CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of food services packaging and janitorial supplies, in its definitive agreement to acquire Veritiv Canada Inc. (NYSE: VRTV).

With the acquisition of Veritiv, Imperial Dade, based in Jersey City, N.J., will expand into the Canadian marketplace.

The Reed Smith deal team was led by partners Morley Fortier and Nick Gibson (Chicago), and associates Ethan Seery and Michelle Kraus (Chicago). The team also included partners Arnold Grant (Chicago), Allison Sizemore and Jennifer Smokelin (Pittsburgh), Paulo McKeeby (Dallas), Peter Emmi (New York), and Jennifer Magalhaes Cuddy (Tysons); counsels Catherine Castaldo (New York) and Ehsan Sanaie (Tysons); and associates Rishi Jain (Chicago), Shannon Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh), Joseph Mammone (Dallas), Christine Gartland (New York), and A.J. Wissinger (Houston).

More information is available in the Imperial Dade news release at