Michael Houghton Esq.

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Houghton, Michael

Michael Houghton is a Partner with Morris Nichols in Wilmington where his practice involves the representation of governmental entities, such as the Delaware River & Bay Authority and the Port of Wilmington, as well as representation of banks, trust companies, insurance companies and public utilities in commercial transactions and before regulatory authorities and state, county and local governments. Mr. Houghton serves as a member of Morris Nichols' Executive Committee, the Delaware State Bar Association Executive Committee and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

For more than 22 years, Mr. Houghton has also advised numerous entities, including Fortune 500 companies, on unclaimed property issues. He has represented various companies in connection with unclaimed property audits as well as voluntary compliance with unclaimed property laws. He is Co-Chair of the ULC Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, legislation which forms the basis for the law of unclaimed property for over 40 states.

He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Mr. Houghton is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 74-3rd, Unclaimed Property.  This portfolio volume discusses the law concerning unclaimed property, which has been in effect in various states, in one form or another, since at least the early 1800s, but has become in recent years a much more important source of revenue to the states, and, therefore, a much more serious matter for corporations.