Corporate and Business Transactions

Berger McDermott’s Corporate and Business Transactions group has considerable experience handling a broad range of business transactions, ranging from relatively simple business arrangements to the most complex and sophisticated commercial transactions.

Our transactional attorneys pride themselves on being flexible and creative in effectively managing the balance between protecting our clients’ interests and helping them cross the finish line to close the transaction.

Meet the Team

Roger D. Anderson

Partner, Corporate and Business Transactions

Christopher L. Messa

Partner, Corporate and Business Transactions

Spencer J. Miller

Associate, Corporate and Business Transactions

Christopher A. Zoida

Associate, Corporate and Business Transactions

Commercial Transactions

Berger McDermott attorneys handle a wide range of corporate and business transactions, with particular expertise in financing transactions, including real estate financing, structured finance, investment fund transactions, and securitizations.

Our Delaware attorneys routinely represent borrowers, lenders, investors, trustees, managers, investment funds, and other participants in corporate and business transactions. We frequently provide advice on the structure and use of Delaware entities in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase transactions, sale transactions, and cross-border transactions.

Our attorneys participate in various corporate and business law committees of the American Bar Association and Delaware State Bar Association.

Alternative Entity (Limited Liability Company, Partnership, and Statutory Trust) Advisory

Berger McDermott attorneys have extensive experience and expertise representing borrowers, managers, partners, general partners, trustees, and other participants in Delaware alternative entities. Our alternative entity attorneys specialize in Delaware’s alternative entity statutes and regularly work with limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, statutory trusts, and series entities.

We have particular expertise in structuring and utilizing alternative entities in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase and sale transactions, investment fund transactions, and securitizations. Our alternative entity attorneys provide counsel on fiduciary duties and have unique expertise in bankruptcy remote entity structures.

Our attorneys serve on the American Bar Association and Delaware State Bar Association subcommittees for Alternative Entities and the Uniform Commercial Code.

Corporate Advisory and Guidance

We regularly provide Delaware corporate advice regarding formation, management, fiduciary duties, and dissolutions. Based on our extensive experience, we offer advice and solutions specifically tailored to each client’s situation. Our attorneys are engaged as counsel to corporate boards of directors, committees, managers, officers, and stockholders.

We regularly partner with leading national and international law firms as special Delaware counsel for the most complex and sophisticated corporate issues and transactions. Our attorneys specialize in creative, flexible solutions to facilitate a successful and seamless transaction. Our cooperative and efficient approach makes Berger McDermott the preferred Delaware corporate and business law collaborator for many top law firms.


Delaware’s corporate and business statutes make it the venue of choice for the formation of large, well-established companies and start-ups alike. We have extensive experience representing businesses of all sizes across a range of industries to develop long-term strategic plans tailored to each client’s unique set of opportunities and challenges.

We routinely provide efficient and cost-effective representation for entrepreneurs to help bring their vision to life. We understand that entrepreneurs want to focus on building their businesses, not legal issues, and we provide the full suite of business law services necessary for emerging Delaware companies in each stage of growth.

We work closely with clients to develop a roadmap for tackling the critical legal issues that all new businesses face, including initial organization, governance and capital structure, seed financing, employment law compliance, compensation plans, angel and venture capital financings, and exit transactions.

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