Eric Feldman is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. He practices in the areas of alternative entities and general business, focusing primarily on issues relating to the utilization of Delaware alternative entities, such as limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, statutory trusts and special purpose corporations, in all types of domestic and cross-border business and commercial transactions. These include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securitizations, structured finance, venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds, master limited partnerships, special purpose/bankruptcy remote entity structures, public and private offerings, limited liability company and trust preferred securities transactions, and Tier 1 capital transactions.
Eric also has extensive experience advising clients on issues relating to the organization, operation, management, governance, dissolution, and winding-up of alternative entities, the duties, fiduciary and otherwise, of general partners, managers, directors, special committees and trustees of such entities, and the structuring and restructuring, including through mergers, conversions, transfers and domestications, of such entities.
In addition, Eric regularly represents financial institutions in a variety of roles in which they serve in financing and secured transactions, including as trustee, indenture trustee, collateral agent, escrow agent, paying agent, and independent manager/director.
Eric’s practice often involves authoring opinion letters relating to Delaware entities, as well as rendering advice and legal opinions relating to the creation and perfection of security interests under Delaware law, including the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code.
Additionally, Eric is experienced in providing support to litigators with respect to litigation and arbitration matters, both in the Delaware Court of Chancery and in other domestic and international courts, involving Delaware alternative entities, including serving as an expert witness in such matters.
- Named a leading alternative entities practitioner by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, one of the most respected legal rankings in the world.
- Delaware State Bar Association: Corporation Law Section; Alternative Entities Subcommittee (the committee responsible for drafting Delaware's pre-eminent limited liability company and partnership statutes); Commercial Law Section; Ad Hoc Committee on Proposed Ownership Legislation
- American Bar Association: Business Law Section; Vice Chair of the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities (LPUE) Committee; Business Law Section Advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Drafting Committee on Uniform Law Enforcement Access to Entity Information Act; Chair of the LPUE Committee’s Record Owners Legislation Task Force; LPUE Committee representative to the Business Law Section Joint Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Initiatives; Editorial Board member of the LPUE Committee’s Model Single Member Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement Subcommittee ; Mergers and Acquisitions Committee; Legal Opinions Committee; Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
Eric has spoken at numerous legal and banking seminars and webinars on matters of alternative entity law, including the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting, the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, the Annual Symposium on Delaware Business Entity Law, the annual Delaware State Bar Association program sponsored by the Alternative Entities Subcommittee and the American Bankers Association Capital Markets Seminar.