Sean E.Jackowitz

Associate

Boston + 1.617.449.6936

Sean Jackowitz has built a practice helping clients achieve their business objectives while navigating the complex rules of the U.S. tax code. He advises businesses in all manner of U.S. federal income tax issues, including tax planning and structuring, tax compliance and reporting, and investment tax credits.

Sean has represented clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including billion-dollar M&A deals, cross-border financings, bankruptcies, and internal restructurings. He has experience with offerings and exchanges of stock and debt of both U.S. and foreign issuers and has represented borrowers and lenders in many different financing arrangements. He also regularly represents investors in transactions involving new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and energy tax credits. In addition, Sean has experience resolving contested matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

Sean was recently a member of Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Future Leaders Program. Prior to joining Jones Day, Sean clerked for now-Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Experience

  • Laureate Education to sell Brazilian operations to Ser Educacional S.A. for R$3.862 billionJones Day is acting as special tax counsel to Laureate International, Inc. in its entering into a definitive agreement with Ser Educacional S.A. for the sale of its Brazilian operations.
  • Laureate Education divests operations in Chile to Fundación Educación y Cultura and sale of its for-profit operations for $218.2 millionJones Day acted as special tax counsel in the divestiture of its operations in Chile through the transfer of control of its not-for-profit institutions to Fundación Educación y Cultura and the sale of its for-profit operations.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SonruJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Modern Hire of Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology in EMEA and Asia Pacific.
  • WESCO International amends and restates $1.1 billion asset-based credit facilityJones Day represented WESCO International, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions, and its subsidiaries in connection with the $1.1 billion fourth amendment and restatement of its asset-based credit facility provided by Barclays Bank PLC, as administrative agent, and the other lenders party thereto.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 5.50% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • National Fuel Gas completes $172.6 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented National Fuel Gas Company, a diversified energy company, in connection with the $172.6 million underwritten public offering of 4,370,000 shares of Common Stock.
  • Investment management firm and its affiliated funds recapitalize technology firmJones Day advised an investment management firm and its affiliated funds in connection with a strategic recapitalization of a technology firm.
  • FirstEnergy subsidiary sold interest in New Jersey hydroelectric facility to Yards Creek Energy LLCJones Day advised Jersey Central Power & Light Company, a regulated utility and subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, on the sale of its 50% undivided interest in the Yards Creek Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Facility (the "Yards Creek Facility") to Yards Creek Energy LLC ("LS Power"), a subsidiary of LS Power Development, LLC.
  • Leading supplier to global rail industry obtains $150 million receivables facilityJones Day advised a leading supplier to the global rail industry, in connection with its $150 million receivables facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
  • 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.
  • Marathon Petroleum completes $2.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Marathon Petroleum Corporation, a leading, integrated, downstream energy company, in connection with its registered public offering of $1.25 billion of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2023 and $1.25 billion of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $555.2 million Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated producers of differentiated iron ore and steel in North America, in connection with an offering of an additional $555.2 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 and the repurchase and cancellation of $736.4 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Senior Notes.
  • National bank provides financing to national food store chainJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with a secured financing provided to a national food store chain.
  • Riverside acquires OmniUpdate and merges with Destiny SolutionsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of OmniUpdate, the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education, and subsequent merger with its portfolio company Destiny Solutions, the leading student lifecycle management solution provider for continuing education and other non-traditional higher education students.
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • Modern Media Acquisition completes merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day advised Modern Media Acquisition Corp. ("MMDM"), a special purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with Akazoo Limited, a U.K.- based digital music streaming platform specializing in emerging markets.
  • iAero Group acquires Swift AirJones Day advised iAero Group LLC (f.k.a. Blue Skies Aerospace Group LLC), as majority shareholder of the iAero Group, in its purchase of Swift Air, the leading independent U.S. airline charter business.
  • Stars Group and FOX Sports launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in U.S.Jones Day advised The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSX: TSGI) on its transaction with FOX Sports, a unit of Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA), to launch FOX Bet, the first-of-its kind national media and sports wagering partnership in the United States.
  • Twin River Worldwide Holdings completes $950 million debt refinancingJones Day represented Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc., a diverse, multi-jurisdictional owner and operator of gaming and racing facilities, in connection with its issuance of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 6.750% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $550 million senior secured credit agreement, consisting of a $300 million senior secured term loan facility and a $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 millionJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, in the $750 million acquisition and related financing of the Speedpay bill payment business of The Western Union Company.
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