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

  • 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.
  • Parker Hannifin obtains $2 billion term loan facility and amends revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in connection with $2 billion term loan facility with KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, to finance the acquisition of Meggitt plc; and $3 billion amendment to its revolving credit facility.
  • Bally’s completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Bally's Corporation, a leading owner and operator of 12 casinos across eight states as well as online gaming and sports betting platforms, in connection with the issuance by two of its unrestricted subsidiaries of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2029 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • KeyBank provides $355 million credit facility to Davey Tree Expert CompanyJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $325 million revolving credit facility, with a $150 million letter of credit sublimit and a $30 million swing line commitment, provided to The Davey Tree Expert Company, a provider of a wide range of arboricultural, horticultural, environmental, and consulting services to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. completes US$500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cemig Geração e Transmissão S.A. (“CEMIG GT”) in connection with its offer to purchase for cash up to US$500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.250% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • Conagra Brands completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million 0.500% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Lamb Weston obtains new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a new $1 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility provided by Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • ABM amends and extends existing $1.95 billion credit facilityJones Day represented ABM Industries Incorporated, a leading provider of facility solutions, in connection with an amendment and extension to its existing $1.95 billion credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (the “Company”), a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facility ("Facility") with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offering, including issuance of SOFR Senior Notes, by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; RBC Capital Markets, LLC; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC; and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating Compound SOFR Senior Bank Notes due June 14, 2024 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of Floating Compound SOFR Senior Bank Notes due June 14, 2024 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • BofA Securities, as representative of the several underwriters, completes $390 million Senior Notes offering and tender offer by KB HomeJones Day represented BofA Securities, Inc., as representative of the several underwriters, and as dealer manager, in connection with the public offering and tender offer by KB Home, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, of $390 million aggregate principal amount of 4.00% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Peabody Energy establishes at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the establishment of an at-the-market equity program for the sale of up to 12,500,000 shares of its Common Stock.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $225 million term loan facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a new $225 million term loan facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • OGE Energy completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp., a large energy services provider, in connection with its $500 million public offering of Senior Notes.
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company completes $500 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented OGE Energy Corp. in connection with the $500 million public offering of Senior Notes by subsidiary, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company.
  • Skyworks Solutions completes $1.5 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a leading manufacturer of highly innovative analog semiconductors, in connection with its registered public offering of $500 million of 0.900% Senior Notes due 2023, $500 million of 1.800% Senior Notes due 2026, and $500 million of 3.000% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • PNC leads $900 million revolving credit facility for manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safetyJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and PNC Capital Markets LLC, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a fourth amended and restated credit agreement for a manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safety, providing a $900 million revolving loan facility.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • 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