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Lisa R. Stark

Lisa Stark is a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office. Lisa has over 20 years of corporate experience in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, initial public offerings, proxy contests, and hostile takeovers. She also has experience advising private and public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance matters and has a significant capital markets practice. Lisa also advises private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their investments in Delaware corporations.

Lisa began her career as a corporate litigator and continues to provide advice and litigate in connection with deal-related litigation and governance matters. Her practice includes advising hedge funds and other asset management firms on litigation pending in the Delaware courts.

Lisa is active in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is a member of Council, the Business Law Section’s governing body. Lisa also is the Co- Delaware Court Liaison for the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Jurisprudence Subcommittee Co-Chair for the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee. She also sits on the Business Law Section's Content Board.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was a corporate partner at another Wilmington, Delaware law firm.

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Governance Law (2023-current)
  • Recommend by Who's Who Legal M&A and Governance in the area of for Mergers and Acquisitions (2019-Current)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 for M&A (2019)
  • Ray Garrett Institute Planning Committee (2019-current)
  • Service to Children Award for 10 years of Pro Bono Work (State of Delaware) (2013, 2022)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2017-current)
  • Co-Chair, Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence Subcommittee, American Bar Association
  • Past Editor-in-Chief, Preferred Returns, an ABA publication
  • Past Editor-in-Chief, Business Law Today, an ABA publication
  • Member, Content Board, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Council, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Attorney Guardian Ad Litem, Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate
  • Delaware Court Liaison, Mergers and Acquisitions Committe
  • Commentator, Mock Oral Argument, Board Oversight of ESG, Ray Garrett Institute, Northwestern University, October 2023
  • Moderator, A Conversation with the Honorable Vice Chancellor Will, Ray Garrett Institute, Northwestern University, October 2023
  • Earnouts: Trends, Pitfalls and Tips—Market Trends Subcommittee Meeting, ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting, September 2023
  • Caremark Claims, Southeast Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance, May 2023
  • Private Company Acquisitions: Negotiating and Navigating the Fraud Exception, Strafford Publications webinar, 2023 and 2022
  • M&A 2021-2022 Delaware Update: Entire Fairness Standard, Caremark Duties, Appraisal Rights, Demand Futility, Strafford Publications webinar, 2022
  • Delaware Law Traps for M&A Practitioners, North Carolina Bar Association presentation, 2021
  • Recent Changes in Pennsylvania and Delaware Law Affecting Corporations, LLCs and Other Entities, K&L Gates Corporate Practice Speaker Series, 2016
  • Negotiating Contractual Indemnity in M&A Deals: Transactional and Litigation Considerations, Strafford Publications webinar, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Appraisal Rights: A Changing New World, Panelist, webcast, 2014
  • Joint Ventures: Critical Issues, Panelist, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Vancouver, BC, 2014
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Private Equity M&A Deals, Panelist, Strafford Publications webinar, 2015 and 2018
  • Key Issues in Corporate Transactions: Lessons Learned from Select Delaware Cases, University of Texas School of Law's 29th Annual Technology Law Conference, 2016
  • Business Formation: Start to Finish, National Bar Institute, Wilmington, DE, 2018
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements for Venture Capital Investments, Strafford Publications webinar, 2018
  • Shareholder Meetings & Public Companies: Proxy Materials, Shareholder Proposals, Governance Best Practices, Strafford Publications webinar, 2018
  • Annual Survey of Judicial Developments Pertaining to Private Equity and Venture Capital, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, 2018
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