Commercial Litigation, Alternative Entities and Corporate Governance
Much of Bill's litigation experience comes from Delaware's Court of Chancery. Selected litigated matters include:
- Represented the owners of Delaware corporations and alternative entities in several disputes over entity control.
- Represented a party to an LLC operating agreement in a case asserting breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
- Represented the beneficiaries of a Delaware Statutory Trust in a petition seeking removal of the trustee.
- Represented those defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful dissolution of Delaware corporation.
- Represented corporate plaintiffs in a Section 220 books and records action preceding dispute over control of Delaware corporation.
Bill and colleagues in Saul Ewing’s Higher Education Practice advise leading institutions of higher education on a host of matters, including compliance with recent legislation and Title IX Office of Civil Rights guidance regarding sexual misconduct on campus; FERPA and state FOIA compliance; Title IV compliance; contracts with private vendors and joint venture partners; real estate development; non-profit tax matters; and governance. Selected litigated matters include:
- Defense of a $200 million claim arising from the client university's decision to terminate a ground lease for the development of a data processing center due to plaintiff's lack of performance.
- District court jury trial defense of various claims arising from award to university-led consortium for research designed to improve the use of orthotics and prostheses for wounded soldiers.
- Defense of publicly supported university against First Amendment associational claims brought by fraternity.
- Defense of tenure denial case brought by faculty member diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.