Joanne S.Wallace

Partner

Chicago + 1.312.269.1563

Joanne Wallace's practice covers a wide variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including advising public and private companies in acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, restructurings, and joint ventures. In addition, Joanne counsels clients on day-to-day general employee benefits and executive compensation issues and has extensive experience drafting and negotiating employment, separation, and change-of-control agreements and designing and implementing equity and other incentive compensation arrangements.

Joanne has engaged in various pro bono activities throughout her career. Most recently, she has done work for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). She also is actively involved in the Chicago community. She participates in Chicago's "Working in the Schools" (WITS) program, which promotes literacy and the love of reading among Chicago's youth by providing one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to elementary school children in the Chicago Public Schools system, and participated in the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago's "Lawyers in the Classroom" program for several years.

Joanne is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Experience

  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Advanced FireJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company CertaSite, LLC of Advanced Fire Company, Approved Fire Protection, and Advanced Fire and Security to form Advanced Fire, a provider of fire and life safety system inspection, monitoring, repair, and maintenance and installation services.
  • Riverside invests in GSB & Associates, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development with a diverse portfolio of liquid and powdered flavors.
  • Riverside invests in QueTelJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and related financing of QueTel, the technology leader in digital and physical evidence management that also helps law enforcement agencies handle back-office processes, such as forensic request processing, and the management of equipment, uniforms, and supplies.
  • Riverside invests in Advance Fire & SafetyJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in fire protection service provider Advance Fire & Safety.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Element Integrity Group, Inc.Jones Day represented Dorilton Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company, Versa Integrity Group, Inc., of the assets of Element Integrity Group, Inc., a provider of innovative mechanical integrity and non-destructive testing services to the petrochemical industry, including in consulting, program implementation, inspection, verification, and testing.
  • Riverside acquires National FlavorsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of National Flavors LLC, a Michigan limited liability company engaged in the business of formulating and producing artificial and natural liquid flavors, extracts, variegates and colors for frozen desserts and dairy products, baked goods, confections, processed fruits, beverages, and other product categories.
  • Dorilton Capital portfolio company acquires Dunkel BrosJones Day represented Dorilton Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company MEI Rigging & Crating, LLC of Dunkel Bros, a provider of machinery moving and warehousing services.
  • Invenergy sold 90.1% interest in 109 MW operating wind portfolio to Excelsior EnergyJones Day advised Invenergy Renewables Global LLC in the sale of 90.1% of its indirect equity interests in the Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III wind projects, with a combined capacity of 109 MW, located in Antelope and Boone Counties, Nebraska, to a subsidiary of Excelsior Energy Capital.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
  • Invitation Homes sells 708 homes in Nashville to Tricon Capital GroupJones Day advised Invitation Homes L.P. in connection with the sale of 708 homes in Nashville to Tricon Capital Group Inc. for $210 million.
  • YETI Holdings completes $333.5 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with the $333.5 million underwritten secondary public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Sure Foot CorporationJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company SureWerx, a leading supplier of professional safety products, tools and equipment, of Sure Foot Corporation, a manufacturer of footwear traction aid products.
  • NRC Group Holdings acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day advised NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value at $966 million.
  • Hill-Rom sells surgical consumable products to Audax Private Equity for $170 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), which recently rebranded as Hillrom, in its $170 million sale of certain surgical consumable products and related assets to an affiliate of Audax Private Equity.
  • Cortec Group sold VidarisJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the sale of ArchEng Holding Company d/b/a Vidaris, Inc., a provider of niche consulting services within the architecture, engineering, and construction industries focusing on high-performance buildings and specialty structures.
  • Adtalem Global Education acquires OnCourse Learning's financial services business for $121 millionJones Day advised Adtalem Global Education Inc., a leading workforce solutions provider, in its acquisition of the financial services division of OnCourse Learning, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based leading provider of compliance training, licensure preparation, continuing education and professional development, for approximately $121 million in cash.
  • 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.
  • YETI Holdings completes $271 million secondary offering of Common StockJones Day represented YETI Holdings, Inc., a designer, marketer, retailer, and distributor of a variety of innovative, branded, premium products, in connection with a $271 million underwritten secondary offering of Common Stock by certain of its stockholders.
  • Cortec Group sells WU Holdco to The Carlyle Group and TA AssociatesJones Day advised the Cortec Group in the sale of WU Holdco, Inc., the holding company for Weiman Products, LLC and Urnex Brands, LLC, which are leading developers, manufacturers, and distributors of specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets, to The Carlyle Group and TA Associates.
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