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Corporate & Legal Services

Delaware's preeminence as the corporate home to more than one million entities around the world drives a network of high level legal professionals and companies.

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Delaware is the undisputed leader in corporate and legal services in the U.S., the result of the State's unique combination of corporate laws, court system, outstanding professional services, and a highly responsive Division of Corporations.

The Delaware General Corporation Law is the backbone of corporate governance worldwide, providing management with maximum flexibility to run their companies and guidelines for protecting shareholders' long term value. Delaware's Court of Chancery is internationally recognized as the preeminent forum for resolving corporate disputes fairly and quickly. The State's Division of Corporations provides fast, accommodating service to its corporate citizens and the legal and corporate professionals operating on their behalf.

These factors come together to make Delaware an ideal location for establishing and growing law firms and/or business operations. A growing number of firms are looking to bring administrative and support functions to the State, attracted by tax incentives for offered by Delaware, and also by the thriving legal community, low operating costs, and affordable and high-quality living.

Our strong and sophisticated legal community counts nearly 500 Delaware attorneys, judges and academics. Delaware is home to dozens of high-profile corporate firms. The sheer number of Delaware entities and volume of related activity makes Delaware a prime location for service providers of all sizes providing entity formation, registered agent services and corporate and personal planning.

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Ballard Spahr LLP
Benesch Attorneys at Law
Drinker Biddle
Morris James Delaware

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Potter Anderson &Amp; Corroon LLP
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Richards, Layton & Finger
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Corporation Service Company

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Incorporating in Delaware

Incorporating in Delaware

The biggest, brightest and fastest-growing companies are incorporated in Delaware. The State's infrastructure, courts and laws create an environment for success and growth that investors can trust. Read the full story →


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Delaware Division of Corporations

Delaware Division of Corporations

corp.delaware.gov

Delaware's DOC offers companies, attorneys, and registered agents a complete suite of services and has specialists to answer questions and assist with corporate, UCC and tax filings. All filings can be completed using the e-Corp Internet filing system. The DOC also offers online name reservations, entity status and general information.



Delaware State Bar Association

Delaware State Bar Association

www.dsba.org

The DSBA promotes ethical conduct by lawyers, offers continuing legal education, protects the public from the unauthorized practice of law, reviews and makes recommendations regarding Delaware's court system, fosters the mentoring of new lawyers, and promotes fraternal relationships among the State's attorneys.



Delaware Corporate and Legal Service Blog

Delaware Corporate and Legal Service Blog

decals.delaware.gov

The DECALS blog is the State of Delaware's official source for news and events related to Delaware corporate law and its courts, featuring posts on current developments in corporate law, as well as in-depth articles prepared by corporate attorneys and judges in the State. Subscribe to receive updates.



Delaware Corporate Law

Delaware Corporate Law

corplaw.delaware.gov

The Delaware Corporate Law Website (corplaw.delaware.gov) offers a comprehensive collection of articles that lays out the advantages of Delaware Corporate Law in 10 languages. Topics include the benefits for international business, a primer on Delaware's General Corporation Law, the fiduciary duties of Delaware directors, and a look at alternative entities.




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