Christine M.Morgan (Chris)

Of Counsel

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Chris Morgan has been advising clients on environmental law issues for more than 20 years. Her practice focuses on environmental counseling on complex compliance and business strategy issues, administrative enforcement matters, and risk identification and management in transactions and other strategic corporate projects. In compliance and business strategy matters, she represents clients on cutting-edge issues arising under the Clean Water Act (including high-risk TMDL allocations, NPDES permit negotiations, and wetlands strategy), RCRA (including multisite financial assurance, RCRA permitting strategy, and corrective actions), TSCA, EPCRA reporting, CERCLA, and state equivalents.

In addition to her experience and success representing clients on water matters, Chris has extensive experience advising clients on strategic aspects of property remediation and disposition matters under both federal and state corrective action/remediation programs (including Georgia's HSRA, VRP, and Brownfields programs), which includes securing no further action determinations under several programs. In transactional matters, she frequently represents clients in analyzing risks associated with environmental liabilities in various types of corporate and real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, facility closure and disposition, lending and restructuring transactions, and in developing innovative options for due diligence and for management of identified environmental risks. She has represented clients in proceedings before the United States Environmental Protection Agency, numerous state agencies, and state and federal courts.

Chris is active in several professional and civic associations, including the Georgia Bar Association (Environmental Law Section) and the Atlanta Bar Association, and actively participates in pro bono efforts. Additionally, Chris speaks and writes regularly on environmental law issues.

Experience

  • General Electric Capital provides $340 million credit facility to healthcare companyJones Day advised General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in the $340 million credit facility for a healthcare company and numerous additional borrowers.
  • Eastman Chemical sells Performance Polymers PET business to DAK Americas for $600 millionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company that manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of chemicals, plastics, and fibers, in its $600 million sale of its Performance Polymers PET business to DAK Americas LLC, the largest polyester staple fiber and the second largest PET resin producer in North and South America.
  • GE Capital provides financing to Aviv Financing I and certain of its subsidiariesJones Day advised General Electric Capital Corporation in connection with its $405 million term loan and $100 million revolving facility to Aviv Financing I, LLC, a company that provides financing and operations management services to skilled nursing and healthcare related facilities, and certain of its subsidiaries.
  • Eastman Chemical acquires Genovique SpecialtiesJones Day represented Eastman Chemical Company in its acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a leading global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate.
  • TorQuest Partners acquires wood and gum rosin and polyterpene resin specialty chemicals business of Hercules IncorporatedJones Day advised TorQuest Partners, Inc. in its $75 million acquisition of the wood and gum rosin and polyterpene resin specialty chemicals business of Hercules Incorporated, a subsidiary of Ashland Inc., which is a provider of specialty chemical products, services and solutions.
  • JUSTGeorgia: Jones Day Atlanta Making the Case for a New Georgia Juvenile CodeBetween June 2007 and April 2008, Jones Day Atlanta attorneys conducted more than three dozen interviews of "stakeholders" and other interested persons involved in the Seventh Judicial District juvenile justice system.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Tropic Ice PartnersJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. in its acquisition of Tropic Ice Partners, LLC.
  • Parallel fund acquires and recapitalizes Diesel Service & SupplyJones Day represented Parallel 2005 Equity Fund L.P. in its acquisition of a controlling interest in and recapitalization of Diesel Service & Supply, Inc., a purchaser, servicer, and seller of new, surplus, and used industrial diesel engines and electric power generators.
  • Parallel fund acquires and recapitalizes Golden SunJones Day counseled Parallel 2005 Equity Fund L.P. in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in and recapitalization of Golden Sun, Inc. d/b/a Newhall Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of hair care products.
  • Parallel acquires Mealey's Furniture and MattressJones Day assisted Parallel Investment Partners (f/k/a SKM Growth Investors) in connection with its acquisition of Mealey's Furniture and Mattress, a provider of a wide selection of affordable furnishings.
  • Eastman Chemical Company sells Polyethylene Business for $255 millionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $255 million sale of its polyethylene business to Westlake Chemical Corporation.
  • Parallel acquires Acid ServicesJones Day advised Parallel Investment Partners in its acquisition by portfolio company JetStar Holdings, Inc. of Acid Services, LLC, a provider of acid services for oil wells.
  • SKM acquires Rio Pumping Services and Jet-StarJones Day assisted SKM Growth Investors in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Rio Pumping Services, Inc. and Jet-Star Co., two independent Texas-based oilfield services companies that provide cementing, fracturing and other pressure-pumping service.
  • Dynea responds to threatened toxic tort exposure claim related to accidental releaseJones Day provided Dynea U.S.A. Inc. with assistance in conducting internal environmental compliance reviews and audits, and in responding to threatened toxic tort exposure claim related to exposure to Dynea's chemical processes during an accidental release.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires issued and outstanding capital stock of R&K TruckingJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of R&K Trucking, Inc.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Knowlton EnterprisesJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Knowlton Enterprises, Inc.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Northern Pure Ice CoJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Northern Pure Ice Co., L.L.C.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Southeastern Michigan Ice ServicesJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Southeastern Michigan Ice Services, L.L.C.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Taylor Ice ServiceJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Taylor Ice Service, Inc.
  • Arctic Glacier acquires Winkler Lucas Ice and Fuel d.b.a. Mid-Michigan Ice CoJones Day advised Arctic Glacier Inc. (f.k.a. The Arctic Group Inc.) in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Winkler Lucas Ice and Fuel d.b.a. Mid-Michigan Ice Co., Inc.
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