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Morris James LLP 
Wilmington, Delaware Office
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500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
Wilmington, Delaware  19801-1494

(New Castle Co.)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2306, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2306
Telephone: 302-888-6800
Telecopier: 302-571-1750

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About this office:

Since its founding in 1931, Morris James LLP has provided legal services to a diverse clientele in an innovative, efficient and cost-effective manner. Clients range from large multinational corporations to individuals. Two of the largest Delaware-based companies, the DuPont Company and Wilmington Trust Company, have chosen Morris James as their counsel. The firm is organized into two major practice groups: litigation and business transactions. Morris James has a national practice in the areas of corporate and business entity law and litigation, bankruptcy, intellectual property litigation, and torts & insurance practice. The firm also provides tax, estate planning, real estate and commercial transactions, family law, and education law services to local and regional clients and handles medical malpractice and personal injury matters. Multidisciplinary teams combined with state-of-the-art technology have established the firm's national reputation.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Alternative Dispute ResolutionAlternative Entities
Bankruptcy and Creditors' RightsBusiness Litigation
Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and CounselingCommercial Litigation
Commercial TransactionsConcierge Delaware Closings
Corporate AdviceCorporate Governance Counseling
Corporate Trust and Fiduciary ServicesCorporate and Fiduciary Litigation
Delaware Advantage TrustsEducation Law
Elder Law and Disability PlanningEmployment Law
Energy Industry TeamFamily Law
Governmental RelationsHealthcare Industry Team
High Net Worth RepresentationInsurance Coverage Litigation
Intellectual Property LitigationLand Use
Legal OpinionsPersonal Injury Litigation
Personal Tax Advice and PlanningProducts Liability Litigation
Professional Liability LitigationReal Estate Law
Special Committee RepresentationStructured Finance Transactions
Structured Finance and Capital MarketsSuccession Planning
Tax, Estates and Business PracticeTrusts and Estates

Statement of Practice Summary:
Litigation, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Business Transactions, Business Law, Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy, Commercial Real Estate, Computers and Software, Education Law, Environmental Law, Family Law, Insurance, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Medical Malpractice, Partnership Law, Personal Injury, Probate, Products Liability, Real Estate, Taxation, Torts, Trusts and Estates and Wills.

Documents by Lawyers at this office
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North River Ins. Co. v. Mine Safety Appliances Co., - A.3d -, 2014 WL 5784588 (Del. 2014)
James W. Semple, December 16, 2014
Mine Safety Appliances Company (“MSA”), a safety appliances company, faced a multitude of personal injury claims due to alleged defects in its safety equipment. MSA, in turn, sought costs, including legal fees, costs of judgments and settlement amounts from its insurers, including The...

New Jersey District Court Rejects Shareholder Derivative Action Based on Cybersecurity Breach
Kyle Evans Gay,Lewis H. Lazarus, December 8, 2014
In Palkon v. Holmes, C.A. No. 2:14-CV-01234 (SRC) (October 20, 2014), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed with prejudice a shareholder derivative action arising from three distinct breaches of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (“Wyndham”). The Court...

Beazer Homes Corp. v. Selective Ins. Grp., Inc., 2014 WL 3955746 (D. Del. Aug. 8, 2014)
James W. Semple, November 27, 2014
An employee of Defendant T.C. Electric Co. (“TC”) was injured at a development site of Beazer Homes Corp.’s (“Beazer”) and filed suit against Beazer. Beazer had been added as an “additional insured” to TC’s insurance policy issued by Defendant...

Year Established: 1931

Representative Clients:
DuPont, Christiana Care Health System; Wilmington Trust Company; Wachovia Bank.

(For complete biographical data on all Wilmington (Broom Street), Dover and Newark, Delaware personnel, see Professional Biographies at Wilmington (Broom Street), Dover and Newark, Delaware)

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