Our Corporate Litigation and Counseling practice serves clients involved in litigation and facing corporate governance questions, often working collaboratively with in-house counsel and other law firms. Our practice both defending and prosecuting actions in the Court of Chancery, as both lead and Delaware counsel, brings a range of experiences and perspectives that we employ in working efficiently to achieve positive outcomes for our clients, which range from Fortune 500 companies to individuals. Our areas of particular strength include litigation relating to, among other things, mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary duties, and proxy contests.
Our many years of experience litigating in the Court of Chancery and regularly serving on the Corporation Law Council gives us the knowledge and expertise to serve as advisors on various matters of Delaware corporate and alternative entity law. Our members actively counsel sophisticated clients on business structure questions, including issues related to the negotiation and consummation of mergers, asset sales, stockholder distributions, and other fundamental corporate transactions. We also frequently advise special committees of boards of directors dealing with conflict transactions or stockholder litigation demands on questions of director and officer responsibilities and fiduciary duties.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has praised Ashby & Geddes as a “real player” that competes with its larger rivals and noted that the firm’s “achievements in some of the major cases in the market continue to impress.” Chambers USA 2017 reports on several of our attorneys in our Chancery practice as “extremely smart,” “thoughtful in arguments” and “very well-respected by the judges.”