Patrick B.O'Brien

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3678

Patrick O'Brien's practice focuses on providing clients worldwide with U.S. federal income tax advice in connection with structuring and implementing a variety of corporate and partnership transactions in a tax-efficient manner. His experience includes taxable and tax-free acquisitions and dispositions, complex capital restructurings, partnership formations and capitalizations, joint ventures, debt instruments and derivatives, foreign currencies, energy tax credits, real estate transactions, and foreign investments in the United States.

Patrick has extensive experience in the funding, formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business arrangements classified as partnerships for U.S. federal income tax purposes, including the use of partnership vehicles in private equity, M&A, and restructuring transactions (both U.S. and cross-border). He has counseled clients across a broad range of industries, including Bank of America, Celgene Corporation, EagleTree Capital, Goode Partners, Ospraie Management, Procter & Gamble, and The Riverside Company.

Patrick is a member of the New York State Bar Association and has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by New York Super Lawyers.

Experience

  • Opdenergy reaches agreement with Riverstone to divest majority stake in two solar photovoltaic plants in Mexico totaling 144MWp and to form Vera RenovablesJones Day represented Otras Producciones de Energía Photovoltaica, S.L. ("OPDE"), a member of the OPDE Group, in connection with the sale of 80% of its equity interests in two photovoltaic power plants, and associated electrical substations and interconnection lines, located in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes (34.2 MW) and Coahuila (82.5 MW) to an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings, an energy and power-focused private investment firm.
  • Integrated Medical Professionals sold to Lee Equity PartnersJones Day advised Integrated Medical Professionals, PLLC, a multi-specialty physician group specializing in urology, radiation oncology, and pathology, in its acquisition by Lee Equity Partners.
  • Marfrig and ADM unveil joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day is representing Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with an agreement to create PlantPlus Foods, a joint venture with U.S.-based Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, a leading global nutrition company, for the sale of plant-based food products across the South American and North American markets.
  • Koch Real Estate Investments made $200 million preferred equity investment in Amherst Holdings' single-family rental businessJones Day advised Koch Real Estate Investments, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the $200 million preferred-equity investment in Amherst Holdings LLC's single-family rental business.
  • U. S. Steel executes Option Agreement for potential joint venture with Stelco Inc. to acquire 25% interest in Minntac at enterprise value of $2.4 billionJones Day represented United States Steel Corporation, an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe, in connection with the execution of an Option Agreement for a potential joint venture with Stelco Inc., a vertically integrated Canadian steelmaker.
  • U.S. Steel acquires remaining 50% ownership interest in USS-POSCO Industries from POSCO-California CorporationJones Day advised United States Steel Corporation in its acquisition of POSCO-California Corporation's 50% partnership interest in USS-POSCO Industries, a Pittsburg, California-based producer of cold-rolled sheets, galvanized sheets, and tin mill products made from hot bands, resulting in USS-POSCO Industries becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Steel.
  • FlaglerCE sold assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised FlaglerCE Holdings, LLC in the sale of substantially all of its assets to Alta Equipment Holdings Inc.
  • Huntington Ingalls to sell San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition HoldingsJones Day is advising Huntington Ingalls Industries in the sale of its San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings.
  • Blue Sea Capital acquires Innovative FlexPakJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition and related financing of Innovative FlexPak, a developer, formulator, and provider of single-serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands.
  • Resilience Capital portfolio company merges business operations with those of Maysteel IndustriesJones Day represented Resilience Capital Partners LLC in connection with the merger of business operations of portfolio company, Porter's Group LLC, with those of Maysteel Industries, LLC, creating a leading custom sheet metal fabricator serving a number of industries.
  • Invenergy sold 90.1% interest in 109 MW operating wind portfolio to Excelsior EnergyJones Day advised Invenergy Renewables Global LLC in the sale of 90.1% of its indirect equity interests in the Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III wind projects, with a combined capacity of 109 MW, located in Antelope and Boone Counties, Nebraska, to a subsidiary of Excelsior Energy Capital.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • Truck-Lite receives significant investment from Genstar CapitalJones Day advised Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems, and telematics services for commercial vehicles, in connection with Genstar Capital's significant investment in Truck-Lite.
  • Bad Boy receives investment from The Sterling GroupJones Day advised Bad Boy, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance zero-turn riding lawn mowers, in its cash and stock sale to The Sterling Group.
  • Riverside sells majority investment in n2y to Providence Equity PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the sale of its majority investment in n2y LLC, a leading provider of software, curricula, and tools to the K-12 special education market, to Providence Equity Partners.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
  • Funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited seek advice with demergerJones Day advised funds managed by Invesco Asset Management Limited on U.S. law issues in connection with the demerger of Flarin Holdings Limited and Infirst USA Holdings, LLC from Infirst Healthcare Limited.
  • NEP Group acquires SOS Global ExpressJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specializes in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues.
  • Educational Testing Service invests $2 million into LearnLaunch-operated, ETS-sponsored accelerator for education start-upsJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $2 million investment into a LearnLaunch-operated, ETS-sponsored accelerator for education start-ups.
  • 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.
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