McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC
Trusts, Estates, Tax | Business Transactions | Litigation

Thomas A. Uebler

 
Thomas A. Uebler - McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC

Practice Focus
Fiduciary Litigation
Corporate Litigation


Contact
Direct: (302) 468-5963
Fax: (302) 691-6834
tuebler@mdsulaw.com
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Administrative Support
Judy W. Keating
(302) 468-5965
jkeating@mdsulaw.com

THOMAS A. UEBLER
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Tom practices fiduciary and corporate litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other Delaware courts. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants as lead counsel and local Delaware counsel. In addition to his litigation practice, Tom counsels clients on statutory and fiduciary duties under Delaware law.

In law school, Tom was the editor in chief of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and he served as a Wolcott Clerk to the Honorable Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court.

Tom has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2014 to 2018 and by Best Lawyers for 2018.

Select experience:

  • Represented companies, directors, officers, and stockholders in fiduciary duty, corporate control, corporate governance, statutory, advancement, indemnification, books and records, appraisal, and contractual disputes
  • Represented corporate trustee in successfully defending beneficiaries’ breach of trust claims based on the corporate trustee’s governance and investment practices
  • Represented corporate trustee in defending beneficiary’s claim challenging a trust decanting under Delaware law
  • Represented beneficiaries of a Delaware statutory trust in defending another beneficiary’s claim to dissolve the trust
  • Represented beneficiaries through a successful trial in revoking an invalid will from probate and admitting to probate a corrected version of the will
  • Appointed by the Delaware Court of Chancery as the receiver of a dissolved Delaware corporation
  • Appointed by the Delaware Court of Chancery as attorney ad litem for a minor in trust litigation

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Supreme Court
 

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian
  • Arizona State University, B.S., magna cum laude

Memberships

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member-At-Large of Executive Committee (2016-2017)
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Personal and Community Activites

  • Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, Director 
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History, Trustee
  • Board of Bar Examiners of the Delaware Supreme Court, Associate Member (2011-2014)
  • Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court, Barrister 
  • Delaware High School Mock Trial Competition, Tatnall School Coach
  • Friends of Wilmington Parks, President (2011-2017)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Risk Awareness Advisor

Publications

  • In Declining to Modify a Trust, Chancery Court Reaffirms that a Settlor's Intent is Paramount, Delaware Banker (Summer 2015)
  • Preserving a Seller’s Attorney-Client Privilege After Great Hill, Delaware Business Court Insider (2014)
  • Reinterpreting Section 141(e) of Delaware’s General Corporation Law: Why Interested Directors Should Be “Fully Protected” in Relying on Expert Advice, The Business Lawyer (2010)
  • Post-Closing Remedies for Breach of the Duty of Disclosure, PLI (2009)
  • Shareholder Police Power: Shareholders' Ability to Hold Directors Accountable for Intentional Violations of Law, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)
  • Finding Safe Harbor: Clarifying the Limited Application of Section 144, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (2008)
  • The (Mis)Application of Section 144, Delaware Lawyer (2008)