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  • Education
    • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
    • J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2005
    • B.A., Villanova University, 2002, Minored in Business and Education
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 2010
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2005

Chris Coggins’ ability to quickly recognize the issues and work toward efficient and effective solutions provides value to clients and the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice. Chris works diligently for clients in preparing and arguing motions and pleadings, conducting depositions, and managing the discovery process for various types of litigation matters before the renowned Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware's other courts.

His experience in various areas of the law allows him to present unique ways for clients to resolve their disputes with the best possible results. His experience includes:

  • Drafted briefs in support of motions and in opposition of motions for preliminary injunctions on matters including contractual non-competition clauses, interpretation of Delaware trust instruments, and fraudulent transfers
  • Conducted the deposition of a key witness in a case concerning the rescission of contract of sale of a business in various litigation matters
  • Questioned witnesses at a Delaware Court of Chancery trial concerning the dissolution of a Delaware limited liability company
  • Presented arguments before various courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, on multiple issues such as disputes related to piercing the corporate veil, enforcement of a contractual forum- selection clause, discovery, landlord-tenant, and guardianship issues

Chris actively participates in the young lawyers sections of the Delaware Bar Association and American Bar Association.

  • Argued for and awarded dismissal of creditor’s corporate veil piercing action, preventing creditor from seeking payment from individual owners of a Delaware entity; Cornell Glasgow LLC v. Nichols et al, Delaware Court of Chancery C.A. No. 8475-VCL.
  • Received denial of preliminary injunction denial of preliminary injunction concerning transfers to Delaware trusts that would have frozen the trusts.
  • After opposing Motion for Preliminary Injunction, client re-entered the competitive market of the business he sold without restriction and prior to the expiration of the non-competition clause term.
  • Represented trustee of Delaware trusts concerning a dispute between the beneficiaries’ parents over assets held by the trusts, including filing a Petition for Instructions and Motions for Preliminary Injunction; IMO: the Trusts u/a/d December 30, 1996 and the Trusts u/a/d 13, 2006 created by Michael J. Farrell; Delaware Court of Chancery C.A. No. 3811-VCP.
  • After filing action for possession of leased property because tenant failed to adhere to the rental terms of the lease, settlement was reached. Agreement allowed client to receive a new lease that avoided any rent payment issues and sell the property for a profit, which was not possible with the original lease.
  • In litigation, party served non-party client with subpoena seeking documents and information concerning client's trade secrets and through negotiations, none of the documents produced contained any trade secret information.

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Motion Practice II - Motions to Dismiss and Summary Judgment
Webinar, Financial Poise
November 20, 2015
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January 30, 2015
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January 2, 2015
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June 20, 2014
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Fundamentals of Will Drafting 2014
Estates and Trusts Section of the Delaware State Bar Association
May 13, 2014
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April 22, 2014
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Delaware Mechanics’ Lien Law
Construction Lending News, Volume 37, Fourth Quarter
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What You Should Know Before Filing a Trust or Guardianship Petition in the Delaware Court of Chancery
Delaware Law Weekly
Co-authored with William M. Kelleher
May 2010
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