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

  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day is advising Groupe Solmax Inc., 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 (CDPQ) and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ (FSTQ)), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V. (TCGS), a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands).
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $750 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, an electric and gas utility and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 1.875% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 37 due June 15, 2031 (Green Bonds).
  • 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 2.95% Senior Notes due 2031.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $1 billion Senior Guaranteed Notes offering and redeems $531.4 million outstanding Senior NotesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2029 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Guaranteed Notes due 2031, and the redemption of $531.4 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding Senior Notes.
  • CITGO completes $650 million Senior Secured Notes offeringJones Day represented CITGO Petroleum Corporation, a North American refiner of complex crudes and producer of high-value petrochemicals, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $650 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes public offering of Common SharesJones Day represented Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., the largest flat-rolled steel producer and the largest supplier of iron ore pellets in North America, in connection with its issuance of 20,000,000 Common Shares by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. and 40,000,000 Common Shares by an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal S.A., as a selling shareholder.
  • TD Securities provides $450 million acquisition financing to Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with the refinancing of a previous credit facility to include a $450 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $375 million term loan and a $75 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of natural, plant-based, clean label, and zero or low-calorie sweeteners.
  • Peabody Energy completes comprehensive exchange transactionJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation (the "Company"), a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a series of recapitalization transactions to, among other things, provide the Company with maturity extensions and covenant relief, while allowing it to maintain sufficient operating liquidity and financial flexibility, including: (i) an offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding $459 million aggregate principal amount of 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the "Existing Notes") for (a) new 10.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be co-issued by PIC AU Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCo"), and PIC AU Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation and an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Peabody ("AU HoldingsCorp" and, together with AU HoldingsCo, the "Co-Issuers"), and (b) new 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 to be issued by Peabody; and (ii) a restructuring of the revolving loans under the Company's existing credit agreement (the "Existing Credit Agreement") by (a) making a pay down of revolving loans thereunder in the aggregate amount of $10 million, (b) the co-issuers incurring $206 million of term loans under a credit agreement, dated as of January 29, 2021, (c) the Company entering into a letter of credit facility, and (d) the Company amending the existing credit agreement.
  • Syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks complete $1.5 billion Senior Notes offering and tender offers totaling $1.75 billion by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in connection with an international offering of $1.5 billion of 3.950% Senior Notes due 2031 by Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers totaling $1.75 billion by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • TransDigm Inc. completes $1.2 billion Senior Subordinated Notes offeringJones 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 $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.625% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2029.
  • OUTFRONT Media completes $500 million private offering of 4.250% 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 4.250% Senior Notes due 2029 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of $500 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrafTech Finance Inc., of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2028 in a private offering pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.
  • GrafTech International Ltd. completes offering of Common Stock by existing stockholdersJones Day represented GrafTech International Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of EAF steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals, in connection with the offering of 8,500,000 shares of Common Stock by affiliates of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Brookfield Business Partners LP, members of the Brookfield consortium that have a majority ownership interest in GrafTech.
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets-led syndicate completes $1.1 billion Senior Notes offering, including inaugural issuance of SOFR Senior Notes, by KeyBankJones Day represented KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets LLC, and the other agents, in connection with KeyBank National Association’s (“KeyBank”) offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of Fixed-to-Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 and $350 million aggregate principal amount Floating SOFR Senior Bank Notes due January 3, 2024 in a transaction exempt from registration pursuant to Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933.
  • Nanobiotix completes $113.3 million IPO on NasdaqJones Day represented Nanobiotix S.A., a French clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the treatment of cancer, in connection with its $113.3 million initial public offering in the United States and listing on Nasdaq.
  • Georgia-Pacific completes add-on offering of $400 million Senior NotesJones Day represented Georgia-Pacific LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with a Rule 144A add-on offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 0.625% Senior Notes due 2024 and $150 million aggregate principal amount of 0.950% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • 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.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • International investment bank provides $110 million senior secured credit facility to veterinary groupJones Day advised an international bank, as arranger, in connection with a $110 million senior secured credit facility provided to a group of family-owned veterinary hospital acquisition companies.
  • Georgia-Pacific completes offering of $1.6 billion Senior NotesJones Day represented Georgia-Pacific LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $900 million aggregate principal amount of 0.625% Senior Notes due 2024 and $700 million aggregate principal amount of 0.950% Senior Notes due 2026.
  • 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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