Jeffrey R. Wolters

Partner

(302) 351-9352 T
(302) 498-6215 F

Jeff has worked with hundreds of public and private companies in Delaware.

Jeff is a member of the Delaware Corporate Counseling Group, which focuses on corporate transactions.  He provides counseling on all Delaware law aspects of a transaction, and his work often involves advising boards of directors and board committees, including independent committees appointed to negotiate mergers or other significant transactions such as those in which directors or large stockholders may have a conflict of interest.  Jeff also provides formal legal opinions on Delaware corporate law and related matters.

He has worked with hundreds of public and private Delaware companies over the years on matters ranging from routine corporate questions to M&A transactions, proxy contests and independent committee matters, including matters for such companies as Acxiom, Benchmark Capital, Berkshire Hathaway, Comcast, Ford Motor Company, Gilead Sciences, Google, Lam Research, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., VantagePoint Capital Partners and The Williams Companies.

He has been recognized as a leading Delaware Corporate/M&A attorney in Chambers USA since 2014.  Jeff has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010.  He frequently speaks at legal conferences such as American Bar Association meetings and Practising Law Institute conferences, and is also presents on Delaware corporate law at law firms and law schools. He has taught courses on Corporate M&A at Villanova University Law School and University of Pennsylvania Law School.

News

31 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Wilmington, DE (August 15, 2016) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Six firm attorneys earned “Lawyer of the Year” designations (noted... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Morris Nichols Band 1 in Four Delaware Practice Areas; 25 Morris Nichols Attorneys Recognized Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 27, 2016) – The 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business again ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-five Morris... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2016 Names Nine Morris Nichols Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (February 8, 2016) – Nine Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners will be listed in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2016. Jon Abramczyk, Frederick Alexander, Melissa DiVincenzo, Andrew Johnston, William Lafferty, Kenneth Nachbar, Gil Sparks, Patricia Vella, and Jeffrey Wolters have all been identified as leaders... Continue Reading

30 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Wilmington, DE (August 17, 2015) – Thirty attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys. Jack B. Blumenfeld was named the Best Lawyers® 2016... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2015) – The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-three... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015 Recognizes Morris Nichols Attorneys

Wilmington, DE (May 15, 2015) – Seven Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2015. Through client and peer research, the independent guide evaluates hundreds of attorneys worldwide to identify leaders in the field.  The publication highlights the “considerable... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2014) – Twenty-eight attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 50,000 attorneys. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2014 Names 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2014) – The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty-one Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

2014 Chambers USA Directory Ranks 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys as 'Leaders in their Field"

Wilmington, DE (March, 2014) – The Firm congratulates its 21 attorneys who will be included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Several practices and lawyers are recognized in more than one area. Delaware A Gilchrist Sparks III, Chancery & Corporate /M&A Derek... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013

Wilmington, DE (August 31, 2012) – 28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas. Morris Nichols lawyers were selected for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country, according... Continue Reading

Articles

Liability Exposure for Delaware Incorporated Companies – The Risk of an Escheat Audit and Delaware’s New Voluntary Disclosure Program to Avoid Penalties

Jeff Wolters, Morris Nichols Corporate Law Counseling Group partner, and Mike Houghton, Morris Nichols Unclaimed Property Law Counseling Group partner, co-authored Liability Exposure for Delaware Incorporated Companies – The Risk of an Escheat...

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Events

2016 VCGC Annual Meeting

3.2.2016 through 3.3.2016 in Austin, TX - Corporate Counseling
Jeffrey R. Wolters

The National Venture Capital Association hosts the 2016 VCGC Annual Meeting in Austin, Tex. from March 2 to 3, 2016. The conference focuses on legal and regulatory issues for venture capital general counsels. Morris Nichols partner Jeff Wolters will participate in the panel, “Delaware Law and Board-Level Issues” on March 3. Participants will... Continue Reading

PLI’s Advanced Venture Capital 2015

12.2.2015 in San Francisco, CA - Corporate Counseling
Jeffrey R. Wolters

The Practicing Law Institute hosts a day-long Advanced Venture Capital program on December 2, 2015 in San Francisco. Morris Nichols partner Jeff Wolters serves as faculty and will speak in the closing session, “Corporate Governance and Venture-Backed Companies.” This session will cover board structures and conflicts; managing board observers;... Continue Reading

2014 in Review: A Recap of the Biggest Corporate Law Decisions from Delaware

Morris Nichols partners Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky and Jeffrey R. Wolters will present the webinar “2014 in Review: A Recap of the Biggest Corporate Law Decisions from Delaware” on Feb. 5, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET.  Hosted by Bloomberg BNA, the webinar will cover significant cases for public company deal practice and... Continue Reading

2013 TerraLex Global Meeting

Eric Schwartz, Morris Nichols Business Reorganization & Restructuring Group partner, will provide introductory remarks at the TerraLex Bankruptcy/Insolvency Practice Group Meeting, at the TerraLex Global Meeting in Paris, France.  The Group's featured presentation, Current Developments Regarding Intellectual Property Issues in Insolvency... Continue Reading

PLI Advanced Venture Capital 2012

12.4.2012 in San Francisco, CA - Corporate Counseling
Jeffrey R. Wolters

Jeffrey Wolters, Morris Nichols Corporate Law Counseling Group partner, will serve as a faculty speaker for the program entitled Corporate Governance and Venture-Backed Companies at the Practising Law Institute (PLI) Advanced Venture Capital 2012 seminar, December 4, 2012, in San Francisco. The program will be webcast live.  Jeff’s... Continue Reading

31st Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

Morris Nichols Corporate & Business Litigation Group partner Bill Lafferty, and Corporate Law Counseling Group partner and practice group coordinator Jeffrey Wolters will present at the 31st Annual Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, April 28 – 29, 2011. As a... Continue Reading