WILMINGTON, Delaware – Allen M. Terrell Jr. has been elected president of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA). Terrell is a director of Richards, Layton & Finger, where he focuses on corporate and complex commercial litigation and provides governance and transactional advice to corporations and their boards of directors and committees. Past president of Richards, Layton & Finger and past chairman of the firm’s litigation department, Terrell begins his tenure as president of the DSBA on July 1, 2008. The DSBA has nearly 4000 members and is dedicated to helping Delaware lawyers improve their practice so that they can best serve their clients.
Terrell’s goals as president of the DSBA include working to maintain the Delaware bar’s reputation as one of the nation’s most collegial and professional bar associations. Terrell is also committed to continuing the DSBA’s history of lawyers helping lawyers, offering initiatives to assist new attorneys and to help all members of the bar keep up with technological advances in the legal field.
Terrell is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He serves on the Corporation Law and Litigation Sections of the DSBA and the Business Law and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association. A contributor to several law reviews, Terrell has also published numerous articles in The Business Lawyer and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law and coauthored the Delaware chapter of the Product Liability Desk Reference. The Benchmark guide to America’s leading litigators awarded Terrell its highest rating, and he is listed in the 2008 edition of Delaware Super Lawyers. Terrell earned both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Harvard University.
About the Firm
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. provides legal services to its clients in Delaware, the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to local clients. Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been leaders in cases decided in Delaware courts addressing corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, fiduciary relations, commercial and other general civil matters.
About the Delaware State Bar Association
The Delaware State Bar Association is committed to helping lawyers improve their practice and to educating the public regarding the law. The DSBA exerts its influence in connection with issues involving the profession of law and its enforcement and in assuring justice for all persons. It also works to cultivate a spirit of good fellowship and camaraderie among the members of the legal profession, and to improve relations between the legal community and the public at large.