Christopher P. Reuscher

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Corporate, Tax and Transactional
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.762.7994
F 330.376.4577
P 330.762.7994 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Mr. Reuscher focuses his practice on corporate and business law. He has significant transactional experience with complex business mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings, leveraged buy-outs, and recapitalizations. He has represented both public and privately held companies at various stages of growth and has provided clients with day-to-day counseling on sophisticated business matters and securities law compliance. He has worked extensively with private equity, subordinated debt and venture funds as well as the portfolio companies of such funds.

Experience
  • Represented a Florida-based corporate payment technology company in a $600 million stock sale with a France-based public company
  • Represented a Minneapolis-based specialty baked goods company in a $522 million international merger with a Netherlands-based bakery company
  • Represented a Columbus, Ohio based company in its $220 million divestiture of 200+ fast food restaurants
  • Represented a New York private equity fund in its $149 million stock acquisition of a multistate waste disposal and landfill operating company
  • Represented a domestic specialty baked goods company in a $135 million recapitalization and related stock acquisitions
  • Represented a UV-free sunless tanning company in a $116 million merger with a portfolio company of an Ohio-based private equity fund
  • Represented an Ohio-based audience response system technology company in a $96 million equity interest sale
  • Represented an Ohio-based electrical contractor company in a $90 million stock sale
  • Represented a Texas-based professional employer organization in a $70 million sale to an Illinois / British Columbia-based private equity firm
  • Represented a Minnesota-based manufacturing company in a $51.5 million preferred stock financing
  • Represented a New York-based private equity fund in its $46 million asset acquisition of a Michigan-based thermoplastic sheet manufacturing company
  • Represented a portfolio company of a New York private equity fund in connection with multiple stock and assets acquisitions of specialty chemical companies with an aggregate purchase price of $44 million
  • Represented an Ohio-based multi-location restaurant business in a $34 million sale to a California-based private equity firm
  • Represented a Texas-based private equity fund in its $31 million acquisition of a professional employer organization
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • with honors
  2. Malone University, B.A., Law and Society
    • Inducted into the Malone University Athletic Hall of Fame (2010)

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America© for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2018)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Business Organizations (2016-2019) and Corporate Law (2016-2019)
  • Greater Akron Chamber "30 for the Future" award recipient (2015)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011, 2013)
  • Leadership Akron, Class 30 (2013-2014)
  • Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2010

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) - Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus Chapters
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Supreme Court Rules That States can Require Out-of-State Retailers to Collect Sales Tax Even if They Have no Physical Presence in the Taxing State (Jun 27, 2018)
    Harvey Weinstein, Tax Reform, and Nondisclosures - Oh My! (Jan 19, 2018)
    New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Jan 9, 2018)
    Federal Government to Crack Down on States' Legal Marijuana Businesses (Jan 5, 2018)
    Evaluating Privacy and Data Security Needs to be Part of Your Due Diligence Process (Dec 21, 2017)
  2. Articles
    Stepping Into Mom and Dad’s Shoes - Crain's Cleveland (Jan 15, 2019)
    Technology M&A Predicted to Rise Significantly in 2017 (Apr 19, 2017)
    The Rising Importance of Independent Sponsors in M&A (Mar 30, 2017)
    Private Equity Forecast - USLAW Magazine (Apr 12, 2016)
    Earn-outs in M&A Deals: Negotiate With Care to Minimize Potential for Post-Closing Disputes - Crain's Cleveland Business, Corporate Growth and M&A Special Section (January 2014)
  3. Presentations
    USLAW TELFA Cross-Border Business and Transaction Exchange - USLAW Network Client Conference (2016)
    "Drafting, Defending and Litigating Contract Clauses" - USLAW Legal Leaders & Corporate Counsel Exchange (2015)
    "Venture Capital Term Sheets" - Akron Global Business Accelerator - Entrepreneurial Law Update (2013)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel Represents C.S.I. Enterprises, Inc. in $600 Million Acquisition by Edenred (Nov 28, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Christopher Reuscher Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America (Aug 15, 2017)
    Eight of Roetzel's Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2017)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2016)

Overview

Mr. Reuscher focuses his practice on corporate and business law. He has significant transactional experience with complex business mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity financings, leveraged buy-outs, and recapitalizations. He has represented both public and privately held companies at various stages of growth and has provided clients with day-to-day counseling on sophisticated business matters and securities law compliance. He has worked extensively with private equity, subordinated debt and venture funds as well as the portfolio companies of such funds.

