- Corporate Law
- Limited Liability Company Law
- Business Trusts
- Limited Partnerships
- International Mergers and Acquisitions
Temple University, B.B.A.; Drexel University, M.S., Taxation
Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
Ms. Habbart holds significant leadership positions in the International Bar Association ("IBA"), the American Bar Association ("ABA"), the Delaware State Bar Association ("DSBA") and the Delaware Bankers Association ("DBA") which include:
Secretary of Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the International Bar Association Corporate/M&A Committee; Corporate Governance Monitor and Vice-Chair of the IBA Private Equity Subcommittee; Appointee to the DSBA Committee on Statutory Trust and the DSBA Corporate Council, the committees responsible for legislative amendments to Delaware’s Statutory Trust Act since 1990; Member of the DBA Trust Conference Steering Committee; Vice Chair of the ABA Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities; Executive Committee of the ABA Committee on LLC’s, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities since 1995; Member of the ABA Section of Business Law Advisor to Uniform Law Commission Series Study Committee; Appointee to the ABA International Coordinating Committee; Chair of the ABA International Use of U.S. Business Entities Subcommittee; Former ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act; Former Chair of the ABA Subcommittee on Business Trusts, REITS and Financing Vehicles.
International Bar Association (“IBA”)
Current Secretary of Corporate Governance Subcommittee of IBA Corporate/M&A Committee
Former Corporate Governance Monitor and Vice-Chair of the IBA Private Equity Subcommittee
American Bar Association (“ABA”)
Member of the Executive Committee of the ABA Committee on LLC's, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities since 1995 and Vice Chair since 2010
Chair of the ABA Use of U.S. Business Entities Subcommittee
Former ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee on the Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act
Former Chair of the ABA Subcommittee on Business Trusts, REITS and Financing Vehicles
Delaware State Bar Association
Appointee to the Delaware State Bar Association committee responsible for legislative amendments to Delaware's business statutes since 1990
Delaware Bankers Association
Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart, a founding partner of The Delaware Counsel Group LLP, has been listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers. She is one of only 20 private-practice lawyers in Delaware to gain a spot on the selective list, and among these Delaware practitioners, she is the only woman.
Ms. Habbart, is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Habbart has also been selected by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in Delaware Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Law since 2005. Ms. Habbart is described by her clients in Chambers as "extremely intelligent” and is lauded for “always trying to find the best solution for her client; she doesn’t just take a point to take a point, she gets the big picture.” Able to provide accurate, timely, relevant and strategic advice, she has an excellent listening capacity and is “attentive to her clients’ needs.” Ms. Habbart is also recognized for her skills in corporate governance by the International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers, published in conjunction with the International Bar Association since 2010. Of the lawyers, she is the only woman.
Representative clients include:
AECOM Global Inc.
Bank of America, merger with MBNA
BBAM Aircraft Leasing & Management
Capmark Financial Group Inc.
Christiana Bank & Trust Company
Investec Bank PLC
National Affordable Housing Trust
National Corporate Research Ltd.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Prudential Financial, Inc.
RBC Community Development LLC
Redline Capital Management S.A.
The Royal Bank of Scotland
SBA Communications Corporation
Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
SunTrust Delaware Trust Company
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