Elected Member

Norman M. Powell

Wilmington, DE
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Georgetown University, BSBA
Villanova University, MBA
Villanova University School of Law, JD

Norm Powell is a partner in the law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, and since July 2023 has been Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Institute for Law & Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.  From 2014 through 2019, Mr. Powell taught secured transactions as an adjunct professor at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.  His primary interests include secured transactions, alternative entities, and third party legal opinions.  He makes presentations for bar associations, trade groups, and law firms, and publishes in a variety of law journals and other periodicals.  Mr. Powell is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Business Law Section, and was formerly its Secretary (2022-2023), Content Officer (2017-2022), a member of its governing Council (2015-2017), and Chair of its Uniform Commercial Code Committee (2012-2015).  An elected member of the American Law Institute (“ALI”), he is a Fellow and former President (2019-2020) of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.  He was an ABA Advisor to both the Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) Drafting Committee on Special Deposits and its Unincorporated Organization Acts Drafting Committee, and a member of the ABA’s Task Force on Securities Holding Infrastructure.  Mr. Powell is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for Uniform Commercial Code, the TriBar Opinion Committee, and The Working Group on Legal Opinions Foundation (Board of Directors (2019-2021; Advisory Board (2017-2019 and 2021-present)).  Mr. Powell is admitted to practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania.

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Areas of Expertise
Commercial Real Estate (Real Property)
Secured Transactions (Commercial Law)
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law (Commercial Law)
Commercial Law
Corporate Law (Commercial Law)