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Amelia R. Messa

Of Counsel
messa.amelia@dorsey.com

Overview

AMELIA HELPS CLIENTS FORM THEIR BUSINESSES IN DELAWARE AND NAVIGATE COMPLEX GOVERNANCE ISSUES.  

Amelia's practice focuses on business transactions using Delaware alternative entities, including limited liability companies, partnerships (limited and general), and statutory trusts.  She assists in all aspects of the operation of Delaware alternative entities, including advising on their formation, governance, reorganization, contract interpretation, fiduciary duties, and dissolution.

Amelia is a member and former chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Commercial Law Section and a member of Delaware's Alternative Entities Subcommittee that is responsible for drafting the annual amendments for the Delaware limited liability company and partnership statutes.

Education & Admissions

Villanova University Law School (J.D., 2006), magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Pennsylvania State University (B.S., Finance, 2003)

Admissions

  • Delaware

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securitization

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member, Alternative Entities Subcommittee, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member (former Chairperson), Commercial Law Section, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Accolades

Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020