Art C. Aranilla

Art C. Aranilla: Attorney with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
  • Special Counsel at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (514 Attorneys)
  • Nemours Building, 1007 N. Orange Street, 6th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Art C. Aranilla is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. He concentrates his practice in professional liability and focuses primarily on the defense of claims made and suits brought against real estate professionals, architects, and engineers.
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Art is a member of the Professional Liability Department where he concentrates his practice in professional malpractice and focuses primarily on the defense of claims made against government entities, real estate professionals, architects and engineers. He has obtained favorable outcomes for his clients both at mediation and at every level of court in Delaware.

Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey, Art served as Delaware corporate counsel for a multi-state real estate title company. He has conducted hundreds of Delaware real estate settlements and has successfully represented real estate professionals in a variety of matters.

Art's managerial experience gives him a unique perspective into the defense of professionals and directors and officers. For instance, while in business school, he served as director of Global Lawyers & Physicians, a health and human rights non-profit organization based in Boston, where he expanded the organization's membership, raised funds and helped to lay the groundwork for creation of the Boston Refugee Center for Health and Human Rights.

Year Joined Organization



Marshall Dennehey Announces New Shareholders and Special Counsel

January 4, 2016

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 14 attorneys were elected shareholders of the firm at the annual shareholders' meeting held December 8 in Philadelphia. The new shareholders, listed by office, are as follows.Philadelphia, PA: Jason W. Bialker, member of...

John Gonzales (Philadelphia, PA) and Art Aranilla (Wilmington, DE) recently presented a seminar on land use issues

October 1, 2011

John Gonzales (Philadelphia, PA) and Art Aranilla (Wilmington, DE) recently presented a seminar on land use issues to representatives of municipalities from all three Delaware counties, organized by the Delaware Founds Insurance Trust. (10/11)


A person’s status on the date of loss-not his status at the start of the policy period-determines whether that person is an “insured” an ex-husband is not a “relative.”
Law Alerts • January 19, 2018

The insured's ex-husband was denied coverage for fire damage to his personal property because he was neither a named insured nor a relative of the named insured on the date of loss. An amended declaration, which added the plaintiff as a named..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2018 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...

Economic loss doctrine precludes negligent misrepresentation claim against design engineer.
Law Alerts • April 1, 2012

In this construction defect case, the court dismissed claims of negligent misrepresentation, fraud and misrepresentation, interference with existing contracts and common law conspiracy against the defendant design engineer. The plaintiff general..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2012

Explanation required to withhold payment from a Delaware construction contractor.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2011

In this construction contract dispute, the court awarded prejudgment interest, but not attorneys fees, to a roofing contractor under the Delaware Construction Prompt Payment Act, 6 Del. C. 3506 where the owner failed to give specific notice within..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2011

Meeting of the minds, not merely a clients signature, determines whether lawyers can recover based on hourly rate on an agreement for legal services.
Law Alerts • January 1, 2010

A law firm may recover fees for legal services, as set forth in an unsigned contract, if there was a meeting of the minds as to the terms of the agreement. The court explained that language or actions can demonstrate a meeting of the minds; it need..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2010

How Ignorant Is Blamelessly Ignorant?: Delaware Law Still Frowns on People Who Do Not Read What They Sign
Defense Digest Article • December 1, 2009

Delaware - Discovery Rule, Key Points:Signers of documents with legal or contractual implications cannot avoid obligations under the contract, nor maintain legal malpractice claim against attorney who drafted legal document..., Defense Digest, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2009

Major Victories

Appellate Victory Before Delaware Supreme Court
Sep 21, 2015

Successfully represented a Maryland government agency before the Delaware Supreme Court. The matter had been dismissed at the trial court level based on lack of personal jurisdiction. On appeal, the plaintiffs reasserted personal jurisdiction...

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Professional Liability
  • Architect & Engineers Litigation
  • Director & Officer Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(302) 552-4354  Phone
(302) 552-4340  Fax
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1989; Boston University, M.B.A., 1999
Law School Attended:
Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, U.S District Court of New Jersey; 2004, U.S District Court Eastern District of New York; 2004, U.S District Court Southern District of New York; 2005, District Court District of Delaware; 2003, New York; 2002, New Jersey; 2004, Delaware

Associations & Memberships

•Delaware State Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Significant Representative Matters: Successfully defended, through briefing and oral argument, an out-of-state real estate settlement company in an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court concerning allegations of consumer fraud and professional negligence.; Successfully argued dismissal of claims against the Board of Adjustment for a county government before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in an appeal of the Board's denial of a variance application.; Successfully drafted a motion to dismiss claims of professional negligence before the Delaware Superior Court, on behalf of our client, an Arizona accounting firm. Plaintiff's response to our motion, on the grounds of Plaintiff's own admissions, was to withdraw the complaint voluntarily without answering our motion.; Successfully argued summary judgment in favor of an architecture firm in a professional negligence matter before the Delaware Superior Court.; Successfully argued summary judgment in favor of a real estate broker before the Delaware Superior Court in an action for breach of a lease-to-buy contract.; Successfully argued summary judgment in a breach of contract action brought against our client, an insurance broker, for allegedly misrepresenting he could bind the insurance carrier.; Successfully represented an information technology company, in a matter before the Delaware Superior Court, against allegations of breaches of restrictive covenants.; Successfully defended a construction subcontractor before the Delaware Superior Court, against claims of negligence in paving a school driveway. The claim was withdrawn upon our filing of a motion to dismiss.; Successfully argued dismissal of a Fair Debt Collection Practices matter against a collection agency before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.; Successfully defended an insurance carrier's denial of PIP benefits in an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court, in Appellant's attempt to apply the Kelty decision.; Co-authored the winning briefs before the Delaware Superior Court, successfully arguing summary judgment for our client, an insurance carrier, in a declaratory judgment action regarding coverage for Plaintiff's alleged work-related injuries.; Co-authored the winning filings before the Delaware Supreme Court, successfully arguing lack of causation in a technically complex negligence/personal injury matter, securing affirmation of our summary judgment in the trial court below, on behalf of our client, a commercial manufacturer.; Co-authored the winning filings before the Delaware Supreme Court, which affirmed our summary judgment in the Superior Court, regarding malpractice allegations against our client, a Delaware law firm.; Published Works: Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2010-present; How Ignorant is Blamelessly Ignorant? Delaware Law Still Frowns on People Who Do Not Read What They Sign, Co-Author, Defense Digest, 2009-12, Vol. 15, No. 4

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