Overview

Mr. Reilly advises clients on mergers and acquisition transactions on a global basis in a wide range of industries. These transactions include negotiated acquisitions, cross border transactions, strategic divestitures and mergers, competitive auctions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, and distressed company bankruptcy and UCC Article 9 sales. He recently advised a public company on the divestiture of a non-core business with operations worldwide, which included complex intellectual property, regulatory, and international tax issues. Mr. Reilly has advised on more than US $1 billion of public and private transactions.

Mr. Reilly concentrates on corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, corporate finance, and energy project development and investments. He is also experienced in representing tax exempt organizations, having served as outside general counsel for 36 years to the Institute for Supply Management, Inc. (“ISM”), an educational organization serving supply management and purchasing professionals worldwide and the publisher of the ISM Report on Business®. Mr. Reilly has advised on transactions and corporate matters in numerous industries.

FOCUS AREAS

  • Development of a biomass fueled CPH electric generation facility in County Mayo, Ireland; investment in a one million MW electric generation facility in Astoria, Queens, NY; various investments in electric generation facilities in the U.S., including the formation of a private equity fund dedicated exclusively to energy projects

  • Acquisition of Kmart Canada and subsequent sale to Hudson’s Bay Company; acquisition of NBO Stores, Inc., Pic 'N Pay Stores, R&S Strauss, Gemini Industries, and Domain, Inc. (retail chain of furniture stores)

  • Acquisition of industrial gas distributors in the U.S. and Canada, including strategic merger of specialty, medical, and industrial gas distributor with Praxair Distribution, Inc.

  • Management of sponsored buyout from UTStarcom of Personal Communication Devices, LLC, the largest distributor of mobile cellular and wireless communications devices in the U.S.

  • Divestiture of the worldwide HemoCue business by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated to the Danaher Corporation in a competitive auction; sale of home healthcare companies and other healthcare related businesses

  • Acquisition of office equipment distributors by Konica Minolta Business Solutions

  • Acquisition of telecommunications carriers across the U.S. for BCN Telecom

  • Mergers, joint ventures, licensing, corporate governance, IRS representation, and other corporate matters

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Saint Peter's College (now Saint Peter's University) (B.S.)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions

American Society of Association Executives
Legal Section Council, 1992-1996

Legal Employment

Counihan, Casey & Loomis, Washington, DC, 1973-1976

Ozzard, Rizzolo, Mauro & Savo, Somerville, NJ, 1976-1979

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Tax Court

Civic / Charitable Activities

Saint Peter's College
Board of Regents, 1990-1994
Vice Chairman, 1992-1993
Chairman, 1993-1994
Board of Trustees, 1994-1998
Distinguished Alumni Award, 1996

Regional Business Partnership Metro Newark Area Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1997
General Counsel
Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club, 1997-1999 and present
Commodore, 2007
Trustee

Delbarton School Fathers & Friends, 1994-2003
Trustee
Scholarship Committee

Kent Place School Athletic Association, 2005-2006
President Athletic Association

Middlebury College, Colgate University, Hobart College
Parents Committee Member, 1993-2010

Military Experience

First Lieutenant, US Army,1971-1973

Publications & Features

NEWSROOM

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Corporate

AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Named to the Irish Legal 100, 2014, 20152016 

ISM Presidential Citation for distinguished service to ISM, 2000

St. Peter's College Distinguished Alumni Award, 1996

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