WILMINGTON, Delaware – Richards, Layton & Finger director Doneene Keemer Damon has been elected to the Council of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Her term began at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting, held this year in Chicago from July 30 to August 4, 2009. Council members, who are elected to staggered four-year terms by the members of the Business Law Section at the annual meetings, are charged with representing and advocating the interests of the Business Law Section as well as overseeing section affairs and developing section policy.
Damon, a member of Richards Layton’s Business Department, focuses primarily on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory trusts in all types of commercial and business transactions, including securitizations, structured finance, investment funds, real estate financings and trust preferred securities transactions. She also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services in various commercial transactions.
Very active in numerous professional and community organizations, Damon serves on many committees and holds several leadership positions in the state and national bar. She is a frequent lecturer on the advantages of using Delaware statutory trusts in financing transactions. Damon received a JD, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law and a BS, cum laude, from St. Joseph’s University.
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Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. is Delaware's largest law firm and one of its oldest. It provides counsel on sophisticated financial transactions involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities, as well as advice and guidance to clients locally and around the world. Richards Layton 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.