Louis G. Hering

Partner

(302) 351-9213 T
(302) 425-4662 F

Lou has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and among Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2006.

Lou is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Law Counseling Group.  He is actively involved in the organization and structuring of all forms of Delaware alternative entities.  His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on structures involving alternative entities, and the delivery of third-party legal opinions in connection with the full spectrum of Delaware contracts.

He works with private equity, hedge and mutual funds in connection with their formation and operation including, TPG Capital, Goldentree Asset Management, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., Prudential Mutual and BlackRock.  He also regularly represents sponsors and conflicts committees of master limited partnerships, including Enterprise Products Partners, Enbridge Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, EQT and Tallgrass Energy Partners.

Active in Delaware and national legal associations, Lou serves as chair of the Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee of the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association ("DSBA"), which is responsible for annually reviewing and updating Delaware’s partnership and LLC statutes, and a member of the Statutory Trust Committee of the Commercial Law Section of the DSBA, which is responsible for reviewing and updating Delaware’s statutory trust act.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations of the Business Law Section (and chair of the LLC subcommittee), the Opinion Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, the Board of Directors of the Working Group on Legal Opinions and the TriBar Opinion Committee.

He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007.  Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Lou in Band 1 among Delaware Corporate/M&A and Alternative Entities since 2006.  In addition, Lou was mentioned in The Legal 500 US for his commercial law work and included in Delaware Super Lawyers 2014 and Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2015.

Lou is a frequent speaker and writer on alternative entity and opinion matters.  His publications have appeared in Bloomberg BNA, Law360, and Practical Law.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations, Chair of the LLC Subcommittee; Co-Chair of Single Member LLC Agreement drafting project; Opinion Committee; Working Group on Legal Opinions, Board of Directors; TriBar Opinion Committee)
  • Delaware State Bar Association (Corporate Law Section: Chair, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee; Alternative Entity Committee; Statutory Trust Committee)

Representative Matters

  • Represented the conflicts committee of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC in the acquisition of Inergy Midstream, L.P.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Crosstex Energy LP in a business combination with Devon Energy Corporation.
  • Represented the sponsors of Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P. and EQT Midstream Partners, LP in the formation of the MLPs.
  • Represented Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. in moving its fund complex to Delaware.
  • Represented TPG in launching its flagship private equity fund.

News

The Legal 500 Recognizes Morris Nichols as a Leading M&A Law Firm

Wilmington, DE (June 15, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked as a leading M&A law firm in The Legal 500 United States 2016. Now in its tenth edition, the U.S. guide organizes various practice areas into a single national ranking to highlight firms with a national presence in sophisticated and complex... 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

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

The Legal 500 Ranks Morris Nichols as a Leading M&A Firm in the United States

Wilmington, DE (June 3, 2015) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been ranked as a leading M&A law firm in The Legal 500 United States 2015. Now in its ninth edition, the U.S. guide organizes various practice areas into a single national ranking. “Only a small number of firms in the United States have a truly national... 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

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

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers- Delaware Edition 2014

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2014) – 17 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013. Jack Blumenfeld and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. In addition, attorneys Eric Klinger-Wilensky and Curtis Miller were recognized as 2014... 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

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America - 60 Practice Specialty Selections; 22 Top-Listed Practice areas; 5 Delaware Lawyers of the Year

Wilmington, DE (August 21, 2013) – Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that two thirds of the firm's partnership have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The firm was noted for 60 individual specialty selections, 22 "Top-Listed" practice specialties, and five individual 2014 Delaware Lawyers... Continue Reading

22 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2013) – 22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.  Rick Alexander and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2013 Names 17 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best In Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 24, 2013) – The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked seventeen 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

Lou Hering is Featured On-Line Symposium Contributor for Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law

11.1.2012 - Commercial
by Louis G. Hering

Louis Hering, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner, authored Commentary on Freedom of Contract and Default Contractual Duties in Delaware Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies that is featured on-line at The Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate & Business Law. The article is part of the on-line symposium... 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

