Norman M. Powell

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Norm concentrates his practice on the structure and use of Delaware entities, and frequently provides third party legal opinions concerning Delaware entities, security interests, and other applicable Delaware law.

His work has appeared in The Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, The Business Lawyer, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Probate and Property, Business Law Today, and other periodicals, as well as Practice Under Article 9 of the UCC (first and second editions), a reference book published by the American Bar Association. In addition, Norm is a regular speaker at programs sponsored by the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association, and the Delaware Secretary of State, and at conferences and training programs for financial institutions, law firms, corporate service providers, and other groups. He chairs the firm’s Business Development Committee. 


  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Law Institute, Elected Member 
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A: Alternative Entities, 2006-2014
  • Lawdragon, recognized as a Lawdragon finalist

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

  Section of Business Law (1990 - present)

     Commercial Finance Committee (2000 - present)
          • Vice Chair, Subcommittee for Planning and Communications (2007 - 2010)
          • Liaison to Committee on Membership (2007 - 2010)
          • Aircraft Finance Subcommittee (2000 - present)
          • Task Force on Filing Office Operations & Search Logic (2007 - present)

     Legal Opinions Committee (2000 - present)

     Uniform Commercial Code Committee (2000 - present)
          • Chair (2012 - present)
          • Vice Chair (2009 - 2012)

     Task Force on Forms under Revised Article 9 (2005 - present)

       Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (1990 - present)

Delaware State Bar Association

     Commercial Law Section (1990 - present) 
        • Member, Subcommittee on Revision of the Uniform Commercial Code (1994 - present)

     Real and Personal Property Section (1990 - present) 
        • Chairman (1996 - 1998) 
        • Vice-Chairman (1994 - 1996) 
        • Chairman, Subcommittee on Legislation (1994 - 1996) 
        • Chairman, Subcommittee on Revision of the Landlord Tenant Code (1991 - 1992) 
        • Chairman, Subcommittee on Unrecorded Leases (1991 - 1992)

Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys  (2006 - present)

American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, Editorial Board of The Practical Lawyer (2012 - present)

American Law Institute’s Commercial Law/Uniform Commercial Code/Bankruptcy Advisory Panel (2012 - present)

American Law Institute’s Advisory Group on UCC and Holder in Due Course Policy (2014 - present)

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law – Adjunct Professor (2014)

Uniform Law Commission
        • Committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities (ABA Advisor, 2012 - present) 
        • Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code (ABA Advisor, 2013 - present)