Thad J. Bracegirdle / Director

Thad J. Bracegirdle is a director at Bayard and a member of the firm’s litigation and business entities groups.  His practice focuses on representing and advising Delaware corporations, their directors and stockholders in litigation and transactions relating to fiduciary duties, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other issues arising under Delaware corporate law.  Thad also litigates disputes regarding limited partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities governed by Delaware law and counsels clients on various transactions involving these entities, including formations, mergers, dissolutions and asset sales.  Thad’s practice includes rendering legal opinions on matters relating to Delaware corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

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, stockholder meetings and elections of directors, applications for preliminary injunctive relief, indemnification and compensation 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, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act and the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act.

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 (a publication for which he also serves on the Delaware Editorial Advisory Board). 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. *He has received an AV Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available based on input from practitioners and judges.

In addition to serving the legal community through his involvement in the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, as well as the Corporations Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, Thad has been a member of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee for Valley Forge Educational Services (VFES) in Malvern, Pennsylvania since 2017.  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.

*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. 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: CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.


Professional Biography

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court


  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania (1994)
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School (1997)


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