18 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2009

Wilmington, DE – June 3, 2009 – Super Lawyers® magazine has named 18 Morris Nichols attorneys as top legal counsel in Delaware for 2009, three more than were listed in 2008. The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics who undertakes a rigorous selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2009 Names 20 Morris Nichols Attorneys and Five Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE – June 12, 2009 – The 2009 edition of Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty Morris Nichols’ attorneys and five practice groups as best in Delaware. Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and... Continue Reading

Publications

Events

Delaware Law Developments 2016: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know

On August 12, 2016, the Practising Law Institute hosts its annual CLE program, “Delaware Law Developments 2016: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know.” This day-long CLE program focuses on significant Delaware corporate law developments in the past year and practical impacts on corporate or legal practice. Morris Nichols partners Lou Hering,... Continue Reading

2016 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association will host the 2016 Spring Meeting in Montréal from April 7 to 9, 2016. Five Morris Nichols attorneys will participate in speaking roles at the conference, discussing developments in LLCs, M&A, and dispute resolution.  Morris Nichols partner Tarik Haskins serves as a panelist in the... Continue Reading

ABA’s 2015 LLC Institute

11.12.2015 through 11.13.2015 in Arlington, VA - Commercial
Louis G. Hering

The ABA’s LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee presents the 2015 LLC Institute from November 12-13, 2015 in Arlington, VA. Morris Nichols partner Lou Hering participates in the “Case Law Review” panel discussion on November 12. This panel will discuss recent LLC and partnership cases on various topics of significance,... Continue Reading

ABA Business Law Section's, LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities 2012 LLC Institute

10.19.2012 in Arlington, VA - Commercial
Louis G. Hering

Louis Hering, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner, will serve as Program Chair and will speak on the featured panel entitled Drafting LLC Opinion Letters at the ABA Business Law Section’s, LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities 2012 LLC Institute, October 18 - 19, 2012, in Arlington, VA. The panel will discuss... Continue Reading

2012 ABA Annual Meeting

Rick Alexander, Ken Nachbar, Lou Hering and Tarik Haskins served as program speakers for The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) at the 2012 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 3-5, 2012. Rick’s program, Dual Class Stock: Value Enhancer or Corporate Governance Killer? discussed the rational for the Dual Class... Continue Reading

2011 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

A. Gilchrist Sparks III,  Rick Alexander, Lou Hering, Patricia Vella, and Eric Wilensky will serve as panel speakers at the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Boston, April 14-16, 2011. Gil will serve as a Session Co-Chair on the program What’s New in the Revised Corporate Director’s Guidebook.... Continue Reading

Real Estate Joint Venture Structures and Funds: The New Reality Conference

9.21.2010 in Washington, DC - Commercial, Commercial
Louis G. Hering

Lou Hering, Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner, will serve as a faculty member and will present the program Delaware Series LLC as a New Venture Structure: What it is; How it is used; The ins and outs, at the Real Estate Joint Ventures and Funds: The New Reality Conference, in Washington, DC, September 20-21, 2010. ... Continue Reading

2010 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

A. Gilchrist Sparks III, Morris Nichols Corporate Litigation and Corporate Law Counseling Group Of Counsel and Best Lawyers 2010 Delaware Lawyer of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Lou Hering, Commercial Law Counseling Group Partner, and Patricia Vella, Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group Special Counsel, will serve as panel speakers... Continue Reading

2009 ABA Annual Meeting

7.30.2009 through 8.4.2009 in Chicago, IL - Commercial
Louis G. Hering

Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner Lou Hering will serve as a Program speaker for LLCs - Important Case Law Developments 2009 at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30 - August 4, 2009.  The panel will discuss recent cases in the alternative entity area with Lou focusing on a number of... Continue Reading

ABA Section of Business Law Spring Meeting 2009

Morris Nichols Commercial Law Counseling Group partner Lou Hering and Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group partner Rick Alexander will serve as Program speakers at the Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of Business Law in Vancouver, BC on April 16 – 18, 2009.  Lou will present at the Program Choosing the Appropriate Governance... Continue Reading