Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

Rodney Square, 1000 North King Street | Wilmington | DE | 19801

Phone: 302-571-6600 | Fax: 302-571-1253

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Year of establishment 1959 Number of partners 53
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office Wilmington Percentage of women attorneys 22.10
Number of attorneys 94 Percentage of minority attorneys 2.80
Number of associates 29 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.80
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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: : An expectation of total dedication can be highly unrealistic at certain times. So management should avoid having unrealistic expectations from their attorneys. Work force is getting older, firm need younger energetic, smart professionals which management should look for.

Pros: Prestige law firm, future growth opportunities, challenging work in some areas. The staff is very knowledgeable and knows how to build projects. I had lots of opportunity to work on high-level issues even as a junior, which really helped me to build a good resume. Good job stability and hard to get fired once you get past your probationary period.

Cons: Like all other law firms, there's an aura of nervousness in the air. Based on your position, there may be very little opportunity for career advancement once you attain a certain level within the firm.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Young Conaway's clients range from national and international corporations, to small businesses and individuals needing legal assistance. Many of our clients are colleagues from major law firms throughout the U.S. and around the world. Young Conaway attorneys are asked to serve as co-counsel for some of the most significant bankruptcy and corporate law matters being decided in the courts today. State and local governments, school districts, banks, land developers and professional practices utilize the depth of our resources and litigation experience for employment, personal injury, real estate, tax planning and business matters. Young Conaway has played a role in many groundbreaking cases and has helped shape legislative and case law in Delaware for half a century. Our attorneys routinely appear before federal and Delaware state courts and agencies, and actively participate in issues before the Delaware legislature. Headquartered in Wilmington, Young Conaway’s office provides easy access to the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building, home to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware; as well as Marine Midland Plaza, home to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Equally as accessible are the Elbert N. Carvel State office building, home to the Delaware Supreme Court; and the New Castle County Courthouse, home to the renowned Court of Chancery, the Superior Court and the Court of Common Pleas. In addition to its headquarters, Young Conaway has offices in both Georgetown and Middletown, Delaware and New York, New York. Young Conaway is proud of its rich history, with many former partners having served as members of the state and federal judiciary or in public office as Delaware’s Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner or a member of the State legislature. Others have moved on to prominent corporate counsel positions. In addition, our attorneys have held positions of distinction throughout a myriad of law-related organizations, frequently chairing committees designed to improve the practice of law and increase the international image and reputation of Delaware’s practitioners and courts. The 2014 edition of Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, ranked Young Conaway a leader in 8 practice areas and recognized 25 individual attorneys as leaders in their respective fields. The firm continues to be ranked in more practice areas than any other Delaware firm with Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Labor & Employment, Real Estate and Real Estate Zoning/Land Use all receiving top recognition. Corporate M&A, Corporate M&A – Alternative Entities and Intellectual Property also obtained high praise from clients. Thirty-six Young Conaway attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 edition, published by Woodward/White, Inc. Since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America® represents 30 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Results are compiled through a peer-review survey in which thousands of lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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At Young Conaway, diversity is about fostering an atmosphere where all people are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and promoting attorneys and staff with a full range of backgrounds and experiences. Young Conaway believes that these diverse points of view enrich our firm, community, and the client experience. Exceptional legal work is continually achieved at Young Conaway by focusing on our core values of excellence, cultural awareness, and creativity through diverse perspectives.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP had a class of 7 summer associates. 6 of those summer associates were considered for offers. 5 offers were made.

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