Colleen E.Laduzinski

Partner-in-Charge Boston

Boston + 1.617.449.6940 New York + 1.212.326.7890

Colleen Laduzinski is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office. With two decades of experience at Jones Day in New York prior to Boston, Colleen brings a thoughtful, practical, and commercial approach to her practice as 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, private equity deals, and litigation settlements. Colleen 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 groundbreaking chapter 11 cases, such as Peabody Energy, and leads tax representations of creditor groups, including onshore and offshore funds, in significant debt workouts and restructurings. 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 and underwriters, such as Citizens and KeyBank, and for multinational corporations, such as Diebold and TransDigm.

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 has been a longtime supporter of Catholic Charities. For five years, Colleen led Jones Day's New Lawyers Group, leading junior lawyers as they determined the best practice area for their careers.

Experience

  • Athersys establishes equity purchase facility for sale of up to $100 million of common stockJones Day represented Athersys, Inc. in connection with the establishment of an equity purchase facility for the sale of up to $100 million of Athersys’ shares of common stock to Aspire Capital Fund LLC.
  • Cascades completes US$650 million and CDN$175 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in connection with the issuance of US$350 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2026, US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 and CDN$175 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% Senior Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $500 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Notes due 2030 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • OUTFRONT Media refinances $1.1 billion credit facilityJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the refinancing of its $1.1 billion credit facility with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as administrative agent.
  • TransDigm Group completes offering of $2.65 billion of Senior Subordinated NotesJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated, a leading global designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, in connection with the Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by TransDigm Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $2.65 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.50% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2027.
  • Cable Onda completes $600 million notes offeringJones Day represented Cable Onda, a Panamanian subsidiary of Millicom International Cellular, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $60 million senior secured credit facility to multinational software companyJones Day represented a merchant banking firm in connection with a $60 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $50 million initial term loan facility, a $5 million delayed draw term loan facility, and a $5 million revolving credit facility provided to a multinational software company.
  • 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.
  • Underwriters complete €500 million public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented the representatives of the several underwriters in connection with a public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of €500.0 million of 0.875% Senior Notes due 2039.
  • Underwriters complete $1.0 billion Green Bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented the representatives of the several underwriters in connection with a public Green Bond offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, of $1.0 billion of 2.875% of Senior Notes due 2049.
  • Merchant banking firm provides $200 million acquisition financing to consulting firmJones Day advised a merchant banking firm in connection with a $200 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $185 million term loan and a $15 million revolving credit facility supporting the acquisition of a multi-discipline design, engineering, and management consulting firm based in Southern California.
  • 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.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $750 million offering of 2.550% Senior NotesJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead-left book-running manager, together with the other underwriters, in KeyCorp's public offering of $750 million of 2.550% Senior Notes due October 2029 under KeyCorp's medium-term notes program.
  • Owens Corning issues $450 million of Green BondsJones Day represented Owens Corning, a global producer of residential and commercial building materials and of glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composites, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 3.950% Senior Notes due 2029.
  • Syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks complete $500 million Senior Notes offering by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in an international offering of $500 million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2029 by a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Trafigura acquires majority stake in Nyrstar operating businessJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the operating business of Nyrstar, a multi-billion dollar global metals business.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • J.P. Morgan and Citigroup Global Markets complete $2.0 billion public bond offering by PepsiCoJones Day represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as underwriters, in connection with the public offering by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods and beverages, of $2.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of $1.0 billion of 2.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $1.0 billion of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2049.
  • Omnicom completes €1 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by its wholly owned U.K. finance subsidiary, Omnicom Finance Holdings plc, of €1.0 billion of Senior Notes, consisting of €500 million of 0.800% Senior Notes due 2027 and €500 million of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $650 million private placement of Senior NotesJones Day advised OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the largest providers of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites in the United States and Canada, in connection with the issuance by two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries of $650 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.000% Senior Notes due 2027 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 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
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