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Evan O Williford

Litigation Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DE
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Evan

Learn Evan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    80%
    I represent clients in corporate and other business litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and other Delaware courts, including the Delaware Superior Court and the Delaware federal District Court.

    22 years

  2. Appeals
    10%
    I represent clients on appeals of corporate and other business litigation to the Delaware Supreme Court and other courts.

    22 years

  3. Business
    4%
    I advise clients on significant business questions and issues, including about the corporate governance, stock, and structure of Delaware corporations and other entities like LLCs, and their organizational documents such as certificates of incorporation and bylaws.

    22 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    3%
    I assist clients with business contracts, including those relating to the corporate governance of Delaware corporations and other entities like LLCs, and their organizational documents such as certificates of incorporation and bylaws.

    22 years

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    3%
    I advise clients on significant issues related to the formation and corporate governance, stock, and structure of Delaware corporations and other entities like LLCs.

    22 years

Evan O. Williford has extensive experience in corporate litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court specifically, and commercial litigation before Delaware courts in general. Mr. Williford also advises clients on questions regarding Delaware business law that are non-routine or likely to lead to litigation.

Mr. Williford has authored a number of articles on Delaware corporate law in such publications as The M&A Lawyer, the Corporate Governance Advisor, and Insights.

Mr. Williford grew up in Delaware, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature magna cum laude from the University of Delaware, and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School cum laude. While in law school Mr. Williford was an Articles Editor for the Cornell Law Review. After law school Mr. Williford clerked for Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey of the Delaware Supreme Court, then practiced for a number of years with two Delaware firms well-respected in corporate litigation.

Mr. Williford is admitted to practice law in Delaware state court and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Williford publishes periodic updates on Delaware law at the Delaware Corporate Law Update:  .

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Location

The Williford Firm LLC
901 N. Market Street
Suite 800
Wilmington, DE, 19801

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Posted by Randy | August 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Service so GREAT we are still in shock !
This was potentially a long drawn out & Very Expensive case in the making. We were truly dreading having to get an attorney involved. ALL Associates at this firm were all of this & then some: Ethical, Honest, Hard Working, Responsive to an Amazing Level, Knowledgeable & here is the " Kicker " they shared & performed Very Much in advance of the retainer being sent. So much so that we feel guilty for not " having to hire them " ! I spoke to all in person & Via E-mail practically daily. They truly Refused payment numerous times in spite of Helping Tremendously ! We have a new found respect for Attorneys ( Not that I was in the " Hater " club to start with ). Though I can honestly say, these people practically " Ran into a burning building " for us. Seriously we were about to have to Sue the State of Delaware ( Not real Comfortable ) I would not think for a Municipality they work in Daily ! I can not say Enough Great here, Though if permitted you may call me: Randy. I do not know other attorneys in Delaware. My guess is You Can't Possibly do better than these Professionals ! Sincerely, Randy
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 550-550 per hour
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Delaware Supreme Court, Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • Cornell Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Washington v. Preferred Communication Systems, Inc.
  • Supreme Court awarded clients attorneys' fees
  • Judy v. Preferred Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Court awarded $0 to opponent. Judy v. PCSI, 2016 WL 4992687 (Del. Ch. Sept. 19, 2016).
  • Fotta v. Morgan
  • The Court largely denied opponent defendants' motion for summary judgment. Fotta v. Morgan, 2016 WL 775032 (Del. Ch. Feb. 29, 2016).
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Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Articles Editor, The Cornell Law Review
  • Cornell Law School
  • 2001
  • Cum Laude
  • Cornell Law School
  • 2001
  • Magna cum laude
  • University of Delaware
  • 1996

Publications

  • The M&A Lawyer
  • An Expanding Tri-Star: The Delaware Supreme Court Broadens the Tri-Star/Rossette Doctrine
  • 2007
  • The M&A Lawyer
  • NetSmart: Lessons for Boards And Their Advisors On Private Equity Deals
  • 2007
  • The Corporate Governance Advisor
  • “Times May Change, But Fiduciary Duties Do Not”: The Post-Trial Opinion in Disney
  • 2005

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