Corey J.Russell

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4298

Corey Russell advises clients on complex employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and executive transitions.

Corey frequently drafts employment, consulting, severance, sale bonus, and retention agreements, as well equity and incentive compensation arrangements. He counsels clients regarding the administration and compliance of employee benefit plans, programs, and arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Corey also assists clients regarding institutional investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including with respect to the "plan asset" rules and venture capital operating company (VCOC) structuring. In addition, he drafts and reviews documents related to the golden parachute payment tax implications of executive compensation arrangements in private company transactions.

Corey maintains an active pro bono practice, representing women and children seeking asylum and veterans through the Firm's veterans initiative (VetLex).

Experience

  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day is advising Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Safety-Reports.com, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company ToolWatch, LLC of Safety-Reports.com, Inc., which provides safety and compliance management software to the construction, manufacturing, and other safety-related industries.
  • Riverside acquires ESHA ResearchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition of ESHA Research (ESHA), a provider of SaaS-based nutritional analysis, labeling compliance, and product formulation software.
  • JourneyCare acquired by Addus HomeCareJones Day advised JourneyCare, Inc. in the $85 million sale of the Company to Addus HomeCare Corporation.
  • Arsenal acquires ATP Group from Bregal UnternehmerkapitalJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition of ATP Group, a leading Swiss based manufacturer of water-based adhesive tapes, from Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
  • Baird Capital sells portfolio company Vitalyst to Alithya Group, Inc.Jones Day represented Baird Capital in connection with the sale of its portfolio company Vitalyst, LLC to Alithya Group, Inc.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company acquires Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc.Jones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Seal For Life Industries of Mascoat Ltd. and Verdia, Inc., both privately owned specialty industrial coatings companies.
  • Blue Point Capital Partners acquires Stax Inc.Jones Day represented Blue Point Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing of Stax Inc., an analytically-driven M&A strategy consulting firm that specializes in commercial due diligence, value creation and exit planning analyses for investment banks, private equity firms, and PE-backed companies.
  • Hilti Group acquires Fieldwire for approximately $300 millionJones Day is advising the Hilti Group in its acquisition of Fieldwire, a San Francisco, California, based construction technology company specialized in construction project management software, for approximately $300 million.
  • J.F Lehman successfully closes its first single asset continuation fund for NorthStar GroupJones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors, in connection with the successful closing and debt financing of its first single asset continuation fund, which will allow the firm to maintain its ownership of NorthStar Group in partnership with management.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company acquires TruSkinJones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Wellbeam Consumer Health of TruSkin, a leading skincare brand.
  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • IBM resolves claims asserted under Federal Mental Health Parity ActJones Day defended International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") and its health care plan in a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Federal Mental Health Parity Act regarding the plan's handling of developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.
  • Riverside acquires Corporate VisionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing of Corporate Visions, a leading provider of science-backed sales, marketing, and customer success training solutions to global Fortune 1000 companies.
  • TriGate Capital forms joint venture with Parkside TPA Flats Partners, LLC for acquisition of nine low-rise office buildings portfolioJones Day advised TriGate Capital, LLC in its joint venture with Parkside TPA Flats Partners, LLC for the acquisition of a portfolio of nine low-rise office buildings.
  • SITE Centers completes $198 million registered public offeringJones Day represented SITE Centers Corp., a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, in connection with its $198 million registered public offering of 15,000,000 Common Shares. SITE Centers also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 Common Shares.