Mr. Christensen will be a key member in the firm’s corporate litigation practice and also adds to the firm’s ability to advise on mergers, acquisitions, and other transactional matters. He has experience defending directors and officers in high stakes litigation in Delaware, including both derivative and class action suits, as well as representing shareholders in such actions. In addition, he has also represented public and private companies, private equity firms, and activists in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Mr. Christensen has contributed to publications including The Daily Deal, The M&A Lawyer and The M&A Journal, among others.
“I am excited to join McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler as it continues to expand its presence in the Delaware legal community,” said Christensen. “The firm’s rapid growth and reputation for quality and integrity offers a strong platform on which to grow a corporate litigation and advisory practice.”
“Joseph brings substantial knowledge in the corporate litigation space, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” said Matthew D’Emilio, managing member at McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler. “He will bring additional depth to our corporate litigation practice led by Thomas Uebler while expanding capabilities on the corporate transactional side.”
He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 2008, where he was a member of the Iowa Law Review. He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 2004.
About McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler
McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler is a Wilmington-based law firm specializing in trusts, estates, and tax; business transactions; and litigation. With a commitment to responsiveness, strategic thinking, and efficiency, the firm represents both corporate and individual clients in transactional and litigation matters. The firm was founded in 2018.
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Joseph Christensen Joins McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler as Counsel
Matthew P. D’Emilio Presents at Delaware State Bar Association CLE
Matthew P. D’Emilio, managing member of McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, presented at the October 17, 2018 continuing legal education program “Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2018” sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association. The program took place at the DSBA offices in Wilmington, and is one of seven programs required of newly admitted Delaware attorneys. Matt, along with co-present Beth A. Gansen Knight, presented on proper Will drafting techniques.
MDSU Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers in America
MDSU attorneys Matthew D’Emilio and Thomas Uebler have been named in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Mr. D’Emilio was recognized for trusts and estates and Mr. Uebler was recognized for trusts and estates litigation. Best Lawyers, the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, compiles its annual list of distinguished lawyers by conducting national surveys in which thousands of lawyers provide substantive evaluations of their peers.
Two MDSU Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Chambers High Net Worth Ranking
McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC is delighted to announce that two of its members were recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers High Net Worth:
Matthew D'Emilio (Band 2) is the managing partner at McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC. "I think very highly of him as he has excellent legal abilities," remarks one market insider. Another local adviser notes that "he demonstrates level-headed judgement." He deals with the full spectrum of wealth management and estate planning matters and also has experience in fiduciary litigation. An interviewee reports: "He is very experienced and excellent at drafting. He is very responsive and very thoughtful and he can deal with the most complex of matters."
Jennifer E. Smith (Up and Coming) is described by a Delaware source as "a great up-and-coming lawyer." She focuses her practice on estate and tax planning and advises both individual and institutional clients. "She is very bright and makes strong links with clients," observes one wealth adviser, while another peer notes that her "technical skills are highly impressive." Smith also handles fiduciary litigation. A market insider says that "ultimately, she provides great advice and makes sure the client does things the right way."
About Chambers HNW. Published by Chambers & Partners, Chambers HNW covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, and features in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families. Rankings in Chambers HNW are based on client and peer-review interviews and research.
About McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC. McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC is a Delaware law firm focusing on trusts, estates, and tax; business transactions; and litigation. MDSU represents corporate and individual clients in a range of transactional and litigation matters with a commitment to strategic thinking, responsiveness, and efficiency.
MDSU Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers
Matthew P. D’Emilio and Thomas A. Uebler have been recognized by Super Lawyers in its 2018 list of top Delaware attorneys. Mr. D’Emilio is listed as a rising star for estate planning and probate, and Mr. Uebler is listed as a rising star for estate and trust litigation. This is the seventh consecutive year of recognition for Mr. D’Emilio and the fifth consecutive year of recognition for Mr. Uebler.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers, from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. In recognition of excellence in practice, only 2.5% of all Delaware attorneys receive this honor.
Formation of McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC
Daniel P. McCollom, Matthew P. D’Emilio, Jennifer E. Smith and Thomas A. Uebler are pleased to announce the formation of McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC, a Delaware law firm focusing on trust, estates, and tax; business transactions; and litigation. The attorneys at McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler represent corporate and individual clients in a range of transactional and litigation matters with a commitment to strategic thinking, responsiveness, and efficiency. Visit mdsulaw.com for more information about the firm.