Diane D. Reynolds

Overview

DIANE D. REYNOLDS has an extensive background in the representation of private and publicly-held entities in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, compliance, corporate governance, and strategic growth initiatives.  She has also served as General Counsel to technology, financial services and consumer products companies and has extensive experience representing companies and investors in change-of-control transactions.  Diane also possesses a unique depth of experience in privacy/data security combined with strong technology experience, due to her lengthy involvement in the technology sector.

Diane has served as advisor to, and as a director of, several public and privately-held companies.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2015-2016, 2018-2022), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.

Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures

1. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in acquisition of foods division from privately-held consumer products company.

2. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in acquisition of privately-held automotive applications company.

3. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foods subsidiary to national cooperative.

4. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foods division to NYSE-listed consumer products company.

5. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of wood products company to privately-held international conglomerate.

6. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy foods division to national dairy cooperative.  

7. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of construction division to privately-held U.S. manufacturer.   

8. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of foods division to private equity fund.

9. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of automotive application division to private equity fund.

10. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of Puerto Rico-based salty snack foods group to privately-held asset manager.

11. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of vinyl coated fabrics division to publicly-traded private equity firm and global asset manager. 

12. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national snack foods company to subsidiary of NYSE-listed food and beverage company. 

13. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national confectionary company to private equity fund. 

14. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national adhesives division to private equity fund. 

15. Represented private employee and outside investor group in leveraged buy-out of financial services company.

16. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national foods division to subsidiary of NYSE-listed consumer products company.

17. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to private equity firm.

18. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to national cooperative.

19. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed distributor of food supplies to food service industry.

20. Represented privately-held integrated health care services company in sale to privately-held health care services company.

21. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of dairy products company to privately-held regional supermarket chain.

22. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of seafood products division to privately-held regional consumer products company.

23. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to U.S. subsidiary of NYSE-listed Swiss multinational food and beverage company.

24. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to private equity fund.

25. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of aerosol paint subsidiary to NYSE-listed consumer services conglomerate.

26. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to private equity fund.

27. Represented U.S.-based consumer products subsidiary of publicly-traded Mexican- based food and beverage company in purchase of U.S.-based regional snack food subsidiary of NYSE-listed U.S.-based food and beverage company.

28. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of instant flavored broths subsidiary to private-held food and beverage company.

29. Represented U.S.-based NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of flavorings company to privately-held Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business.

30. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy companies to regional privately-held dairy company.

31. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in acquisition of condiments company from NYSE-listed consumer and industrial products company. 

32. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of pasta subsidiary to privately-held food and beverage company.

33. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed consumer products company.

34. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of plastics subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

35. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed food processing company.

36. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to U.K.-based private equity fund.

37. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national seafood products subsidiary to division of privately-held consumer products company.

38. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of plastics subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

39. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of steel fabrication subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

40. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national foods company to privately-held, international food and beverage company.

41. Represented U.S.-based, NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national snack foods company to Mexican-based, publicly-traded food and beverage company.

42. Represented privately-held hosting solutions company in sale to NASDAQ-listed technology company.

43. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in its joint venture with Japanese-based food and beverage company.

44. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in its joint venture with Dutch-based manufacturer.

45. Represented privately-held integrated media yield software corporation in sale to large media yield management software company.

46. Represented largest privately held hosting company in sale to NASDAQ-listed hosting, domain registration and SEO company.

Capital Market and Lending Transactions

Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage, consumer products and industrial products company in:

  • multiple debenture offerings.
  • creation of private offering memoranda.
  • structuring securities lending arrangements.
  • structuring individual operating platform term and revolving credit facilities.

Venture Capital Transactions

1. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup, internet-based retailer.

2. Represented a U.S. investor group in its equity investment in health care billing company.

3. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup information services company.

4. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup health care technology company.

Diane is a past board member of a NASDAQ-listed financial services company, having served for ten years.  She also served as a board member for a privately held financial services company and a healthcare technology company.

Diane received her M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; her J.D. from Capital University Law School; and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.  She is admitted to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and New York.

Overview

DIANE D. REYNOLDS has an extensive background in the representation of private and publicly-held entities in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, compliance, corporate governance, and strategic growth initiatives.  She has also served as General Counsel to technology, financial services and consumer products companies and has extensive experience representing companies and investors in change-of-control transactions.  Diane also possesses a unique depth of experience in privacy/data security combined with strong technology experience, due to her lengthy involvement in the technology sector.

