C. Stephen Bigler





Steve Bigler is a “top-notch corporate lawyer,”  a “go-to person on anything related to Delaware,” and a “key practitioner in the Delaware bar” (Chambers USA).

Steve provides counsel on all aspects of Delaware corporate law matters in the full range of corporate transactions, including statutory compliance, structuring, fiduciary duty, and governance.  He is “very capable in balancing the technical aspects of an issue with the practical reality of doing a transaction” (Chambers USA, 2024).  Steve’s clients include private and public corporations of all sizes and stages and their founders, boards of directors, board committees, and venture capital and private equity firms,  as well as the prominent law firms that counsel them.

Clients consider Steve “a top-notch corporate lawyer,” noting that “he is excellent and truly a pleasure to work with” (Chambers USA).  Steve has considerable experience analyzing and drafting preferred stock terms, merger and investment agreement terms, and other corporate documents governed by Delaware law.  He had a lead role in drafting provisions implementing a number of innovative changes to the Delaware General Corporation Law, including:

  • Sections 204 and 205, permitting ratification of defective corporate acts (adopted in 2013)
  • Section 122(17), permitting advance waivers of corporate opportunities (adopted in 2000)
  • Section 251(g), permitting holding company reorganizations without a stockholder vote (adopted in 1995)

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Corporate Transactions
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Special Committees & Investigations