Marla Hirshman Norton

Marla Hirshman Norton: Attorney with Bayard, P.A. AV stamp icon
  • Director at Bayard, P.A.
  • Courthouse Square, 600 N. King Street, Suite 400, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Marla H. Norton is a director at Bayard. She concentrates her practice on business entity law (corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and statutory trusts), business law and third party legal opinions. Marla has approximately twenty-seven (27) years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions, including securitization transactions, corporate and alternative entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and secured lending.
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Biography

Marla H. Norton is a director at Bayard. She concentrates her practice on business entity law (corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and statutory trusts), business law and third-party legal opinions. Marla has approximately thirty (30) years of experience in corporate and commercial transactions, including securitization transactions, corporate and alternative entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, and secured lending.

Marla participates in the American Bar Association Business Law Section LLC, Partnership and Unincorporated Entities Committee, the Legal Opinions Committee, the Middle Market and Small Business Committee, and the Forum on Franchising. She chairs the ABA Model Shareholders Agreement Task Force. She was an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission (formerly NCCUSL) Series Study Committee in 2012 and the Drafting Committee for the Limited Liability Company Protected Series Act. As a member of the Commercial Law and Corporation Law Sections of the Delaware State Bar Association, Marla is active on the Delaware State Bar Association’s Partnership and LLC Committee and the Statutory Trust Committee.

Marla serves on the Legislative Committee of the Delaware Captive Insurance Association. She is a member of the Delaware chapters of the Forum of Executive Woman and the National Association of Women Business Owners (“NAWBO DE”) and served on the NAWBO DE Board from 2001 through 2008. Marla spent a great deal of time working with The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum in Wilmington, Delaware where she served as Secretary and a Board Member from 2009-2015. She also served on the Board of Directors of Temple Beth El in Newark, Delaware for over a decade and as President from 2010-2012.

Marla has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA since 2008. She earned a band 3 ranking in “Corporate/M&A ” in 2008 and in “Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities” from 2009-2014. She received a band 2 ranking in “Corporate/M&A & Alternative Entities” from 2015 through 2018. Marla was included in Delaware Today’s 2016 & 2017 Top Lawyers list for business-commercial law and in 2017 for corporate law. Marla was named as a 2007 Delaware Super Lawyer in the field of business/corporate law in the June 2007 issue of Philadelphia magazine. Marla is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

Marla frequently lectures on topics including choice of business entity and buying and selling businesses. She offers a vast array of business and financial transactional experience and knowledge to her clients and the firm.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

News

Bayard, P.A. Recognized in 2018 Chambers USA Guide

Delaware Today Announces Seven Bayard Attorneys in 2017 Top Lawyer Edition

Bayard and Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Chambers USA Publication

Delaware Today Names Four Bayard Attorneys to 2016 Top Lawyers List

Bayard’s Marla Norton Presents ALI Webinar on Protected Series LLCs

Legal Updates

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Confirms Plan and Sale of Verengo, Inc.

Delaware Statutory Trust Amendments Signed into Law

Updates to Delaware LLCs and Partnership Law Enacted

Delaware Adopts 2015 Legislative Updates to the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, and the Delaware Uniform Partnership Act

Delaware Annual Entity/Franchise Taxes Adjusted (House Bill 265 w/HA1, HA3)

Publications

Liquidation Trusts

Lawyer Monthly, March 2014.

Introducing Delaware’s New Captive Team

Lands of Opportunity - Why Cayman and Delaware Entities Rule in Structured Finance

International Securitization & Finance Report, Vol. 9, No 18 (October 15, 2006).

Preparing for an International Debut

Mid-Atlantic Executive Legal Adviser, Spring 2006.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Business Entities
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insurance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(302) 429-4214  Phone
(302) 658-6395  Fax
www.bayardlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Delaware, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Delaware; 1990, District of Columbia; 1989, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Memberships:

Membership

•American Bar Association
•Delaware State Bar Association
•National Association of Women Business Owners - Delaware Chapter
•New Castle County Chamber Business Development Advisory Council
•The Forum of Executive Women

Birth Information:
Newark, New Jersey, March 24, 1962
ISLN:
906459582
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

Wilmington, Delaware

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