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Matthew J. O'Toole

Matthew J. O'Toole

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA


Mr. O'Toole is the chair of Potter Anderson's Business Group, a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and chair of the firm's Blockchain Committee.  He concentrates his practice on corporate and commercial transactions, particularly the structure and use of Delaware business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships (general and limited) and statutory trusts. He often serves as counsel to lenders, borrowers, investors, managers, trustees and other parties involved in both domestic and international business transactions. His practice frequently involves providing third-party legal opinions concerning Delaware’s General Corporation Law, Delaware’s alternative entity statutes, the Delaware UCC and other applicable law.

Matt currently serves as a member, and is the immediate past chair, of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. He also sits on the drafting committees responsible for the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Delaware Revised Partnership Act, and the Delaware Statutory Trust Act. Matt has served previously on other committees established by the Council, including the Technology Update Committee, which undertook a comprehensive review of Delaware’s General Corporation Law to study and recommend changes to that statute to accommodate current technology. He is one of the principal drafters of the Delaware Revised Captive Insurance Company Act and the Delaware Insurance Company Mutual-to-Stock Conversion Act.

Matt is co-author of Symonds & O'Toole on Delaware Limited Liability Companies, published by CSC/LexisNexis. His articles on amendments to Delaware’s corporate and alternative entity statutes and the Delaware UCC are published regularly in CSC’s Delaware Laws Governing Business Entities and he is author of the “Delaware Limited Liability Company Practice Guide,” in State Limited Liability Company & Partnership Laws (Aspen Law & Business).  In addition, he has written a number of other publications and guides that serve as references for both business and legal professionals.

Matt has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law and securitization and structured finance law. He also has been recognized as one of the leading corporate, alternative entities, and M&A lawyers in Delaware by Chambers & Partners.

Matt earned his J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 1992, his M.A. from Fordham University in 1988, and his B.A. summa cum laude from Fordham University in 1985.

Matthew J. O'Toole is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Delaware LLC & LP Developments - Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Delaware LLC & LP Developments - Delaware LLC & LP Developments, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Delaware LLC & LP Developments - Delaware LLC & LP Developments, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Delaware LLC & LP Developments - Delaware LLC & LP Developments, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Delaware Law Developments 2018: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, May 31, 2018, New York, NY
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