Because many privately and publicly held enterprises are organized under Delaware law, the state is a leading jurisdiction for the structuring of business and financing transactions, corporate ownership change and governance proceedings, intellectual property development and litigation, and business bankruptcy and reorganization cases. These are all areas of practice in which Barnes & Thornburg has knowledgeable and experienced attorneys among its various offices as well as in Delaware.
The firm’s attorneys appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in patent, copyright or trademark disputes and a variety of other litigation, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in Chapter 11 cases and related adversary proceedings, the Delaware Court of Chancery on merger, acquisition, corporate governance and other issues, and the Delaware Superior Court for commercial and business-related cases. Outside of the courts, the firm's attorneys are assisting businesses, financial institutions and other clients in projects and transactions that are based upon or involve Delaware law.
Barnes & Thornburg is in the First-Tier Rankings of the 2016 “Best Law Firms” in Delaware published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers and is recognized as a Top 20 AmLaw 100 firm in Delaware.