Wilmington - McDermott Will & Emery



Historically rich and economically thriving, Delaware is the corporate home for more than 65% of Fortune 500 companies. In tune with this dynamic state, our Wilmington office takes pride in actualizing entrepreneurial solutions for our clients.

Working from a major corporate, financial and governmental hub in the mid-Atlantic region, our Delaware lawyers are well-positioned to advise clients on a range of legal disciplines. Located in the Brandywine Building just blocks from Wilmington’s courthouses, our office is uniquely designed with collaboration and innovation in mind—helping to drive the success of the world’s most respected, dynamic and innovative organizations.

Delaware is home to the renowned Court of Chancery, the preeminent business court in the country and the preferred forum for resolving corporate and complex disputes. Our Wilmington lawyers are well-versed in corporate and commercial law and are fully prepared to advance our clients’ interests through negotiations, litigation, alternative dispute resolution and internal investigations. Additionally, we advise on a broad range of Delaware law matters, including corporation and alternative entity law counseling, board and special committee governance, fiduciary duties, and M&A transactions.

Wilmington also hosts one of the busiest bankruptcy courts in the nation, an ideal venue for parties seeking a consistent, sophisticated jurisdiction to undertake a financial restructuring. Our Delaware restructuring lawyers regularly represent public and private companies in out-of-court restructurings, prepackaged bankruptcies and traditional Chapter 11 cases. They also advise directors and boards of directors, lenders, secured and unsecured creditors and asset purchasers in a wide variety of bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

In addition to hosting some of the busiest courts in the nation, the Delaware federal court has become a top jurisdiction of choice for IP litigation. Our global IP team members litigate frequently in Delaware, assisted by our seasoned Wilmington practitioners.

The Wilmington office and its partners are recognized by leading publications, such as Chambers USA, for providing consistent, high-quality counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of our Wilmington office are prepared to support our clients across a wide spectrum of their legal needs.

Ashley Robert Altschuler is the managing partner of the Firm’s Wilmington office.


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