Wilmington, Delaware- On June 1, 2020, Thad J. Bracegirdle joined Bayard’s litigation team as a director. Thad focuses his practice on representing and advising Delaware corporations, their directors and stockholders in corporate and commercial litigation relating to fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other issues concerning Delaware law and federal securities law. He also has counseled clients and litigated disputes regarding limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities governed by Delaware law.
Thad has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of trial and appellate practice before state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Delaware, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and the Complex Commercial Litigation Division of the Delaware Superior Court. His experience includes advising and representing clients with respect to stockholder class actions and derivative suits, applications for preliminary injunctive relief, indemnification of officers and directors, requests for access to stockholder lists and corporate books and records, and other issues arising under the General Corporation Law of Delaware.
Thad has authored or co-authored several articles on issues of Delaware corporate law in such publications as Corporate Counsel Weekly, Insights, the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal and Law 360. Since 2016, Thad has spoken annually at National Business Institute seminars on issues of legal ethics and professional responsibility in the formation of limited liability companies and other business entities.
Thad is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is active in the legal community, as well as his local community where he serves on the Capital Campaign Planning Committee for Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) in Malvern, Pennsylvania. VFES is a non-profit that offers educational and employment-related programs for people with disabilities, and is the parent organization for the Vanguard School, which serves students with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.