Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

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Wilmington, DE 19801, United States

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Delaware Alternative Entities - The Benefits and Burdens of Contractual Flexibility

Norman M. Powell, a partner in Young Conaway's Business Planning, Transactions and Restructuring Section, is a regular speaker at conferences on topics including the use and structure of alternative entities, and secured…more
| Business Organizations

Series LLCs, the UCC, and the Bankruptcy Code—A Series of Unfortunate Events?

The Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, Del. Code Ann. tit. 6, § 18-101 et seq. (the Delaware LLC Act), facilitates the formation of entities with attributes carefully crafted to meet the needs of a given application. It is…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations

Prepackaged Asbestos Bankruptcies: Down but Not Out (New York University, Annual Survey of American Law, Volume 63, Issue 4, 2008).

On December 10, 1966 the first asbestos-related lawsuit was filed against eleven asbestos manufacturers, including Johns-Manville, Combustion Engineering, and Owens-Corning. This proved to be just the beginning of many…more
| Bankruptcy, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

The Forthright Negotiator Principle and the Legitimate Role of Ambiguity in Contracts

Common sense suggests that contracts should be clearly drafted. However, owing to social and economic factors, ambiguities may be not only rational, but desirable. Many courts, including those in Delaware, have adopted rules…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Use Contracts to Protect Yourself from Possible Liability for Undocumented Workers Employed by Subcontractors

A recent, highly publicized incident involving Wal-Mart sheds light on the potential liability employers face when using independent contractors who employ undocumented workers. There, federal agents raided over 60 store…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Immigration Law

YCS&T Delaware Transactional & Corporate Law Update - Spring 2008

IN THIS ISSUE Asset Purchase Agreements and the Attorney Client Privilege.............................1 Actions Taken at a Board Meeting without Proper Notice Are Void and Cannot Later Be Ratified…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Waiting In Limbo: Deal Terms That Define The Rights And Obligations

“The directors of a Delaware corporation have a continuing obligation discharge their fiduciary responsibilities, as future circumstances develop, after a agreement is announced.”1 Among other things, until such time as the…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquistions, Securities Law

Has The Reasonable Inquiry Standard Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26 Changed After Qualcomm?

“Has my client provided me all of the responsive documents to the opponent’s document requests?” This is a question that every litigator must ask, whether representing individuals or corporations of any size. How we satisfy…more
| Civil Procedure

If the Land is Here, You May be Practicing Law Here: UPL and Ethics Issues in Multi-State Real Estate Closings, By Norman M. Powell, Esquire*

Law firms and title companies throughout the country conduct and facilitate complex, multi-state real estate closings. They often do so from main offices, national accounts offices, or other central locations. But they may face…more
| Professional Malpractice, Real Estate

Replenishing The Pipeline: Preparing The Next Generation Of Lawyers By Reaching Out To And Mentoring High School Students With An Interest In The Law, By Monte T. Squire

"If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already." The sage advice offered by then private practitioner Abraham Lincoln to an aspiring laywer back in 1855 still very…more
| Education

Deal Certainty In Uncertain Times -- 2007 Lessons From The Delaware Court of Chancery, By Rolin P. Bissell

In 2007, the merger market had distinct bull and bear phases, with each phase presenting challenges to public companies attempting to consumate mergers. In the first half of 2007, when credit and hungry acquirers were abundant,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquistions, Securities Law

Family Responsibility Discrimination: The Parent Trap, By Adria B. Martinelli, Esquire

In May 2007, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance regarding the "Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities." This is also referred to as Family…more
| Labor & Employment Law

VIEWPOINT: U.S. Energy Ruling Could Invite Further Shareholder Litigation, By Michael P. Richman and Michael Nestor

It is hard to conceive of an event more distracting and potentially damaging to a chapter 11 debtor than scheduling and conducting a shareholder meeting that threatens to unseat the company's board and management. Such an event…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Beyond Redlines And Spell-Check: Proofreading Tips From The Dark Ages, By John J. Paschetto

The advent of personal computers and word-processing software has given lawyers a set of tools that practitioners in pre-computer days never imagined. Hard as it may be for young lawyers to conceive, before about 1980 you could…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology

Tax Benefits Update Card 2008

This is the Tax Benefits Update Card for 2008 from Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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