Vertellus Specialties Inc. is a specialty chemicals company focused on the manufacture of high growth, high-value products sold to the agricultural, nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care and performance materials markets. Vertellus's Agriculture and Nutrition Specialties business is the global market leader in pyridine and picolines as well as a large producer of Vitamin B3. The Health and Specialty Products business utilizes a broad range of complex technologies manufacturing biomaterials, reducing agents, and a host of other fine chemicals engineered to meet customer needs. The Performance Materials business specializes in natural and renewable chemistries based on castor, citrate and shea butter. Vertellus manufactures products, systems and additives that enhance the physical properties of its customer's end use formulations.
Ice Miller has represented Vertellus and its predecessor, Reilly Industries, Inc., for more than 40 years. During this time, Ice Miller lawyers have acted as in-house counsel in general corporate matters and have managed Vertellus' patent and trademark portfolio on a global level. The firm has represented Vertellus with respect to general litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental matters, risk management, personal injury litigation, labor and benefits, general corporate, and other legal matters. In addition, Ice Miller has represented Vertellus in connection with strategic acquisitions, sales of partial businesses, bank financings and private placements.