Melissa K. Stubenberg

Director

302.651.7515
302.498.7701 (fax)
stubenberg@rlf.com
Melissa Stubenberg has extensive experience in various matters involving Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships. Her practice focuses on rendering advice as to matters of Delaware state law with respect to the formation, operation and dissolution of Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships.

Since beginning her Delaware practice in 1999, Melissa has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including securitizations, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds and private equity funds, secondary transactions, dissolution/winding up, reorganizations and joint ventures. Her practice involves, among other things, analyzing fiduciary duty and contractual interpretation issues for her clients, drafting various agreements, deal structuring, rendering legal opinions, and giving support in litigation matters relating to Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships. Melissa has worked on numerous cutting-edge transactions, including utilizing series partnerships and limited liability companies.
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Melissa Stubenberg has extensive experience in various matters involving Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships. A director in the firm’s Limited Liability Company and Partnership Advisory Group, her practice focuses on rendering advice as to matters of Delaware state law with respect to the formation, operation and dissolution of Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships.

Since beginning her Delaware practice in 1999, Melissa has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including securitizations, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds and private equity funds, dissolution/winding-up, reorganizations and joint ventures. Her practice involves, among other things, analyzing fiduciary duty and contractual interpretation issues for her clients, drafting various agreements, deal structuring, rendering legal opinions and giving support in litigation matters relating to Delaware limited liability companies and partnerships. Melissa has worked on numerous cutting edge transactions, including utilizing series partnerships and limited liability companies.

Many Fortune 500 companies and their subsidiaries and some of the world’s largest financial institutions, private equity funds and hedge funds are among Melissa’s clients. She has been involved as Delaware counsel on many high-profile private deal restructurings and management buy-outs.

Melissa is active in the firm’s pro bono program. She is also an avid equestrian.

Presentations

  • "ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting," April 7, 2016
  • "Default Fiduciary Duties in LLCs: An Update," September 22, 2015
  • "Waiver of Fiduciary Duties for Business Entities," May 27, 2015
  • "Mastering Corporations, Partnerships, & LLC's," September 17, 2014
  • "Delaware LLC Agreements: Planning and Drafting Approaches," November 25, 2013
  • "2013 LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Institute," October 17, 2013
  • "Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law," May 22, 2013
  • "Delaware Law Developments 2012: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know," June 12, 2012
  • "Hot Topics on Delaware Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships," October 11, 2011

Awards

  • The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyer, Private Equity Law, 2014

Education

  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1998
  • B.A., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1993

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 1999
  • Maryland, 1998

Education

  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1998
  • B.A., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1993

Presentations

  • "ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting," April 7, 2016
  • "Default Fiduciary Duties in LLCs: An Update," September 22, 2015
  • "Waiver of Fiduciary Duties for Business Entities," May 27, 2015
  • "Mastering Corporations, Partnerships, & LLC's," September 17, 2014
  • "Delaware LLC Agreements: Planning and Drafting Approaches," November 25, 2013
  • "2013 LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Institute," October 17, 2013
  • "Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate and Alternative Entity Law," May 22, 2013
  • "Delaware Law Developments 2012: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know," June 12, 2012
  • "Hot Topics on Delaware Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships," October 11, 2011

Awards

  • The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
  • Delaware Today Top Lawyer, Private Equity Law, 2014