The Williams Law Firm, P.A.: The first incorporated law firm in Wilmington, Delaware, since 1974.Delaware Business law experts.From drafting to litigating, we can help your business do business. Complex deal experience.Incorporation experts.Need Delaware Counsel for an Opinion Letter or to Review Loan Documents?Estate Planning experience that goes beyond document preparation.Let us help you review and negotiate leases, franchise agreements, employment issues, etc.Versatile lawyers with general practice experience.Delaware LLC experts.Chancery Court litigators offering value and tenacity.Helping to protect family businesses and second marriages through prenuptial agreements.From the Inventory to the Final Accounting. We are familiar with estate settlement and probate.Commercial real estate experts.Let us guide you through the trademark application process.Delaware Trust experts.Wills, Living Wills and comprehensive Estate Planning for all types.
John L. Williams is a Delaware attorney with extensive experience in business and trust planning and litigation.
Nationally, he is past-Chair of the ABA's LLC & Partnerships Committee related to its Real Property Trusts and Estates Section, Special Investors and Investment Structure Group. He was also an ABA advisor to the Uniform Protected Series Act. Nationally, he lectures extensively to lawyer groups on the LLC with a particular expertise in the Delaware Series LLC.
He also has a corporate and LLC litigation practice with about 100 cases in the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court, Bankruptcy Court, and Federa District Court for the District of Delaware. He also helps non-Delaware attorneys with Pro Hac Vice Motions to be admitted in Delaware Court.
He enjoys working with local businesses, executives, doctors and families with regard to business and estate planning. In that regard he has worked with multi-generational family farming operations (on literally bet-the-farm transactions and litigation), car dealerships, fast-food franchises, construction firms and a range of technology companies. He is familiar with tax strategies to minimize estate tax and not only prepares revocable trust agreements, but can also advise on how to fund and allocate assets between spouses. He also handles probate, estate administration and trust administration and prepared fiduciary income tax returns.
Additionally he also serves as Qualified Delaware Trustee for Domestic Asset Protection Trusts settled in Delaware no matter where the beneficiaries, grantors or administrative trustees are located.
He also consults with entrepreneurs on start-up issues, particularly related to choice of entity and tax elections in the context of his e-commerce business, www.incnow.com. He enjoys helping business owners with a variety of needs from purchase and sale agreements, assignment of intellectual property agreements, noncompete nondisclosure agreements, employment agreements, opinion letters on financing transactions (often for multi-million dollar commercial mortgage backed securities financing), business succession planning and more.
The Williams Law Firm leads business owners and families to attain goals. The firm advises business owners with sophisticated business and estate planning and litigation at reasonable rates. You can trust The Williams Law Firm when the most important things in your life are on the line: everything you own and everyone you love.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Friend of Rowing||Wilmington Rowing Center||2013|
|Delaware Natural Areas Advisory Council Reappointment||Delaware Governor Markell and Delaware Senate||2013|
|Top Attorney - Wealth Manager||Philadelphia Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorney - Wealth Manager||Philadelphia Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorney - Wealth Manager||Philadelphia Magazine||2011|
|Top Attorney - Wealth Manager||Philadelphia Magazine||2010|
|Delaware Natural Areas Advisory Council Appointment||Delaware Governor Minner and Delaware Senate||2007|
|Chemistry Nomenclature Award||Williams College||1995|
|President||Agents and Corporations Inc.||2001 - Present|
|President||The Williams Law Firm, P.A.||2001 - Present|
|Field Placement in Patent Law||The Coca Cola Company||2000 - 2001|
|Summer Clerk||The Delaware Supreme Court||2000 - 2000|
|Summer Clerk||Delaware Court of Chancery||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Real Property Trust and Estates Section Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee||Chair||2015 - Present|
|National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws||ABA RPTE Advisor to Series Entities Act||2014 - Present|
|Delaware State Bar Association||Member of Estates and Trusts Section||2010 - Present|
|Limited Liability Company Handbook||Sample Series LLC Agreement||2012|
|Emory University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Williams College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Estate Planning and Real Property, Spring Symposia||LLC Agreements in Real Estate Transactions||2015|
|National CLE Teleconference||Series LLCs||2015|
|ABA National Teleconference||Delaware Series LLC||2013|
|Drafting Series LLC Operating Agreements - National CLE Teleconference||Series LLC||2013|
|Sterling Education Services Seminar||Elder Law: Legal, Financial & Health Care Issues Seminar||2013|
|New Times Media v. Bay Guardian||Delaware Federal District Court ruled that Delaware state court could not enjoin California court ruling.|
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