Lou Spelios has a global transactions practice which focuses on buy-side mergers and acquisitions, private equity recapitalizations, and general business law. Mr. Spelios' clients are public and private corporations, including private-equity-backed enterprises.  

Recent transactions include:

  • Acquisition of Avintiv, Inc. by client Berry Plastics Corporation (NYSE: BERY) for $2.45 billion.
  • Acquisition of AEP, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEPI) by client Berry Plastics Corporation (NYSE: BERY) for $765 million.
  • Recapitalization of client Document Technologies, LLC by OMERS Private Equity.
  • Acquisition of US Floors, Inc. by client Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Acquisition of Equator, LLC by client Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS) for $70 million, plus a potential $80 million earnout.
  • Acquisition of the Legal Services Division of Merrill Corporation by client Document Technologies, LLC.

 

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chambers USA, Georgia - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2011-2017)
    • BTI Client Service All-Star Team (2009)
    • Georgia Rising Star (2005-2007, 2009-2012)
    • Georgia Legal Elite (Corporate Law, 2006, 2008, 2016)
    • Alumni Council of Dartmouth College – President (2014-2015); President-Elect (2013-2014); Councilor, At-Large Seat, Southeast United States (2010-2013); Member, Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee (2013-2016); Chair, Alumni Liaison Committee to the Board of Trustees (2015-2016); Chair, Orientation Committee (2013-2014); Chair, Student Affairs Committee (2012-2013)
    • Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston—Member, Board of Directors (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, Area Enrollment Director,  Metropolitan Boston, MA  (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Fund Committee—Member (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Class Officers Association – President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College Class Presidents Association - President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
    • Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston—Member, Board of Directors (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, Area Enrollment Director,  Metropolitan Boston, MA  (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Fund Committee—Member (2016-present)
    • Dartmouth College Class Officers Association – President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College Class Presidents Association - President (2012-2013); Vice President (2011-2012)
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
    • Dartmouth College, Class of 1995 - Head Agent (2015-present); President (2010-2015); 15th Reunion Chair (2010)
    • Dartmouth College Club Officers Association – Executive Committee (2008-2010)
    • Dartmouth Club of Georgia – Member, Board of Trustees (2010-2016); President (2005-2007), Vice-President (2003-2005); Young Alumni Chair (2001-2003)
    • Dartmouth College – Office of Admissions, District Enrollment Director, Georgia (2007-2016)
    • Leadership Cobb – Class of 2009
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Professional Affiliations

    • State Bar of Georgia – Business Law Section, Chair
    • State Bar of Georgia – Chair, 2015 Business Law Institute
    • State Bar of Georgia – Corporate Code Revision Committee, Secretary
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter
    • State Bar of Georgia – Corporate Code Revision Committee, Secretary
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter
    • Member, C-Series Speaker’s Committee – Association for Corporate Growth, Boston, MA Chapter
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Publications

  • "Mergers and Acquisitions: An Overview," Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions

Speaking Engagements

  • “Is an ESOP Right for You?” Sponsored by Benefits Trust, Bryan Cave LLP, JP Morgan Securities, and Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., Seminar and Panel Discussion, Atlanta, GA, February 10, 2015