PatriciaEschbach-Hall (Tricia)

Partner

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7746

For more than 20 years, Tricia Eschbach-Hall has navigated clients through the complex regulatory environment for executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements, including in the context of complex mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions, day-to-day administration, and corporate restructurings. With a focus on practical approaches, Tricia counsels clients on the design and implementation of deferred compensation plans, equity plans, incentive awards, severance plans, qualified retirements plans, and welfare benefits. She regularly prepares and negotiates employment, severance, and change in control agreements for employers and has significant experience drafting benefit plans and employee materials. Working with colleagues from around the world, Tricia often assists clients with cross-border employee-related issues.

Tricia has provided benefits and compensation advice to many companies undergoing company-changing acquisitions and divestitures. Recently, this included Sherwin-Williams' $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, Parker Hannifin's $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR, and Marathon Petroleum's $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor. She also has provided the benefits and compensation advice to several companies undergoing corporate spin-offs, including Conagra Foods' separation into two independent public companies, B&W's spin-off of its Power Generation business, TriMas' spin-off of its Cequent businesses, and The Timken Company's spin-off of its steel business.

Tricia is a member of the advisory board of Cleveland Central Catholic High School and of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Experience

  • Parker divests its Aircraft Wheel and Brake divisionJones Day advised Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH, “Parker”), the global leader in motion and control technologies, in the divestiture of its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, to Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) for $440 million.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day is advising The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Avient divests distribution business to H.I.G. CapitalJones Day is advising Avient Corporation in the $950 million sale of its Distribution business to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
  • Owens Corning acquires Natural PolymersJones Day advised Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) in the acquisition of Natural Polymers, LLC, an innovative manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation for building and construction applications.
  • General Mills acquires TNT CrustJones Day advised General Mills in the acquisition of TNT Crust Intermediate Holdings LLC from private equity firm Peak Rock Capital. As part of the acquisition, General Mills also acquired two manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Polaris sells Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel ProsJones Day is representing Polaris Inc. in the sale of its Transamerican Auto Parts business to Wheel Pros, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of proprietary branded aftermarket vehicle enhancements for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, and ATVs/UTVs, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
  • ACI Worldwide divests corporate online banking solutionsJones Day is advising ACI Worldwide, Inc. in the $100 million divestiture of its corporate online banking solutions to One Equity Partners.
  • SITE Centers refinances $1.15 billion revolving and term loan facilitiesJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., an owner of open-air shopping centers in suburban, high household income communities, in connection with the refinancing of its $950 million revolving credit facility and $200 million term loan credit facility.
  • Owens Corning acquires WearDeck®Jones Day advised Owens Corning in the acquisition of WearDeck®, a premium producer of composite weather-resistant decking for commercial and residential applications in North America, from JR Plastics Corporation.
  • FirstEnergy sells $2.4 billion minority transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day represented FirstEnergy Corp. in its $2.4 billion sale of a 19.9% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission, the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day is advising Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, in connection with its acquisition of Dynapower Company, LLC, a leading provider of energy storage and power conversion systems, from private equity firm Pfingsten Partners for $580 million in cash.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • Procter & Gamble Company acquires TULA LifeJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company in its acquisition of TULA Life, Inc. from L Catterton Partners and L Catterton Europe SAS.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Asbury Automotive Group acquires Larry H. Miller Dealerships and Total Care Auto for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., in its acquisition of Larry H. Miller Dealerships, and Total Care Auto, Powered by Landcar for $3.2 billion.
  • Ohio Transmission acquires AAP AutomationJones Day advised Ohio Transmission Corporation in the acquisition of AAP Automation, a leading provider of machine automation and control solutions throughout the North and Southwest.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 5, 2013
      Employees Benefits and Executive Compensation, Cleveland Tax Institute
    • December 6, 2011
      Executive Compensation: Emerging Issues & Preparing for 2012
    • September 3, 2010
      Health Reform - Claims Appeals Process, Health Action Council of Ohio Webinar
    • May 20, 2010
      Pension Funding Relief; Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Cleveland Chapter
    • May 20, 2010
      Federal Health Care Reform--Effects on Employers; Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Cleveland Chapter
    • March 20, 2008
      Revised & Updated Cafeteria Plan Regulations
    • April 21, 2005
      New Restrictions on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans