Christopher P. Reuscher

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Corporate, Tax and Transactional

222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.762.7994
F 330.376.4577
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.623.0150
F 216.623.0134
41 South High Street
Huntington Center, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
P 614.463.9770
F 614.463.9792

Christopher P. Reuscher

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Corporate, Tax and Transactional

Phone: 330.762.7994
Fax: 330.376.4577

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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


  • 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


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

Professional Affiliations

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



  • USLAW TELFA Cross-Border Business and Transaction Exchange, Chicago (September 2016)
  • "Drafting, Defending and Litigating Contract Clauses" - USLAW Legal Leaders & Corporate Counsel Exchange, Chicago (March 2015)
  • "Venture Capital Term Sheets" - Akron Global Business Accelerator - Entrepreneurial Law Update (March 2013)

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