Erin de la Mare advises large public and private companies in complex, strategic corporate transactions. Representative experiences include public and private M&A, spin-offs, divestitures, strategic alliances, and pension de-risking. In addition, Erin helps public company clients navigate evolving issues in corporate governance, takeover defense, and shareholder engagement. Erin's transactional and corporate governance practice spans a range of industries, including industrial tooling and manufacturing, specialty chemicals, software, retail, and consumer goods.
Erin's representative transactions include Greystar Growth and Income Fund's $4.4 billion acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust, as well as ConAgra Foods' (now known as Conagra Brands) spin-off of its Lamb Weston business and its acquisition of Thanasi Foods (maker of Duke's® meat snacks) and BIGS (maker of BIGS® seeds). She also has advised on various transactions for The Timken Company, including the spin-off of its steel business and its acquisitions of Carlstar Belts and Philadelphia Gear. She worked on TriMas Corporation's spin-off of its Cequent business into a stand-alone public company named Horizon Global Corporation; Mexichem's $630 million acquisition of Dura-Line; OneWest Bank's $2.53 billion sale of mortgage servicing rights to Ocwen Financial; and the Weiss Family's $878 million take-private of American Greetings. Additional representative transactions include: Ferro Corporation's sale of its polymer additives business to H.I.G. Capital; the $9.7 billion acquisition of Lubrizol by Berkshire Hathaway; and NII Holdings' sale of Nextel Argentina to Grupo Clarin S.A. in a two-part transaction including an initial partnership investment by Grupo Clarin followed by a subsequent buyout.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 2009; Order of the Coif; Publisher, Law Review); University of Washington (M.A. 2003); University of Michigan, ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research (Program Scholar, 2001); The University of Utah (B.A. 1998)
- Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2014-2018)
- Extern to the Honorable Deborah L. Cook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2007)