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General Counsel

At Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, we have more than 19 years of experience representing a diverse range of Delaware companies and businesses. We are especially sensitive to the needs of small businesses in Wilmington and across the surrounding areas. Our lawyers seek to be valuable assets to your business by providing hands-on, effective legal advice and advocacy on any issue that arises. We strive to improve operations and respond to legal hurdles in the most efficient and cost-conscious way possible.

From A To Z, We Have You Covered

Our role as your general or in-house counsel is to help you handle any legal issue that presents a challenge or threat to your business. Think of us as your legal issues managers. Our job begins by getting you to think ahead in terms of planning and preparing for problems. We help you think strategically regarding your business operations, transactions, acquisitions, and partnering and financing decisions.

What structural consequences will result from adding or eliminating a partner? Whatever your industry or specialty, we deliver solid general counsel services aimed at ensuring your success. Are you a corporation? Not-for-profit corporation? Partnership? We have handled myriad business issues involving various entity types.

By forming a general counsel relationship, we give you direct access to our knowledge and resources. We provide services, including:

  • Analysis of structure
  • Business operation guidance
  • Commercial contract negotiations and preparation
  • Employment counseling
  • Litigation
  • Referring to other counsel when necessary or advisable

We understand our clients' need to have questions answered quickly, which is why we make accessibility a priority. Throughout your company's lifetime, we will provide you with comprehensive legal advice.

Legal Advice For Delaware Businesses

Contact us to discuss your business objectives and learn how we can help you reach your goals. You can reach us at 302- 529-0121 to schedule your consultation. Our office is conveniently located in the suburbs near Wilmington.

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  • Sheridan v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 100 F.3d 1061 (3rd Cir. 1996) (en banc) (Plaintiff's jury verdict and the "pretext only" paradigm for proof of intentional discrimination established).
  • Hawkins v. Division of State Police, et al., C.A. No. 99-297-SLR (Religious discrimination case which successfully obtained an offer of judgment and caused the State to stop using the MMPI-1.
  • Miller v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., C. A. No. 01-827-JJF (D.Del. 2003) (Race Discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Panaro v. J.C. Penny, Inc., C.A. 01C-02-010 JOH, 2002 WL 130692 (Del. Super. 2002)(In a personal injury case, admission into evidence of direct examination of deceased deponent/plaintiff does not.
  • Price, et al. v. L. Aaron Chaffinch, et al., C.A. No. 04-956-GMS, 2006 WL 1313178 (D.Del. 2006) (First Amendment Retaliation, Petitions Clause and Defamation Claims survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Reyes v. Freebery, 141 Fed. Appx. 49 (3d Cir. 2005) (per curiam) remanding to District Court to explain its restrictions on the public's right to access to judicial records and counsel's First Amendment.
  • Underwood v. Sear Roebuck and Co., 343 F.Supp.2d 259 (D.Del. 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgment).
  • Shotzberger v. State of Delaware Dept. Of Correction, 2004 WL 758354 (D.Del. Jan. 30, 2004) (Gender discrimination claim survived Motion for Summary Judgement).
  • Stull v. Thomas S. Neuberger, P.A., 2003 WL 21481016 (Del. Super. Febr. 28, 2003) (Effect of Delaware accord and satisfaction law on a contract for legal services).
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