Corporate & Legal Services


Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware, Corporate and Legal Services Industry in Delaware


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.


Industry Overview

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.

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 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.

Key Companies


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Benesesch Logo
Drinker Biddle Logo
Morris James Delaware Logo
MNAT logo
Pepper Hamilton Logo
Potter Anderson and Corroon LLP Logo
CT, Wolters Kluwer Logo
Richards, Layton and Finger Logo
Skadden Logo
Young, Conaway, Stargatt and Taylor LLP
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Success Stories


Incorporating in Delaware icon

Incorporating in



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.
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More Resources


Delaware Division of Corporations
Delaware Division of Corporations

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.

Forming a Delaware Corporation
Form a Delaware business entity

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For more than 100 years, businesses around the world have chosen to incorporate in Delaware due to the State’s advanced and flexible corporate statutes, the expertise and efficiency of our judiciary, and our business-friendly state government. Forming a Delaware corporation is a streamlined process.

Delaware Corporate and Legal Service Blog
Delaware Corporate and Legal Services Blog

The INCORPORATE 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 Website
Delaware Corporate Law Website

The Delaware Corporate Law Website 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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