Robert L. Burns

Associate

302.651.7618
302.498.7701 (fax)
burns@rlf.com
Robert Burns focuses primarily on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court involving corporate governance, corporate control, contractual disputes and other commercial disputes.
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  • Johnston v. Pedersen, 28 A.3d 1079 (Del. Ch. 2011) - Assisted in successful representation in an action to determine the proper board of directors of a Delaware corporation
  • LeCrenier v. Central Oil Asphalt Corp., 2010 WL 5449838 (Del. Ch. Dec. 22, 2010) - Assisting in representing a Delaware corporation through dissolution proceedings, including successfully arguing a motion to dismiss an action seeking to replace the corporation’s board of directors with a receiver
  • Assisted in representation of Delaware corporations and alternative entities in class, derivative and direct actions involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty
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Robert Burns focuses primarily on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Supreme Court involving corporate governance, corporate control, contractual disputes, and other commercial disputes. He is an associate in the Corporate Department.

Experience

  • Johnston v. Pedersen, 28 A.3d 1079 (Del. Ch. 2011) - Assisted in successful representation in an action to determine the proper board of directors of a Delaware corporation
  • LeCrenier v. Central Oil Asphalt Corp., 2010 WL 5449838 (Del. Ch. Dec. 22, 2010) - Assisting in representing a Delaware corporation through dissolution proceedings, including successfully arguing a motion to dismiss an action seeking to replace the corporation’s board of directors with a receiver
  • Assisted in representation of Delaware corporations and alternative entities in class, derivative and direct actions involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty

Publications

  • "Chancery Court Decides First Action Under New Section 205," Delaware Business Court Insider, May 7, 2014   View >

Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association  

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, articles editor, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2009
  • B.A., James Madison University, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2003

Admitted to Practice

  • Delaware, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian ad Litem, Delaware's Office of the Child Advocate

Experience

  • Johnston v. Pedersen, 28 A.3d 1079 (Del. Ch. 2011) - Assisted in successful representation in an action to determine the proper board of directors of a Delaware corporation
  • LeCrenier v. Central Oil Asphalt Corp., 2010 WL 5449838 (Del. Ch. Dec. 22, 2010) - Assisting in representing a Delaware corporation through dissolution proceedings, including successfully arguing a motion to dismiss an action seeking to replace the corporation’s board of directors with a receiver
  • Assisted in representation of Delaware corporations and alternative entities in class, derivative and direct actions involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, articles editor, Virginia Journal of International Law, 2009
  • B.A., James Madison University, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2003

Publications

  • "Chancery Court Decides First Action Under New Section 205," Delaware Business Court Insider, May 7, 2014   View >

Leadership

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association