An Important Opinion by a Business Maven on the TransPerfect Case Before the Delaware Chancery

Rick Bell of Harvard Business Services Speaks

Dear Friends,

I received this e-mail from Rick Bell in response to the TransPerfect articleabout Chancellor Bouchard’s controversial ruling. Rick Bell, a former Lt Governor candidate, is Delaware’s foremost specialist on forming Delaware corporations worldwide. Rick also tells me that incorporations in Delaware are down 1.5 % and new business growth is way off.

Bouchard’s actions will definitely hurt Delaware’s credibility. Below Rick Bell’s message is a News Journal article by Jeff Mordock.

Please become aware of this disaster in the making by reading these articles. Call your state legislators and let them know how you feel.

Harvard Business Services

Harvard Business Services, Inc.

Rick Bell’s Delawareinc.com | Source

Rick Bell

“Jud,

As you know, we form Delaware companies for people. In fact, we form more than 15,000 new Delaware companies per year for people from all across the USA and all around the world. On a good day, we’ll form more than 50 new Delaware companies. There are many companies like ours, except we are different in that we form ONLY Delaware companies. Most of the other companies in this business will form a company in all 50 states.

The Court of Chancery decision you are referring to is one of the most significant stumbling blocks to many entrepreneurs choosing Delaware. The decision may be justifiable to the chancellor, but it is a disaster for Delaware’s image.

When people are making a decision as whether to choose Delaware or their home state, they take a leap of faith that Delaware will be better for them. Specifically, they perceive Delaware as protecting Directors and treating stockholders fairly. This case has everyone thinking that Delaware is unpredictable and makes rogue decisions that could literally assassinate your company even if you’ve been successful in the marketplace.

If it is reversed by the Supreme Court Delaware will be better off.”

Richard H. (Rick) Bell, II
Chairman & CEO
Harvard Business Services, Inc.
16192 Coastal Highway
Lewes, Delaware 19958

 

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About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.