Ciera M.Colon

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8655

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

  • The Duchossois Group agrees to sell The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day is advising The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Tiger LightsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of Tiger Lights, a leading provider of aftermarket LED lighting accessories for agricultural and industrial equipment including tractors, combines, forklifts, and skid steers.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • Sumitovant Biopharma acquires remaining stake in Urovant SciencesJones Day advised Sumitovant Biopharma in its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Urovant Sciences Ltd. not already owned by Sumitovant at a price of $16.25 per share in cash.
  • Aesop Auto Parts acquires Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc.Jones Day advised American Pacific Group in its acquisition by operating company Aesop Auto Parts of Wayne Auto Salvage, Inc., a North Carolina auto recycling business.
  • Nordson sold screws and barrels product line to Altair InvestmentsJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in the sale of its screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems division to Altair Investments.
  • American Industrial Partners invests $50 million in Orizon AerostructuresJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $50 million investment in Orizon Aerostructures, LLC, a market leader in the manufacturing, processing, and assembly of complex aerostructure components for both commercial and defense applications that has significant content on the industry’s highest-profile platforms, including the F-35 and 737.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Wells Fargo-led syndicate of lenders successfully negotiate secured $1.1 billion restructuring credit facility for Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT)Jones Day represented Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”), as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (“PREIT”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls totaling over 23 million square feet of retail space.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Fox ElectronicsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Abracon, LLC of Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control solutions.
  • Morgan Stanley portfolio company acquires Custom Poly Bag, Inc.Jones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC of Custom Poly Bag, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom flexible packaging for bakery, protein, medical, and specialty consumer markets, based in Alliance, Ohio.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • SITE Centers acquires interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLCJones Day advised SITE Centers Corp. in its acquisition of Blackstone's interest in BRE DDR Retail Holdings IV LLC (Bayside JV), a joint venture that owns and operates retail shopping centers.
  • RotaDyne sold Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business to Ace Midwest, LLCJones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of the operating assets of the Elastomer Processing Group rubber manufacturing business, and certain real property located in Chicago, Illinois, to Ace Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Ace Elastomer, Inc.
  • RotaDyne sold roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.Jones Day advised Rotation Dynamics Corporation d/b/a RotaDyne in its sale of substantially all of its roller business assets to Finzer Roller, Inc.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Parker Products, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Parker Products, LLC of Creative Food Ingredients, Inc., a provider of baked food ingredients and inclusions.
  • HBK Engineering sold to Quanta Services, Inc.Jones Day advised HBK Engineering, LLC in its acquisition by Quanta Services, Inc.