Litigation Expertise

High-stakes, fast-moving corporate and fiduciary cases, such as corporate control and governance disputes, litigation over transaction terms, proxy contests, valuation disputes, litigation involving Delaware trusts, and many other types of corporate and business litigation are best handled by a core team of experienced, dedicated and resourceful attorneys who have the energy and commitment to address sophisticated issues on an expedited basis. Because of the speed with which these disputes develop and the nature of the issues involved, the cases typically do not lend themselves to large, multi-level teams with a large number of attorneys.

Abrams & Bayliss was formed to provide the type of specialized, focused platform that can best litigate these cases with a small group of highly experienced attorneys.

Abrams & Bayliss attorneys have extensive experience and substantial expertise in a wide range of business, fiduciary and corporate litigation, both at the trial and appellate level. Unlike many firms, we frequently represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and this experience gives our attorneys an added measure of insight on strategic and tactical issues. We have a proven track record of offensive and defensive successes, including both obtaining and defeating expedited injunction applications and successfully prosecuting and defending claims for monetary or equitable relief. We do a substantial amount of trial work and we typically handle difficult, risky, novel and high-stakes problems.

Abrams & Bayliss’ litigation practice primarily involves actions in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the nation’s preeminent corporate law court, and the Delaware Supreme Court, the highest court in the State of Delaware. The legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, produced by the international ranking firm Chambers & Partners, rates partners Kevin Abrams and Tom Bayliss as two of the best lawyers in Delaware in the areas of business and commercial litigation. Benchmark Litigation recognized Abrams & Bayliss as the Delaware Firm of the Year in 2016 and 2019.

All A&B partners have extensive first chair litigation and trial experience. A&B’s associates have educational accomplishments and professional experience that match or exceed their counterparts at the national law firms that typically recommend A&B to their most important clients. A&B attorneys also appear regularly in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In addition to our Delaware practice, we frequently represent clients in other jurisdictions on matters involving Delaware law, corporate or business organization issues, or other commercial disputes. A&B attorneys also handle commercial arbitration disputes, both in Delaware and nationally.