Mary M.Reil

Counsel

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7712

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.

Experience

  • Angel fund obtains revolving credit facilityJones Day represented an angel fund in connection with a revolving credit facility obtained to replace the existing credit facility of a publicly traded company acquired by the fund.
  • 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.
  • MassMutual provides $130 million revolving credit facility to SPV, managed by leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $130 million revolving credit facility provided to a special purpose vehicle under the management of a leading global investment firm.
  • Wells Fargo provides $100 million credit facility to group of investors that invest in property and developmentsJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $100 million unsecured revolving credit facility provided a group of investors that invest in property and developments.
  • Wells Fargo provides $370 million syndicated loan secured by 30 limited-service hotelsJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as left lead arranger and sole bookrunner, in connection with a $370 million syndicated senior loan secured by 30 limited-service hotels located across 17 states.
  • United Natural Foods obtains $2.6 billion credit facilityJones Day advised United Natural Foods, Inc., a leading distributor of natural, organic, specialty, produce and conventional grocery and non-food products, and provider of support services to retailers in the United States and Canada, in connection with its $2.6 billion secured asset-based revolving credit facility, including a U.S. dollar equivalent of $100 million sublimit for borrowings in Canadian dollars, with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as administrative agent.
  • Granite Construction obtains $350 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Granite Construction Incorporated, one of the largest diversified construction and construction materials companies in the United States, in connection with a $350 million revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and lender.
  • Wells Fargo provides $685 million syndicated construction loan for hotel and convention center in Chula Vista, CaliforniaJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in connection with a $685 million construction loan to the developers of the Gaylord Pacific convention center and hotel.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on amendment, restatement, and increase of existing syndicated senior secured credit facility for ICF International, Inc.; ICF Consulting Group, Inc.; and certain of their affiliatesJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment, restatement, and increase of an existing syndicated senior secured revolving credit, term loan, and delayed draw term loan facility for ICF International, Inc., ICF Consulting Group, Inc., and certain of their affiliates.
  • Direct lender provides $100 million term loan facility to designer and developer of enterprise softwareJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $80 million senior secured term loan facility and $20 million senior secured delayed draw term loan facility provided to a designer and developer of enterprise software, the proceeds of which were used, in part, to finance the acquisition of a data technology provider.
  • Digital currency platform obtains revolving credit facilityJones Day represented a digital currency platform in connection with an asset-based revolving loan secured by and tied to the value of bitcoin collateral.
  • Subsidiary of diversified multinational company enters into $1.25 billion credit facilityJones Day represented a subsidiary of a diversified multinational company in connection with a $1.25 billion unsecured and syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Agriculture company obtains $2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented an agriculture company in connection with a $2 billion credit facility.
  • Diversified multinational company obtains $2 billion credit facilityJones Day represented a diversified multinational company in connection with a $2 billion 364-day syndicated revolving credit facility.
  • Diversified global manufacturer of industrial components obtains $1.2 billion senior secured credit facilityJones Day represented a diversified global manufacturer of industrial components in connection with its $1.2 billion senior secured credit facility.
  • Private credit lender provides $105 million credit facility to owner of upstream oil and gas assets located in Permian Basin of Texas and New MexicoJones Day advised a private credit lender in the structuring and negotiation of a $105 million senior secured term loan and revolving credit facility provided to an owner of upstream oil and gas assets located in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico.
  • MassMutual provides $900 million NAV-based senior secured loan agreement to secondary private equity fundJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in connection with a $900 million NAV-based senior secured loan agreement to a secondary private equity fund, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the purchase of limited partner interests and capital calls.
  • Eldridge Industries provides senior secured term loan credit facility to Digital Currency Group, Inc.Jones Day advised Eldridge Industries, LLC, as administrative agent and lead arranger, on a senior secured term loan credit facility provided to Digital Currency Group, Inc. (“DCG”).
  • Webster Bank provides $40 million credit agreement to Great Kitchens Food CompanyJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with a $40 million credit agreement, consisting of a $10 million revolving credit facility and $30 million term loan facility, provided to Great Kitchens Food Company.
  • Wells Fargo provides $260 million term loan secured by multifamily residential building located in Chicago, IllinoisJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $260 million term loan secured by a multifamily residential building containing 626,633 net rentable residential square feet, 3,631 net rentable retail square feet, and parking for 198 vehicles located in Chicago, Illinois.