Ciera M.Colon

Associate

Cleveland + 1.216.586.7218

Ciera Colon represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial real estate transactions. Her practice includes sale-leaseback transactions and single and multisite acquisitions and dispositions of industrial, office, and retail projects on behalf of sellers and purchasers; financing and refinancing of real estate assets on behalf of lenders and borrowers; and commercial leasing and subleasing of industrial and office space located throughout the United States on behalf of landlords and tenants. In addition, she has experience representing investors, lenders, and community development entities in transactions involving new markets and historic tax credits.

Ciera has performed due diligence reviews of title, zoning reports, property condition reports, surveys, and appraisals for investors, lenders, community development entities, and purchasers of commercial real estate. She also advises corporate clients with the real estate aspects of merger and acquisition transactions and corporate real estate service matters.

Recent transactions include the disposition of a retail shopping center, the acquisition of a 330,000-square-foot facility that will be transformed into new corporate headquarters, and the sale-leaseback of two multipurpose facilities.

Ciera is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Norman S. Minor Bar Association, and Commercial Real Estate Women, Inc. of Cleveland. She also volunteers as a coach for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Team. Ciera is author of "Rules are Meant to be Broken: Why the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Should Allow Pediatric Transplantation of Adult Lungs," published in the Journal of Law and Health (Fall 2014).

Experience

  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • SDS Rx acquires Medical Delivery ServicesJones Day advised Strategic Delivery Solutions ("SDS Rx"), backed by HCI Equity Partners, in the acquisition of Medical Delivery Services.
  • Park Place acquires Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc.Jones Day advised Park Place Technologies, LLC in its acquisition of Custom Hardware Engineering & Consulting, Inc., a provider of mission critical data center infrastructure services and specializing in post warranty hardware maintenance.
  • LendingTree announces strategic investment in StashJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its strategic investment in Stash, one of the fastest-growing banking and investing services in the U.S.
  • OMNOVA acquired by Synthomer plc for $824 millionJones Day advised OMNOVA Solutions Inc. in its $824 million acquisition by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company.
  • Affiliate of Selman & Company sells former headquarters building at 6110 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, OhioJones Day advised an affiliate of Selman & Company on the sale of a former headquarters building at 6110 Parkland Blvd., Mayfield Heights, Ohio to Mayfield Heights Parkland LLC.
  • Tinubu® Square acquires U.S. company eSURETY®Jones Day advised Tinubu® Square in its acquisition of U.S.-based eSURETY®, a cloud-based specialty software provider, enabling carriers, brokers, and MGAs to securely apply, quote, bond, issue, and support every form of surety as well as offering a powerful direct-to-the-consumer experience on any device from any browser, anywhere in the world.
  • Cobra Plastics sold to SilganJones Day advised Cobra Plastics, Inc., a manufacturer of injection molded plastic closures for a wide variety of consumer products, in its sale to Silgan Holdings Inc., a leading supplier of rigid packaging for consumer goods products.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company merges business operations with those of Maysteel IndustriesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the merger of business operations of portfolio company, Porter's Group LLC, with those of Maysteel Industries, LLC, creating a leading custom sheet metal fabricator serving a number of industries.
  • Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma acquires late stage biopharma companies and forms alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd. worth $3 billionJones Day advised Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. ("Sumitomo") in an acquisition of late stage biopharma companies and formation of alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company acquires Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi TechnologiesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Trialon Corporation of Customer Technology Center Michigan of Delphi Technologies.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires ILSIJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon LLC of ILSI, a developer and supplier of frequency control products.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • High Road Capital sells portfolio company Banner Solutions to Tailwind CapitalJones Day represented High Road Capital Partners in connection with the sale of portfolio company Banner Solutions, a leading wholesaler of door hardware, to Tailwind Capital.
  • PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 millionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, in its $775 million cash sale of its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners.
  • Wells Fargo Bank provides $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial propertiesJones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $865.7 million revolving and term loan facility secured by 120 industrial properties spread across seven states.
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