The Legal 500 Recognizes Morris Nichols Among Leading U.S. Law Firms for M&A
Wilmington, DE (May 29, 2019) – The Legal 500 United States released its 2019 edition today. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is once again “highly rated” in the nationwide guide to the foremost law firms in the United States.
“One of the best firms in Delaware generally,” says one prominent source, “with particular strength in M&A litigation, [Morris Nichols] is my first call on Delaware matters.” Another Legal 500 source commends Morris Nichols’ team as, “Commercially minded, but at the same time technically precise.”
For the fifth year in a row, Morris Nichols appears in two mergers and acquisitions tables for “Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense” and “M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m).”
In order to highlight a small number of elite U.S. firms with a national presence and sophisticated work, the publication organizes each practice area into a single national ranking, generally eschewing a state-by-state approach.
Notably, this year, Legal 500 introduced a section dedicated to “M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel.” The M&A editors recognize the First State, “… continues to be without serious competition as a favorable jurisdiction for incorporation in the United States …” Morris Nichols stands Tier 1 in the new category which ranks just three independent firms focused on Delaware company law advice.
In addition, the publication spotlights the work of 17 Morris Nichols attorneys in M&A litigation, corporate and commercial law. Partners William M. Lafferty and Kenneth J. Nachbar are identified as “Leading Lawyers” in the “Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense” practice area. In the “M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel” practice area, Louis G. Hering is named among “Leading Lawyers” and Jason Russell is the sole attorney recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer.”
Dispute resolution: M&A: litigation: defense
- Jon E. Abramczyk
- Megan Ward Cascio
- Kevin M. Coen
- S. Mark Hurd
- William M. Lafferty – Leading Lawyer
- Kenneth J. Nachbar – Leading Lawyer
- R. Judson Scaggs, Jr.
M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
M&A/corporate and commercial: Delaware counsel
- Melissa A. DiVincenzo
- David A. Harris
- Tarik J. Haskins
- Louis G. Hering – Leading Lawyer
- James D. Honaker
- Andrew M. Johnston
- Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky
- R. Jason Russell – Next Generation Lawyer
- Patricia O. Vella
- Jeffrey R. Wolters
About The Legal 500
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About Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
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