Chris Kelly's broad practice includes representing corporations and financing institutions in diverse domestic and international corporate finance matters such as public equity and debt, Rule 144A high yield offerings, private capital raising, reorganization, restructuring, recapitalization, and acquisition transactions. He regularly advises SEC reporting companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Chris oversees the U.S. side of the Firm's Capital Markets Practice.
Notable corporate clients include Athersys, Cliffs Natural Resources, Eaton Corporation, Jefferies, Inc., The J.M. Smucker Company, KeyCorp, Molycorp, National Fuel Gas, Olympic Steel, Park-Ohio Corporation, Swagelok Corporation, and TransDigm Group.
Chris's extensive financial institutions representations include Jefferies & Co. and KeyBanc Capital Markets in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Chris is a co-chair of the Host Committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention and a board member of The Cleveland Orchestra, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Catholic Community Foundation, Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), and Sisters of Charity Health System. He previously served on the boards of Team NEO, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Canisius College Board of Regents. Chris is co-chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Host Committee and the Smart Business Investors' Conference Host Committee and is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland (Class of 2006).
KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1 billion Senior Notes offering by KeyBank
Associated Estates acquired by Brookfield Asset Management for $2.5 billion
National Fuel Gas issues $450 million of 5.20% Notes in public offering
Honors & Distinctions
Repeatedly named one of America's Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA
Consistently selected for inclusion in the annual Best Lawyers in America guide
Highly recommended by PLC Which lawyer?