Proposed Amendments to Delaware Appraisal Statute Attempt to Curb, not End, Appraisal Arbitrage

When a corporation is acquired for cash in a merger, Delaware, the corporate home of many public companies, generally provides stockholders with appraisal rights. Appraisal allows dissenting stockholders who comply with the requirements set forth in Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law to seek a judicial determination of the “fair value” of their

No Mouthpiece, No Privilege: Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds that the Attorney-Client Privilege Does Not Survive the Dissolution of a Business Entity

Attorneys Speaking

Dissolving a business comes with a host of complicated legal issues, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently added one more to the list. In Red Vision Systems, Inc. v. National Real Estate Information Services, L.P., 2015 Pa. Super. 5 (2015), the Court held for the first time that the attorney-client privilege dissolves along with

How To Be A Better Lawyer Without Practicing More Law

Traditionally, the practice of law doesn’t scale well.  Revenue comes from billable hours, and billable hours are finite. So how does any young lawyer increase the value of those hours and become an indispensable asset to clients, colleagues, and partners alike? Increase efficiencies and build a personal brand. Here’s how: Master your niche At Founder

Competing Outside the Courtroom: “Trying” the Deal

Introduction to Transactional Skills

Temple Law School has long been known for its trial advocacy programs. What some may not know is that its transactional programs are growing fast, and provide students with innovative hands-on opportunities to develop competitive business transactional skills, such as negotiating and drafting corporate documents During my 3L year, I had the opportunity to immerse

The New Delaware One-Step: DGCL Section 251(h) Revolutionizes Delaware Merger Practice

Section 251(h) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”) became effective on August 1, 2013 and is quickly becoming a staple of mergers and acquisitions practice.  In certain circumstances, Section 251(h) expedites friendly acquisitions by eliminating the need for a stockholder vote on a second-step merger following consummation of a tender or exchange offer