Jennifer Veet Barrett

Counsel

302.651.7622
302.651.7701 (fax)
barrett@rlf.com
Jennifer Veet Barrett focuses her practice on transactional matters involving Delaware corporations, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. In addition, she has experience in transactional and commercial litigation in the Delaware Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. Jennifer also counsels clients in connection with Delaware’s newly adopted sustainability statute.
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  • Advised numerous public companies on the implementation of proxy access provisions in their governing documents
  • Advised a private self-regulatory organization in connection with various governance issues
  • Advised a public home goods company regarding a stock repurchase
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Jennifer Veet Barrett focuses her practice on transactional matters involving Delaware corporations, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. In addition, she has experience in transactional and commercial litigation in the Delaware Supreme Court and Court of Chancery. Jennifer also counsels clients in connection with Delaware’s newly adopted sustainability statute.

Jennifer has been a speaker and has authored several articles on Delaware corporate law. Prior to law school, Jennifer worked as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Experience

  • Advised numerous public companies on the implementation of proxy access provisions in their governing documents
  • Advised a private self-regulatory organization in connection with various governance issues
  • Advised a public home goods company regarding a stock repurchase
  • Advised companies in connection with the ratification and validation of defective corporate acts under Section 204 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware
  • Advised a public multimedia company in connection with its conversion from a public corporation to a public limited liability company 
  • Advised the special committee of a public entertainment company in connection with a transaction to enable the company to access its net operating losses
  • Advised a limited liability company in connection with its conversion to a Delaware corporation and its subsequent initial public offering 

Publications

  • "What Statute of Limitations Applies? The Effect of the Delaware Borrowing Statute on Claims Governed by Foreign Law," Business Law Today, March 2015   View >
  • "Words that Matter: Considerations in Drafting Preferred Stock Provisions," Business Law Today, January 2014   View >
  • "Delaware Courts May Award Expectation Damages for a Breach of an Obligation to Negotiate in Good Faith," Business Law Today, October 2013   View >
  • "Drafting a Mandatory Put Provision for Preferred Stock after ThoughtWorks," Business Law Today, January 23, 2012   View >
  • "What To Do About Informational Conflicts Involving Designated Directors," The Practical Lawyer, April 2011   View >
  • "Loyal to Whom? Recent Delaware Decisions Clarify Common Stockholders Are Primary Beneficiaries of Directors' Fiduciary Duties," Deal Lawyers, May-June 2010   View >

Presentations

  • "Takeaways from "M&A Practice: 2018"," March 15, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Corporate Law Video," June 13, 2017   View >
  • "2015 Amendments to Delaware's General Corporation Law, LLC Act and DRUPA," September 30, 2015
  • "Delaware Corporate Law Video," September 30, 2015   View >

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, King's College, 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advised several nonprofit corporations on formation and corporate governance matters, including drafting governing documents and advising boards of directors

Practices

  • Corporate Advisory and Governance
  • Sustainability

Experience

  • Advised numerous public companies on the implementation of proxy access provisions in their governing documents
  • Advised a private self-regulatory organization in connection with various governance issues
  • Advised a public home goods company regarding a stock repurchase
  • Advised companies in connection with the ratification and validation of defective corporate acts under Section 204 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware
  • Advised a public multimedia company in connection with its conversion from a public corporation to a public limited liability company 
  • Advised the special committee of a public entertainment company in connection with a transaction to enable the company to access its net operating losses
  • Advised a limited liability company in connection with its conversion to a Delaware corporation and its subsequent initial public offering 

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, King's College, 2000

Publications

  • "What Statute of Limitations Applies? The Effect of the Delaware Borrowing Statute on Claims Governed by Foreign Law," Business Law Today, March 2015   View >
  • "Words that Matter: Considerations in Drafting Preferred Stock Provisions," Business Law Today, January 2014   View >
  • "Delaware Courts May Award Expectation Damages for a Breach of an Obligation to Negotiate in Good Faith," Business Law Today, October 2013   View >
  • "Drafting a Mandatory Put Provision for Preferred Stock after ThoughtWorks," Business Law Today, January 23, 2012   View >
  • "What To Do About Informational Conflicts Involving Designated Directors," The Practical Lawyer, April 2011   View >
  • "Loyal to Whom? Recent Delaware Decisions Clarify Common Stockholders Are Primary Beneficiaries of Directors' Fiduciary Duties," Deal Lawyers, May-June 2010   View >

Presentations

  • "Takeaways from "M&A Practice: 2018"," March 15, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Corporate Law Video," June 13, 2017   View >
  • "2015 Amendments to Delaware's General Corporation Law, LLC Act and DRUPA," September 30, 2015
  • "Delaware Corporate Law Video," September 30, 2015   View >