Colleen E.Laduzinski

Partner-in-Charge Boston

Boston + 1.617.449.6940 New York + 1.212.326.7890

Colleen Laduzinski is 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 and private equity deals. With over two decades of experience, Colleen brings a thoughtful, practical, and commercial approach to her practice. She 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 chapter 11 cases, such as Chrysler, Dana Corporation, Peabody Energy, and Westmoreland Resources. She leads tax representations of creditor groups, including onshore and offshore funds, in significant debt workouts and restructurings, such as syncreon group's cross-border restructuring. 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, underwriters, and multinational corporations.

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 is a Conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, which advises Congress on bankruptcy law.

For five years, Colleen headed Jones Day's New Lawyers Group. With nearly 20 years of experience in New York, Colleen is now the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office.

Experience

  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Avient completes $725 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Avient Corporation in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $725 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • MassMutual provides $130 million revolving credit facility to SPV, managed by leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $130 million revolving credit facility provided to a special purpose vehicle under the management of a leading global investment firm.
  • Underwriters complete concurrent offerings of $1.25 billion of Green Senior Notes, $1.25 billion of Senior Notes, and £750 million of Senior NotesJones Day represented the underwriters in a series of concurrent Senior Notes offerings by PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company.
  • MassMutual provides $1.025 billion NAV loan facility to leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $1.025 billion NAV loan facility provided to a leading global investment firm.
  • MassMutual closes $1.5 billion structured term loan secured by company's intellectual propertyJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and MassMutual Intellectual Property LLC in connection with refinancing a $1.5 billion structured term loan secured by intellectual property.
  • Citigroup Global Markets, as representative of several underwriters, complete $350 million Senior Notes offering by KB HomeJones Day represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as representative of the several underwriters, in connection with the public offering by KB Home of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2030.
  • MassMutual provides $120 million term loan facility to top-tier public special purpose vehicleJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $120 million term loan facility provided to a top-tier public special purpose vehicle.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $700 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $300 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.10% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 38 due June 1, 2032 and $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.50% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 39 due June 1, 2052.
  • Northern States Power completes $500 million public offering of Green BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Minnesota Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public green bond offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.50% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 1, 2052.
  • Xcel Energy completes $700 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.60% Senior Notes, Series due June 1, 2032.
  • Cintas completes $1.2 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Cintas Corporation, a leading provider of uniform rental and facility services and first aid and safety services, in connection with the registered offering by Cintas Corporation No. 2, its wholly-owned subsidiary, of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.450% Senior Notes due 2025 and $800 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Simpson Manufacturing Company announces offer to acquire Etanco GroupJones Day advised Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc. in the €725 million acquisition of the Etanco Group.
  • Timken completes $350 million Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented The Timken Company, a leading designer, producer, and supplier of engineered bearings and power transmission products, in connection with its registered offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Peabody Energy establishes $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $225 million at-the-market equity programJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with the establishment of a $150 million unsecured revolving credit facility with Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto, and a related at-the-market equity program for the sale of shares of its Common Stock having an aggregate gross sales price of up to $225 million through or to Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, as sales agent.
  • Peabody completes offering of $320 million of Convertible Senior Notes to refinance outstanding Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation, a large private-sector coal company, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $320 million aggregate principal amount of 3.250% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028, and the concurrent redemptions of all of the Company's outstanding 8.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 and a portion of its outstanding 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Calyxt completes $10.9 million placement of Common Stock and WarrantsJones Day represented Calyxt, Inc. in connection with the placement to an institutional investor in an underwritten offering of 3,880,000 shares of its Common Stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 3,880,000 shares of its Common Stock, and Common Warrants to purchase up to 7,760,000 shares of its Common Stock.
  • Ulanqab Lamb Weston Food Co., Ltd. obtains RMB1.079 billion term loan facilityJones Day represented Ulanqab Lamb Weston Food Co., Ltd., a limited liability company incorporated under the laws of the People's Republic of China and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., in connection with a RMB1.079 billion term loan facility provided by HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, Shanghai Branch, as the facility agent, and its related capital investment in a new french fry processing facility in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia.
  • Life insurance company provides NAV credit facility to middle-market direct lending fund and invests in Class A debtJones Day represented a life insurance company, as lead lender, in connection with a NAV revolving credit facility provided to a middle-market direct lending fund, and as Class A debt holder under an indenture pursuant to which the middle-market direct lender issued secured and unsecured notes.
  • Multinational bank amends and extends existing $300 million subscription credit facility for real estate investment fundJones Day represented a multinational bank, as lender, in connection with the amendment and restatement of a $300 million secured subscription credit facility for a real estate investment fund that focuses on the development and acquisition of high quality multifamily assets in top U.S. markets.
  • 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