworthy transactions/engagements:
■ AEGON USA Realty Advisors LLC establishment of new fund and admission of new investors
■ e-djuster Inc’s acquisition of Contents Inventory Services
■ Criterion Africa Partners sale of shares to European Investment Fund
■ Aecom’s agreements with respect to London headquarters
■ Avolon’s acquisition of US$320 million aircraft
■ Capitolis Inc’s issue of equity and debt securities
■ Savo Group Ltd’s merger with Seismic Software, Inc.
■ Keyhaven Capital Partners Limited’s sale of shares of Auger Financial Holdings
■ Prudential Financial, Inc.’s issue of notes
■ Itau Unibanco S.A.’s facility agreement

Clients:
Prudential Financial, Inc.; Accenture LLP; Verizon; Fannie Mae; Jersey Telecom Limited; Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management LLC; AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC; Hayfin Capital Management LLP; Itaú Unibanco S.A.; Shazam Entertainment Limited; Sistema; AECOM; The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited.

DCG Publications:
■ Delaware chapter The Corporate Governance Review
Delaware Limited Liability Company: Forms and Practice Manual
■ Delaware chapter Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances on Delaware Limited Partnerships ■ Directors and Officers Checklist, IBA Corporate and M&A Committee
■ US Chapter Treasury Shares Guide, IBA Corporate and M&A Committee
Don’t Let the Name Fool You: Delaware Statutory Trusts Are Controlled by Contract, American Bar Association publication: Business Law Today
■ Delaware chapter Private Fund Dispute Resolution
The Private Equity Journal:‘Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?’
■ Analysis of the Uniform Law Commission — Uniform Statuatory Trust Act America Bar Association publication The Business Lawyer
The Private Equity Journal: 'Is a Delaware LLC the Answer to Address Risks of Personal Liability in Private Equity Investments in Brazil?'
■ 'Uniform Statutory Trust Act,' The Business Lawyer