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

  • Conagra Brands completes $1 billion public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Conagra Brands, Inc., a leading branded foods company, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1 billion 1.375% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Underwriters complete €1.5 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a €1.5 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages, consisting of €750 million of 0.400% Senior Notes due 2032 and €750 million of 1.050% Senior Notes due 2050.
  • Underwriters complete $750 million 1.400% Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $750 million public offering of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Underwriters complete $750 million Senior Notes offering by PepsiCoJones Day advised the underwriters in a $750 million public offering of 0.400% Senior Notes due 2023 by PepsiCo, Inc., a world leader in convenient snacks, foods, and beverages.
  • Xcel Energy completes $500 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc., a provider of renewable energy, in connection with its underwritten public offering of $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 0.50% Senior Notes, Series due October 15, 2023.
  • Lamb Weston amends existing credit agreement with Bank of AmericaJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with an amendment to its existing credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, to, among other things, provide a new $750 million revolving credit facility.
  • National bank increases revolving credit facility for national fleet vehicle leasing company and related titling trust by $50 million totaling $1.162 billionJones Day represented a national bank, as administrative agent, in connection with an amendment and providing an increase of $50 million to the revolving loan commitments for a total facility of $1.162 billion under a senior secured revolving credit facility provided to a national fleet vehicle leasing company and its titling trust and other subsidiaries.
  • Shiloh Industries obtains $123.5 million DIP financingJones Day represented Shiloh Industries, Inc., a global innovative solutions provider focusing on lightweighting technologies that provide environmental and safety benefits to the mobility market, in connection with a superpriority secured debtor-in-possession credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent
  • Merchant banking firm provides $122.5 million acquisition financing to provider of construction accounting software and payroll servicesJones Day advised a merchant banking firm in connection with a $122.5 million senior secured credit facility, comprised of a $110 million term loan and a $12.5 million revolving credit facility, supporting the acquisition of a leading provider of construction accounting software and payroll services for small- to mid-sized specialty contractors in Ohio.
  • Cascades completes US$300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offering of Senior Notes and US$200 million tender offer of Senior NotesJones Day advised Cascades Inc., a Canadian-based company and leader in eco-friendly recycling, packaging, and hygiene solutions, in connection with the issuance of US$300 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering, as well as a tender offer for any and all of its outstanding principal amount of US$200 million 5.75% Senior Notes due 2023.
  • Direct lender provides $70 million senior secured term loan facility to leading global mobile advertising technology companyJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, and sole lead arranger, in connection with a $70 million senior secured term loan facility provided to a leading global mobile advertising technology company.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • 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.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs completes $120 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 $120 million aggregate principal amount of 6.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.
  • Northern States Power completes $700 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 $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.60% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 1, 2051.
  • CITGO completes $1.125 billion 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 $1.125 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2025.
  • Goldman Sachs and KeyBanc Capital Markets act as lead agents on update to KeyCorp's Medium-Term Note ProgramJones Day represented Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., as lead agents, in connection with an update to KeyCorp's Medium-Term Note Program, under which KeyCorp may issue, from time to time, Senior Medium-Term Notes, Series Q and Subordinated Medium-Term Notes, Series R.
  • Macy’s completes $1.3 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and $3.15 billion credit facilityJones Day advised Macy's Inc., one of the nation's premier retailers, in connection with the issuance of $1.3 billion in aggregate principal amount of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and a $3.15 billion asset-based credit facility with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Infor, Inc. completes offering of $1.0 billion Senior NotesJones Day represented Infor, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 1.450% Senior Notes due 2023 and $650 million aggregate principal amount of 1.750% Senior Notes due 2025.
  • Five9 completes $747.5 million Convertible Notes offeringJones Day represented Five9, Inc., a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in connection with an offering of $747.5 million aggregate principal amount of 0.500% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 and the repurchase and exchange of $181.0 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 0.125% Convertible Notes due 2023.
  • 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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