Category General Business Law

SpaceX Leaves Delaware; Should Others Follow?

On January 30, 2024, the Delaware Chancery Court voided Elon Musk’s $55.8 billion compensation package as CEO of Tesla, ruling it unfair to shareholders. In response, Musk criticized Delaware and announced plans to transfer SpaceX’s incorporation to Texas, with Tesla potentially following. This decision has sparked debate among business owners about incorporating in Delaware. Despite the controversy, Delaware remains a popular state for incorporation due to its established legal framework, specialized courts, and favorable regulations. The post explores the implications of Musk’s actions and the ongoing relevance of Delaware for business incorporations.