Experience
  • Represented a Florida-based corporate payment technology company in a $600 million stock sale with a France-based public company
  • Represented a Minneapolis-based specialty baked goods company in a $522 million international merger with a Netherlands-based bakery company
  • Represented a Columbus, Ohio based company in its $220 million divestiture of 200+ fast food restaurants
  • Represented a New York private equity fund in its $149 million stock acquisition of a multistate waste disposal and landfill operating company
  • Represented a domestic specialty baked goods company in a $135 million recapitalization and related stock acquisitions
  • Represented a UV-free sunless tanning company in a $116 million merger with a portfolio company of an Ohio-based private equity fund
  • Represented an Ohio-based audience response system technology company in a $96 million equity interest sale
  • Represented an Ohio-based electrical contractor company in a $90 million stock sale
  • Represented a Texas-based professional employer organization in a $70 million sale to an Illinois / British Columbia-based private equity firm
  • Represented a Minnesota-based manufacturing company in a $51.5 million preferred stock financing
  • Represented a New York-based private equity fund in its $46 million asset acquisition of a Michigan-based thermoplastic sheet manufacturing company
  • Represented a portfolio company of a New York private equity fund in connection with multiple stock and assets acquisitions of specialty chemical companies with an aggregate purchase price of $44 million
  • Represented an Ohio-based multi-location restaurant business in a $34 million sale to a California-based private equity firm
  • Represented a Texas-based private equity fund in its $31 million acquisition of a professional employer organization

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • with honors
  2. Malone University, B.A., Law and Society
    • Inducted into the Malone University Athletic Hall of Fame (2010)

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Named Akron, OH "Lawyer of the Year" to The Best Lawyers in America© for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2018)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Business Organizations (2016-2019) and Corporate Law (2016-2019)
  • Greater Akron Chamber "30 for the Future" award recipient (2015)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010 & 2011, 2013)
  • Leadership Akron, Class 30 (2013-2014)
  • Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2010

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) - Chicago, Cleveland, and Columbus Chapters
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors

Insights

  1. Alerts
    Supreme Court Rules That States can Require Out-of-State Retailers to Collect Sales Tax Even if They Have no Physical Presence in the Taxing State (Jun 27, 2018)
    Harvey Weinstein, Tax Reform, and Nondisclosures - Oh My! (Jan 19, 2018)
    New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Jan 9, 2018)
    Federal Government to Crack Down on States' Legal Marijuana Businesses (Jan 5, 2018)
    Evaluating Privacy and Data Security Needs to be Part of Your Due Diligence Process (Dec 21, 2017)
  2. Articles
    Stepping Into Mom and Dad’s Shoes - Crain's Cleveland (Jan 15, 2019)
    Technology M&A Predicted to Rise Significantly in 2017 (Apr 19, 2017)
    The Rising Importance of Independent Sponsors in M&A (Mar 30, 2017)
    Private Equity Forecast - USLAW Magazine (Apr 12, 2016)
    Earn-outs in M&A Deals: Negotiate With Care to Minimize Potential for Post-Closing Disputes - Crain's Cleveland Business, Corporate Growth and M&A Special Section (January 2014)
  3. Presentations
    USLAW TELFA Cross-Border Business and Transaction Exchange - USLAW Network Client Conference (2016)
    "Drafting, Defending and Litigating Contract Clauses" - USLAW Legal Leaders & Corporate Counsel Exchange (2015)
    "Venture Capital Term Sheets" - Akron Global Business Accelerator - Entrepreneurial Law Update (2013)
  4. Firm News
    Roetzel Represents C.S.I. Enterprises, Inc. in $600 Million Acquisition by Edenred (Nov 28, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Christopher Reuscher Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America (Aug 15, 2017)
    Eight of Roetzel's Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® (Aug 15, 2017)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2016)