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Peter B. Ladig

Peter B. Ladig

Morris James LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Peter B. Ladig has extensive experience in the Delaware Court of Chancery, as well as in all other State and Federal Courts in Delaware. He has been involved in over 50 published court decisions.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance and commercial litigation, stockholder litigation, fiduciary duties, partnership and limited liability company disputes, and class action and derivative litigation. Pete represents both stockholders and directors in corporate litigation in the Court of Chancery in a wide range of matters, including advancement of legal fees and expenses, reviews of elections of directors, requests to inspect books and records, and claims for breaches of fiduciary duties. He also represents corporations and other entities in commercial disputes involving breach of contract claims and claims arising under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

Pete was recognized by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the years 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 as one of the leading Chancery Court practitioners in Delaware. Chambers USA 2011 reported, "Pete is someone whose advice 'is always right on the mark and who provides a lot of good guidance.'" In Chambers USA 2012, Pete was described as someone who "knows the courts, has a good sense of the law and has a good sense of strategy - I feel I can rely on him for everything related to a Delaware lawsuit."

Pete has authored several articles pertaining to corporate and commercial litigation in Delaware. He also frequently speaks before groups of professionals regarding Delaware laws affecting LLCs and other business entities.


Corporate control disputes
Breach of fiduciary duty claims
Actions seeking advancement and indemnification
Shareholder rights disputes
Breach of contract claims
Actions brought by directors, officers, stockholders and creditors

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Richard S. Rodney American Inn of Court
Court of Chancery Rules Committee

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