Jason M. Hille

Partner

Overview

Jason M. Hille is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Hille regularly represents public and private companies in a variety of industries regarding mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, corporate financings and general corporate matters. He is a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice and Sports Industry Team.

Mr. Hille regularly represents public and private companies in a variety of industries on transactional and corporate matters. He represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations. Mr. Hille also represents issuers in public and private securities offerings. He provides continuing advice to a number of public companies in a variety of industries regarding federal securities law compliance, disclosure and reporting and corporate governance matters. Mr. Hille also regularly represents venture capital and private equity clients regarding fund formation and portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Hille also regularly represents mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and publicly traded investment advisers with respect to all aspects of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public disclosure and reporting and the offering of securities.

Education

Mr. Hille is a graduate of Marquette University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2002; M.S., 2003). He obtained his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006), where he was a staff member and articles editor for The Journal of Legislation.

Admissions

Mr. Hille is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Representative Matters

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Foley served as counsel for the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) in its role as domestic regulator of Ambac Assurance Corporation (AAC) and as rehabilitator of the Segregated Account of AAC. We have been closely involved with the overall restructuring of AAC, including the recently announced global settlement with the CDO of ABS counterparties.
Foley represented Journal Communications, Inc. in the combination with The E.W. Scripps Company. In the transactions, each of Journal and Scripps will spin-off their respective newspaper businesses, which will then combine and become a new public company called Journal Media Group. Following the foregoing, Journal will merge into a subsidiary of Scripps, resulting in a pure broadcast (TV and radio) public company. Journal's shareholders will have 41% of the combined newspaper company and 31% of the combined broadcast company.
Represented the private equity fund, Wynnchurch Capital, on two complex automotive aftermarket supplier acquisitions involving Centrum Equities and Proliance International (through a 363 bankruptcy sale) and combining the companies post-closing into an integrated aftermarket automotive supplier called Vista Automotive. The transaction was complicated due to the number of facilities being acquired in the two deals and required a complex deal structure to accommodate operations in the U.S. and Mexico as well as dealing with bankruptcy sale issues. The transactions required substantial negotiations over a six month period leading up to a successful closing of both transactions. In 2010, a substantial division of Vista Automotive was successfully sold to BBB Industries.