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James L. Holzman

James L. Holzman

Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A.

Wilmington, DE, USA


James L. Holzman is the senior member of Prickett, Jones & Elliott, P.A. His litigation practice concentrates principally on defense of litigation involving mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities law, and other complex business matters. He has tried cases in all of Delaware's principal trial courts and in federal courts both in and outside of Delaware. His corporate law practice focuses on advising Delaware corporations, boards of directors, and board committees on fiduciary duties and the application and construction of provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law in contexts such as mergers and acquisitions and other transactional settings and those involving governance and compliance issues.  He has represented special board committees formed to negotiate major transactions as well as those convened to conduct investigations.

 Mr. Holzman is a longtime member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. As chair of the Council from 2008 through 2010, he led the legislative and other responses of the Council to the unprecedented events in the financial markets. He is a member of the Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee. He has served the Court of Chancery as a special master in several complex cases. He also has held a number of leadership positions with the American Bar Association, chairing the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, and serving as a member of the Editorial Board of The Business Lawyer, among other positions.

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