Delaware is the leading domicile for U.S. corporations and onshore hedge funds. More than 850,000 business entities now make Delaware their legal home, including more than 50% of all publicly traded companies in the United States and 63% of the Fortune 500. The courts of Delaware, especially the famed Delaware Court of Chancery, are the courts of choice for the nation's most important business disputes, and investors and corporations alike make identifying Delaware counsel a key litigation priority.
Co-Counsel and "Local" Counsel
Delaware courts are particularly strict in recognizing the role of Delaware counsel. Indeed, the Delaware Court of Chancery has criticized the term "local counsel" and expressed the view that a Delaware attorney appearing in any matter remains responsible to the Court regardless of the presence of primary counsel from other jurisdictions. Our lawyers understand this responsibility. Stewarts Law is also available to partner in a more robust role to jointly prosecute - or jointly defend - litigation in any Delaware court, state or federal.
We are available to advise clients on any aspect of Delaware law, even if a client is not facing litigation. As in any state, Delaware law is more than just code and common law - there are unwritten customs to be observed and nuances that could be case-dispositive, yet difficult to know if one relies only on reported decisions. Our lawyers practice in the Delaware courts, giving us extra insight to properly assist our clients.