Diane has served as advisor to, and as a director of, several public and privately-held companies.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® (2015-2016, 2018-2022), a Woodward/White, Inc. business and partners with U.S.News & World Report, in the area of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships). A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE.

Mergers and Acquisitions; Joint Ventures

1. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in acquisition of foods division from privately-held consumer products company.

2. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in acquisition of privately-held automotive applications company.

3. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foods subsidiary to national cooperative.

4. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foods division to NYSE-listed consumer products company.

5. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of wood products company to privately-held international conglomerate.

6. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy foods division to national dairy cooperative.  

7. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of construction division to privately-held U.S. manufacturer.   

8. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of foods division to private equity fund.

9. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of automotive application division to private equity fund.

10. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of Puerto Rico-based salty snack foods group to privately-held asset manager.

11. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of vinyl coated fabrics division to publicly-traded private equity firm and global asset manager. 

12. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national snack foods company to subsidiary of NYSE-listed food and beverage company. 

13. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national confectionary company to private equity fund. 

14. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national adhesives division to private equity fund. 

15. Represented private employee and outside investor group in leveraged buy-out of financial services company.

16. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national foods division to subsidiary of NYSE-listed consumer products company.

17. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to private equity firm.

18. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to national cooperative.

19. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed distributor of food supplies to food service industry.

20. Represented privately-held integrated health care services company in sale to privately-held health care services company.

21. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of dairy products company to privately-held regional supermarket chain.

22. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of seafood products division to privately-held regional consumer products company.

23. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of dairy products subsidiary to U.S. subsidiary of NYSE-listed Swiss multinational food and beverage company.

24. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to private equity fund.

25. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of aerosol paint subsidiary to NYSE-listed consumer services conglomerate.

26. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to private equity fund.

27. Represented U.S.-based consumer products subsidiary of publicly-traded Mexican- based food and beverage company in purchase of U.S.-based regional snack food subsidiary of NYSE-listed U.S.-based food and beverage company.

28. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of instant flavored broths subsidiary to private-held food and beverage company.

29. Represented U.S.-based NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of flavorings company to privately-held Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor business.

30. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of dairy companies to regional privately-held dairy company.

31. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in acquisition of condiments company from NYSE-listed consumer and industrial products company. 

32. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of pasta subsidiary to privately-held food and beverage company.

33. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed consumer products company.

34. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of plastics subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

35. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of foodservice division to NYSE-listed food processing company.

36. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of regional snack foods company to U.K.-based private equity fund.

37. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in sale of national seafood products subsidiary to division of privately-held consumer products company.

38. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of plastics subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

39. Represented NYSE-listed industrial products company in sale of steel fabrication subsidiary to privately-held manufacturer.

40. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national foods company to privately-held, international food and beverage company.

41. Represented U.S.-based, NYSE-listed food and beverage company in sale of national snack foods company to Mexican-based, publicly-traded food and beverage company.

42. Represented privately-held hosting solutions company in sale to NASDAQ-listed technology company.

43. Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage company in its joint venture with Japanese-based food and beverage company.

44. Represented NYSE-listed consumer products company in its joint venture with Dutch-based manufacturer.

45. Represented privately-held integrated media yield software corporation in sale to large media yield management software company.

46. Represented largest privately held hosting company in sale to NASDAQ-listed hosting, domain registration and SEO company.

Capital Market and Lending Transactions

Represented NYSE-listed food and beverage, consumer products and industrial products company in:

  • multiple debenture offerings.
  • creation of private offering memoranda.
  • structuring securities lending arrangements.
  • structuring individual operating platform term and revolving credit facilities.

Venture Capital Transactions

1. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup, internet-based retailer.

2. Represented a U.S. investor group in its equity investment in health care billing company.

3. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup information services company.

4. Represented founders in the formation and capitalization of a startup health care technology company.

Diane is a past board member of a NASDAQ-listed financial services company, having served for ten years.  She also served as a board member for a privately held financial services company and a healthcare technology company.

Diane received her M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; her J.D. from Capital University Law School; and her B.A. from The Ohio State University.  She is admitted to practice in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and New York.

Education

Capital University Law School (J.D. 1985)
The Ohio State University (B.A. 1982)
University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. 1999)

Admissions

State of Ohio
State of New York
State of Michigan
State of Illinois
State of New Jersey

Memberships

  • BNY Mellon Advisory Board
American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Michigan Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association