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

  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • Shiloh Industries obtains $123.5 million DIP financingJones Day represented Shiloh Industries, Inc., a global innovative solutions provider focusing on lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market, in connection with a superpriority secured debtor-in-possession credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent
  • Sotera Health acquires Canadian-based Iotron IndustriesJones Day advised Sotera Health in the acquisition of Canadian-based Iotron Industries, a global leader in electron-based sterilization and materials modifications.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Park Place acquires Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Jones Day advised Park Place Technologies, LLC in its acquisition of Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc., a provider of mission critical data center infrastructure services and specializing in post warranty hardware maintenance.
  • Chevron sold 43% stake in two Colombian gas production fields to HocolJones Day represented Chevron Petroleum Company ("Chevron"), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), in the sale of its 43% interest in the Association Contract and related rights and assets, pursuant to which Chevron operates certain upstream natural gas assets in the Chuchupa natural gas field in the Caribbean Sea and Ballena fields in the province of La Guajira, Colombia, to Hocol, S.A. ("Hocol"), a subsidiary of state-owned Ecopetrol S.A. ("Ecopetrol").
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires AK Steel in $1.1 billion stock swapJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) in its merger with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) pursuant to which Cliffs acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • CoStar Group to acquire RentPath from Chapter 11 bankruptcyJones Day is advising CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces, in connection with its $588 million acquisition of RentPath from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • Toyota Tsusho sold shares in Country Pure Foods, Inc. to BPCP CPF Holdings Inc.Jones Day represented Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Sapporo Holdings Limited in the sale of all of the outstanding stock of Country Pure Foods, Inc. to a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Ferro Corporation to sell its global Tile Coatings Business to Lone Star FundsJones Day is advising Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in the sale of its global Tile Coatings Business to Pigments Spain, S.L., a portfolio company of Lone Star Funds, for $460 million in cash, with potential earnout payments of up to $32 million in cash based on the performance of the business pre-closing, subject to customary adjustments.
  • Directional Aviation Capital sells 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.Jones Day advised Directional Aviation Capital (DAC), one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative corporate aviation service companies globally, in connection with the $85 million sale of a 50% interest in SIMCOM Holdings, Inc. to CAE Inc.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion cashJones Day advised Parker Hannifin Corporation in its $1.725 billion cash acquisition of Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC.
  • Total acquires Toshiba's interest in Freeport LNGJones Day advised Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited ("Total"), a subsidiary of Total S.A., in (i) its purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Toshiba America LNG Corporation ("TAL") from Toshiba America, Inc. ("TAI"), and (ii) its assumption of all LNG related agreements from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation ("TESS").
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • MPLX LP acquires Andeavor Logistics LPJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest independent refining, marketing and midstream companies in the U.S., in the combination of its two master limited partnerships, MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) and Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX) in a unit-for-unit transaction at a blended exchange ratio of 1.07x, representing an equity value of approximately $9 billion and an enterprise value of $14 billion for ANDX.
  • Cabot sells its Specialty Fluids business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited for $135 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the sale of its Specialty Fluids Business to Sinomine (Hong Kong) Rare Metals Resources Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd., for $135 million.
  • 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
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