Mary M.Reil


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Mary Reil has 35 years of experience partnering with clients to design and implement employee benefit plans that achieve their objectives in a cost-effective manner. She regularly counsels clients with respect to day-to-day administration of their qualified pension (defined benefit and cash balance) plans, 401(k) plans, ESOPs, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, severance plans, and welfare benefit plans. Mary has worked with both for-profit and not-for-profit clients in a broad range of industries including automotive, energy, health care, pharmaceutical, construction, agriculture, and entertainment.

Mary has guided many plan sponsors through the IRS error correction program (EPCRS) and Department of Labor correction programs (VFCP and DFVCP) with successful outcomes. A recent success involved negotiating with IRS for a correction under which a plan sponsor with potential exposure in excess of $2 million for operational errors was not required to make any corrective contribution to its defined contribution plan. Mary also has experience advising purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions and joint ventures, in particular, helping purchasers find practical solutions respecting the integration of employee benefit programs post-closing. She also has experience advising businesses with respect to the unique employee benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in connection with bankruptcy and restructuring.

Mary served as vice chair of the Fiduciary Responsibility, Administration and Litigation Committee of the Employee Benefit Plans and Other Compensation Arrangements Group of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. She is also a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the WEB Worldwide Employee Benefits Network.


  • Diversenergy acquired by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and forms Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC joint ventureJones Day advised Diversenergy, LLC in its acquisition by Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the formation of a joint venture named Energía Superior Gas Natural LLC between Grupo CLISA, Stabilis Energy, Inc. and the former owners of Diversenergy to develop the LNG market in Mexico.
  • Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, Sacyr Concesiones S.L., and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones obtain $575 million term financingJones Day represented Concesionaria Vial Union del Sur, as concessionaire, Patrimonio Autonomo Union del Sur, as borrower, and Sacyr Concesiones S.L. and Herdoiza Crespo Construcciones S.A., as sponsors, in connection with a $575 million long term financing to, among other things, repay a bridge loan facility and fund design, construction, operation and maintenance costs for a toll road in Colombia between the cities of Pasto and Ipiales, near the Rumichaca border crossing to Ecuador.
  • Charkit Chemical acquires Custom Ingredients and CA SpecialitiesJones Day advised Charkit Chemical Company LLC in its acquisition of Custom Ingredients, a manufacturer of specialty ingredients, and CA Specialities, a South Carolina-based distributor of ingredients in the personal care market.
  • Large financial institution provides acquisition financing of provider of security alarms and monitoring servicesJones Day represented a financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the financing of a large electronic security company's acquisition of a leading provider of security alarms and monitoring services for commercial and residential customers.
  • Large financial institution provides financing for acquisition of customs brokerage and trade servicesJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent and lender, in a first lien and second lien financing in connection with a private equity firm’s acquisition of a customs brokerage and trade services firm.
  • Bombardier acquires Global 7500 aircraft wing program from Triumph Group Inc.Jones Day advised Bombardier Inc. in its acquisition of the wing manufacturing operations and assets relating to Triumph Group Inc.’s Global 7500 wing program.
  • Nine Dragons Paper acquires Catalyst Paper Corporation for $175 millionJones Day advised Nine Dragons Paper in its $175 million acquisition of the Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin paper mills of Catalyst Paper Corporation.
  • Terminal Portuario Paracas obtains $183 million long term financing for port expansion in Pisco, PeruJones Day represented Terminal Portuario Paracas S.A., as concessionaire, and Servinoga S.L, Pattac Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., and Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos Ltda., as sponsors, in connection with a $183 million long term financing to fund construction costs relating to the expansion of the Pisco port in Peru.
  • One Equity Partners acquires Gibson Energy Inc.'s U.S. environmental services businessesJones Day represented One Equity Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Gibson Energy, Inc.'s U.S. energy services businesses, including U.S. environmental services and its U.S. seismic assets.
  • Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring's cashJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) by acquiring all outstanding shares of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) for $16.25 per share in cash.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Rotation Medical Inc. for up to $210 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc in its acquisition of Rotation Medical Inc., a developer of a novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair, for an initial cash consideration of $125 million and up to $85 million over the next five years, contingent on financial performance.
  • Enable Midstream Partners acquires Align Midstream, LLC for $300 millionJones Day advised Enable Midstream Partners, LP, an owner, operator, and developer of strategically located natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets, in connection with its $300 million acquisition of Align Midstream, LLC from Tailwater Capital.
  • Stewart & Stevenson businesses sold to Kirby Corporation for $756.5 millionJones Day advised Stewart & Stevenson LLC in the sale of its businesses and assets to Kirby Corporation for $756.5 million.
  • SHV Energy acquires propane businesses of American Midstream Partners for $170 millionJones Day advised SHV Energy N.V. in the $170 million acquisition of the propane businesses (Pinnacle Propane, LLC, Alliant Gas, LLC and Pinnacle Propane Express, LLC) of American Midstream Partners, LP (“AMID”).
  • JPMorgan Chase and Scotiabank-led syndicate provide $300 million financing to TigoJones Day advised JPMorgan Chase Bank and The Bank of Nova Scotia and certain of their respective affiliates as joint-lead arrangers and as lenders in connection with a $300 million term loan financing provided to Colombia Móvil S.A. E.S.P. (Tigo), a subsidiary of the Colombian state-owned company UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A., a leading telecommunications company in Colombia and the guarantor of Tigo's obligations under the loan facility.
  • ETS acquires Questar Assessment Inc. for $127.5 millionJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $127.5 million cash acquisition of Questar Assessment Inc., a leading K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability.
  • Verint Systems acquires OpinionLabJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a provider of Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, in connection with the acquisition of OpinionLab, Inc., a leader in continuous voice of the customer listening solutions that drive smarter, real-time digital engagement.
  • DTE acquires M3's Appalachia Midstream assets for $1.3 billionJones Day advised DTE Energy in its $1.3 billion acquisition of 100 percent of Appalachia Gathering System and 55 percent of Stonewall Gas Gathering, both midstream natural gas assets located in the Appalachia region, from M3 Midstream LLC and Vega Energy Partners.
  • Astellas sells U.S. manufacturing subsidiary to AvaraJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Inc. in the transfer of its wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary Astellas Pharma Technologies, Inc. to Avara Norman Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • Macquarie Capital forms joint venture to acquire, finance, and manage residential real estate in Manhattan, New YorkJones Day represented Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. in connection with the formation of a joint venture with a third party venturer to acquire, finance, and manage predominantly residential real estate in the Manhattan Borough of New York City, New York.
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