Zachary R.Brecheisen (Zach)

Associate

Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.7284

Zach Brecheisen is a corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A as well as general corporate and transactional matters. He has experience representing public and private companies and private equity firms engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and related commercial transactions. Zach also counsels clients on a variety of general corporate governance matters, including takeover defense and fiduciary duties. He has advised domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing, heavy metals, cosmetics, and broadcast technology. Zach has been recognized by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers and has been praised by clients for his ability in "laying out substantial issues and keeping it concise."

Prior to entering law school, Zach was a project engineer with a North Carolina-based engineering consulting firm, where he advised electric utility clients on transmission and distribution system planning and on arc-hazard protection compliance.

Zach is a member of the board of directors of the Penn State Law Alumni Society; serves on the Pittsburgh Office's Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee; and is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association. Zach has been honored numerous times by The Pennsylvania State University for his continuing contributions to the law school and dedication to diversity and inclusion in the legal industry.

Experience

  • U.S. Steel sells Transtar, LLC to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors for $640 millionJones Day represented United States Steel Corporation, an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, in connection with the sale of its wholly owned short-line railroad subsidiary, Transtar, LLC, to a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC for $640 million.
  • Ansys acquires Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • U.S. Steel executes Option Agreement for potential joint venture with Stelco Inc. to acquire 25% interest in Minntac at enterprise value of $2.4 billionJones Day represented United States Steel Corporation, an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, in connection with the execution of an Option Agreement for a potential joint venture with Stelco Inc., a vertically integrated Canadian steelmaker.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary sold interest in New Jersey hydroelectric facility to Yards Creek Energy LLCJones Day advised Jersey Central Power & Light Company, a regulated utility and subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, on the sale of its 50% undivided interest in the Yards Creek Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Facility (the "Yards Creek Facility") to Yards Creek Energy LLC ("LS Power"), a subsidiary of LS Power Development, LLC.
  • Ansys Acquires Phoenix Integration, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in its acquisition of Phoenix Integration, Inc., a provider of software that enables model-based engineering (MBE) and model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to customers across multiple industries, particularly in the aerospace and defense sectors.
  • NEP Group acquired by Carlyle Global PartnersJones Day advised the NEP Group, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based global leader in outsourced technical production for producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, in connection with the acquisition by Carlyle Global Partners of a majority stake in NEP Group.
  • Montauk Renewables completes IPO and dual listing in United States and South AfricaJones Day represented Montauk Renewables, Inc. in connection with its domestic initial public offering of Common Stock with a U.S. primary listing (Nasdaq: MNTK) and South African secondary listing (JSE: MKR).
  • Marathon Petroleum announces modified Dutch auction tender offer to purchase up to $4.0 billion of its outstanding Common StockJones Day is advising Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) in its "modified Dutch auction" tender offer to purchase up to $4.0 billion of shares of its Common Stock at a price not greater than $63.00 and not less than $56.00 per share of Common Stock, to the tendering shareholder in cash.
  • Shiseido Americas acquires Gurwitch ProductsJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation ("Shiseido Americas"), a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section: 4911), a leading global cosmetics company, in connection with the acquisition of Gurwitch Products, LLC ("Gurwitch") from Alticor, Inc.
  • Confluence acquired by TA AssociatesJones Day advised Confluence Technologies, Inc., a financial services data management software development company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in its acquisition by private equity firm TA Associates.
  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Calgon Carbon acquired by Kuraray for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) in its $1.3 billion all-cash acquisition by Kuraray Co., Ltd. (TSE:3405).
  • Jennmar enters into acquisitions and divestitures agreement with DYWIDAG Systems InternationalJones Day advised Jennmar in its agreements to conduct a series of international acquisitions and divestitures with DYWIDAG Systems International ("DSI").
  • LeBaronBrown Industries acquires American International Chemical, Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries LLC in connection with the acquisition and related financing of a majority interest in American International Chemical Inc., a leading specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • NEP Group acquires SOS Global ExpressJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specializes in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues.
  • NEP Group acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLCJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Broadcast Sports International, LLC, a leading provider of radio-frequency audio-visual solutions to the live sports and broadcast television industry.
  • Lennox International sells its Brazilian refrigeration business to Elgin S.A.Jones Day advised Lennox International Inc., a global manufacturer of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration products, in the auction and sale of its Brazilian refrigeration business (doing business as "Heatcraft do Brazil") to Elgin S.A., a Brazilian-based commercial products manufacturer.
  • FirstEnergy acquires Pleasants Power Station for $195 millionJones Day is advising Monongahela Power Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., in its acquisition of the Pleasants Power Station ("Pleasants") from Allegheny Energy Supply Company, LLC, an affiliate and subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., for $195 million.
  • TorQuest Partners acquires majority control of Polycor as part of merger with Swenson Granite and Rock of AgesJones Day advised TorQuest Partners, Inc. regarding the acquisition of a majority control of Polycor, Inc., as part of its merger with Swenson Granite and Rock of Ages, creating the largest dimensional stone company in North America, and the acquisition of Swenson Granite Company, LLC, a quarrier and cutter of granite.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • February 7 and 8, 2013
      Shale 101: Introduction to Business and Legal Developments in the Appalachian Basin, Jones Day Pittsburgh