Chambers USA

The Delaware Counsel Group LLC (“DCG”) is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading law firm in Delaware Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions & Alternative Entities law.  In 2017, the Delaware Counsel Group LLC was described by Chambers USA as: Well-regarded group noted for its high-quality counsel to national and international clients in the alternative entities space. Recognized for its highly adept work in complex transactions involving statutory trusts, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and REITs. Also noted for its work with SPVs, advising clients on their formation, governance and termination.”

DCG clients have also praised the firm by stating, “The Delaware Counsel Group is as good as any of them and is very strong on client care skills. This firm is interested in its clients, which we really appreciate. It’s a much more personal and interested relationship with this law firm.” In addition, Chambers USA quotes a client as saying that the firm is “a true business partner” and that its lawyers are “thorough in their work” and “very client-friendly.”


Founding partner Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart is listed in Chambers USA as one of Delaware’s top alternative entity lawyers.  She has received this honor each year Chambers USA has conducted the rankings for this area of law.  Clients have described her as “extremely intelligent.”  Most recently, Ms. Habbart has been praised for “her ability to really understand complex regulatory and commercial issues.”  Able to provide accurate, timely, relevant and strategic advice, she has an excellent listening capacity and is “business-minded and practical.” Clients interviewed for past publications of the Chambers USA guide described Ms. Habbart as “an impressive individual” who “has a dynamic presence” and who is “fun to work with.”

The Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranks lawyers based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.  It evaluates lawyers throughout the country based, in part, on extensive interviews it conducts with clients and competitors of each candidate.  Chambers USA’s research methodology has been approved by the British Market Research Bureau.