Colleen E.Laduzinski

Partner-in-Charge Boston

Boston + 1.617.449.6940 New York + 1.212.326.7890

Colleen Laduzinski is a tax "deal lawyer," known for solving complex tax and structuring issues in distressed transactions, bankruptcies, and restructurings. She is a trusted advisor on the tax aspects of capital markets and financing transactions and provides tax counsel on M&A transactions and private equity deals. With over two decades of experience, Colleen brings a thoughtful, practical, and commercial approach to her practice. She has an ability to distill complex tax concepts and communicate clearly with audiences of business decision makers, bankers, and lawyers.

Colleen acts as debtor's bankruptcy tax counsel in chapter 11 cases, such as Chrysler, Dana Corporation, Peabody Energy, and Westmoreland Resources. She leads tax representations of creditor groups, including onshore and offshore funds, in significant debt workouts and restructurings, such as syncreon group's cross-border restructuring. She advises on more than 100 publicly announced deals over any three-year period, including domestic and cross-border issuances of equity, financial instruments, and credit facilities for capital providers, underwriters, and multinational corporations.

Colleen adapts her skill set to changing circumstances and diverse client matters in the face of constantly evolving tax reform and shifting markets. Her significant publications include three Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios on corporate bankruptcy and financial restructurings. She is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, which advises Congress on bankruptcy law.

For five years, Colleen headed Jones Day's New Lawyers Group. With nearly 20 years of experience in New York, Colleen is now the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office.

Erfahrung

  • Multinational bank amends and extends existing $300 million subscription credit facility for real estate investment fundJones Day represented a multinational bank, as lender, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $300 million secured subscription credit facility for a real estate investment fund that focuses on the development and acquisition of high quality multifamily assets in top U.S. markets.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs obtains $1 billion incremental increase to existing credit facility with Bank of America, N.A.Jones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and the largest supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with a $1 billion incremental increase to its existing asset-based revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, bringing the total size of the facility to $4.5 billion.
  • Riverside acquires PFB Corporation for CA$178 millionJones Day advised The Riverside Company on its take-private acquisition of PFB Corporation (TSX: PFB), a North American vertically-integrated manufacturer of proprietary insulating building products based on expanded polystyrene technology, for a cash payment of CA$24.10 per share (CA$178 million on a fully diluted basis), as well as the transaction's financing.
  • Ecolab completes $2.5 billion public offering of NotesJones Day represented Ecolab Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.900% Notes due 2023, $500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.650% Notes due 2027, $650 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Notes due 2032, and $850 million aggregate principal amount of 2.700% Notes due 2051.
  • Solmax acquires U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer PropexJones Day served as antitrust and financing counsel to Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax) in the acquisition by Solmax of Propex Operating Company, LLC, a leading geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries.
  • Omnicom Group completes £325 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Capital Holdings plc, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of £325 million aggregate principal amount of 2.250% Senior Notes due 2033.
  • NorthWestern Corporation completes $325 million public offering of Common Stock, including forward saleJones Day represented NorthWestern Corporation in connection with the underwritten public offering of 6,074,767 shares of NorthWestern’s Common Stock at a public offering price of $53.50 per share.
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • Eldridge Industries provides senior secured term loan credit facility to Digital Currency Group, Inc.Jones Day advised Eldridge Industries, LLC, as administrative agent and lead arranger, on a senior secured term loan credit facility provided to Digital Currency Group, Inc. (“DCG”).
  • North American Coal obtains $120 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented The North American Coal Corporation, an American coal mining and mining services company and a subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc., in connection with a new $120 million revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • Lamb Weston completes $1.67 billion private placement of Senior NotesJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with its private placement of $1.67 billion aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes, comprised of $970 million of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2030 and $700 million of 4.375% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Xcel Energy completes $800 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.75% Senior Notes, Series due March 15, 2027 and $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.35% Senior Notes, Series due November 15, 2031.
  • Wells Fargo provides Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan for CBL PropertiesJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of and secured exit financing for CBL Properties (“CBL”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls.
  • Avient amends existing asset-based credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital FinanceJones Day represented Avient Corporation in connection with an amendment to its existing asset-based credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC, as administrative agent.
  • Dealer managers and underwriters complete $4.8 billion tender offer and concurrent offerings of $3.0 billion and €1.0 billion of Senior NotesJones Day represented the dealer managers and underwriters in a series of liability management transactions by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages.
  • PNC Bank amends and restates revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc.Jones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the amendment and restatement of its revolving credit facility for Meridian Bioscience, Inc. in the initial principal amount of $200 million.
  • TopBuild completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products in the United States, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2032.
  • TopBuild amends existing credit agreementJones Day represented TopBuild Corp., a leading installer and distributor of insulation and building material products to the U.S. construction industry, in connection with an amendment to its existing credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, to, among other things, increase the revolving commitments to $500 million and provide a new $300 million delayed draw term loan.
  • Calyxt establishes $50 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market offering program for up to $50 million of its Common Stock.
  • Ecolab completes liability management transactionsJones Day represented Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, in connection with liability management transactions, including (i) a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 2.750% Notes due 2055 (the “New Notes”) and (ii) an offer to exchange up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.500% Notes due 2041, 3.950% Notes due 2047, 3.700% Notes due 2046, and 4.800% Notes due 2030 for New Notes and cash.
  • Vortragstätigkeit

    • April 27, 2016
      International Tax Seminar for Detroit Chapter of Tax Executives Institute
    • November 17, 2015
      TEI Dallas Chapter Tax Seminar
    • June 22-23, 2015
      Recent Developments in International Tax: United States and Europe, 2015 TEI Region III Conference, Foxwoods Resort and Casino
    • June 3, 2015
      Global Insights: The Future of M&A