Michael A. Pittenger advises clients regarding all aspects of the Delaware General Corporation Law and the governance of Delaware corporations. He routinely counsels corporations, directors, and board committees regarding transactions such as mergers, recapitalizations, reorganizations, asset sales, dividends, stock repurchases, charter and bylaw amendments, preferred stock designations, and dissolutions. Mike also authors opinion letters on a wide range of Delaware corporate law matters.

Mike’s corporate litigation practice involves the representation of corporations, directors, and stockholders in fiduciary duty litigation, M&A and corporate takeover litigation, and statutory proceedings under the Delaware General Corporation Law. Mike is the co-author of Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery (Lexis Law Publishing). The work is recognized as a leading authority on Delaware corporate practice and has been cited by the Delaware courts in approximately 500 published opinions.


Mike is an active member of both the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of Business Law. He previously served as co-chair of the Task Force on M&A Litigation, which is a joint task force of those two Committees, and as chair of the Indemnification and Insurance Subcommittee of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee.

In addition, Mike is a frequent speaker on Delaware corporate law and corporate litigation matters, including continuing legal education programs and programs sponsored by the American Bar Association.


A longtime participant in firm committees and management, Mike is the practice group leader of Potter Anderson's Transactions and Corporate Counseling Group and serves on the firm's Executive Committee.



Contact info:

  • ph: 302.984.6136
  • mpittenger@potteranderson.com



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Michael A. Pittenger - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Corporate Law - Delaware