“It’s pretty remarkable what they are able to do. They can litigate against firms of any size and be successful.”

– Chambers USA 2016

The Delaware Court of Chancery is the preeminent state court in the nation for the adjudication of corporate matters, given Delaware’s reputation as a forum of choice for incorporations and the creation of alternative business entities such as limited liability companies, statutory trusts and limited partnerships.

Bayard Corporate Litigation attorneys:

  • have broad experience in all types of business litigation matters in Delaware courts and federal courts.
  • have expertise in corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • have handled numerous types of corporate governance cases, including contests for the control of boards of directors; corporate election disputes; stock appraisal cases; stockholder class and derivative actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duty; proceedings involving the rights of preferred stockholders and debt holders; and expedited proceedings for the inspection of corporate records.


Recent published decisions include:

In re TransPerfect Global, Inc., 2018 WL 904160 (Del. Ch. Feb. 15, 2018)

Hipcricket, Inc. v. mGage, LLC, 2016 WL 3910837 (Del. Ch. July 15, 2016)

OptimisCorp v. Waite, 2015 WL 5147038 (Del. Ch. Aug. 26, 2015)

Virtus Capital, L.P. v. Eastman Chemical Company, 2015 WL 580553 (Del. Ch. Feb. 11, 2015)

Salamone v. Gorman, 106 A.3d 354 (Del. 2014)

Zutrau v. Jansing, 2014 WL 3772859 (Del. Ch. July 31, 2014)

In re Interstate General Media Holdings, LLC, 2014 WL 1697030 (Del. Ch. Apr. 25, 2014)*

*Litigated by Bayard attorneys while at other firms.

Our Team

Thad J. Bracegirdle


Stephen B. Brauerman


Elizabeth A. Powers


Ian D. McCauley


Peter B. Ladig


Brett M. McCartney


Jason C. Jowers


Gabriel B. Ragsdale


Justin C. Barrett


Sarah T. Andrade


Emily L. Skaug

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