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Delaware’s 2018 Trust Act Allows Trustees to Better Respond to Beneficiaries’ Investment Values

When investing trust funds, trustees of a Delaware trust must abide by a statutory “prudent person” standard (unless expressly released from doing so in the trust instrument) that requires the trustee to act with “the care, skill, prudence and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent person acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use to attain the purpose of the account.”  When investing as a prudent person, a trustee may take into account certain circumstances, including the tax consequences of a transaction, the overall health of the economy, and the investment horizon of the beneficiaries of the trust.  The 2018 Trust Act added to the list of circumstances a trustee may consider “the beneficiaries’ personal values, including the beneficiaries’ desire to engage in sustainable investing strategies that align with the beneficiaries’ social, environmental, governance or other values or beliefs of the beneficiaries.”

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Griffiths Appointed to Supreme Court Rules Committee

Griffiths Appointed to Supreme Court Rules Committee

Connolly Gallagher attorney,  N. Christopher Griffiths was appointed by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. to serve a three year term as a member of the State of Delaware Supreme Court, Rules Committee.  The Rules Committee is responsible for monitoring the Supreme Court Rules, considering changes where appropriate, considering comments regarding possible improvements and drafting changes to the Rules.

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The News Journal Names Connolly Gallagher A Winner of the Delaware 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Connolly Gallagher LLP has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The News Journal. Click here to check out the spotlight feature. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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13 Connolly Gallagher Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

13 Connolly Gallagher Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019

 

 

 

 

Thirteen lawyers from Connolly Gallagher LLP were selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 79,000 eligible attorneys.

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Delaware Law Update: U.S. Senate Confirms Connolly and Noreika to Delaware District Court

Delaware Law Update: U.S. Senate Confirms Connolly and Noreika to Delaware District Court

On August 1, 2018, the United States Senate confirmed Colm F. Connolly and Maryellen Noreika to be United States District Judges for the District of Delaware.   Connolly and Noreika will fill the two vacant District Judge vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Sue L. Robinson and Gregory M. Sleet.

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2018 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entity Statutes

2018 Amendments to Delaware’s General Corporation Law and Alternative Entity Statutes

In its last session, the Delaware legislature passed a number of amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (the “DGCL”), the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act (the “DLLCA”), the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (“DRULPA”) and the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“DRUPA” and, together with the DLLCA and DRULPA, the “alternative entity statutes”).  Delaware Governor John Carney signed these bills into law in July 2018.  The majority of the amendments become effective on August 1, 2018, with certain amendments to the DLLCA (where noted below) becoming effective on August 1, 2019.

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Chambers HNW 2018 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Trusts and Estates Group in Delaware Private Wealth Law

Chambers HNW 2018 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher Trusts and Estates Group in Delaware Private Wealth Law

In its 2018 guide, Chambers High Net Worth ranked Connolly Gallagher LLP for Private Wealth Law in Delaware. Sources report the Trusts & Estates team are “hugely knowledgeable about the law as well as the various procedures and the court system in Delaware.” Another source praises the team saying, “They are very oriented toward client service, their responsiveness is second to none and their level of commitment is unmatched.”

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Connolly Gallagher Debuts in IAM Patent 1000 2018

Intellectual Asset Management (“IAM”) has released IAM Patent 1000 –The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2018. It reports that Connolly Gallagher LLP received recommendations from both local and national commentators as being “professional, polished, accommodating, flexible and a joy to work with.”

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Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Connolly Gallagher LLP

Released today, the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes five Connolly Gallagher attorneys and two of the firm’s practice areas.  With a growing presence in the market and significant experience, Connolly Gallagher is described as “very good at what they do.” Sources report “the lawyers are down-to-earth people who are genuinely concerned with customer service and the integrity and well-being of our organization.”

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Connolly Gallagher Welcomes Shaun Michael Kelly

Connolly Gallagher is pleased to announce that Shaun Michael Kelly has joined the firm as an associate in the Corporate Litigation group.  He joins us from the Delaware Department of Justice where he served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division.  “Shaun’s experience will further enhance our litigation practice,” said Connolly Gallagher’s Managing Partner Arthur G. (“Chip”) Connolly, III.  “We welcome Shaun aboard.”

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