Location, location, location.

Nowhere in the field of mergers and acquisitions could it have so much impact than on the small Wilmington, Del., law firm Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, which began as a small practice for former U.S. District Judge Martin Morris back in June 1930. Morris’ first clients were large U.S. businesses incorporated within the state, including E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and the Coca-Cola Co.