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

  • U.S. Steel sells Transtar, LLC to Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors for $640 millionJones 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 sale of its wholly owned short-line railroad subsidiary, Transtar, LLC, to a subsidiary of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC for $640 million.
  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • Rester Management acquires ELAD Canada Realty for up to CA$528 millionJones Day advised Rester Management, a real estate management and development company based in Montreal, Quebec, as U.S. counsel on its acquisition of ELAD Canada Realty, a real estate development, investment, and asset management company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for total consideration of up to CA$528 million, including future payments and earnouts.
  • Koch Equity Development acquires Transaction Network ServicesJones Day advised Koch Equity Development LLC, the acquisition and investment subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of Transaction Network Services, Inc. (TNS) from affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC and TNS' other minority equity holders.
  • Hornblower Group acquires WalksJones Day advised Hornblower Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Walks, a technology-enabled services platform for sightseeing tours and travel activities.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires PPM Advisory Group and OrtleyBioJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Red Nucleus of PPM Advisory Group and OrtleyBio, leading providers of scientific operations and communications services to global biopharmaceutical companies and brands, with a primary focus on oncology and hematology therapeutic areas.
  • PureCycle Technologies combines with Roth CH Acquisition I Co.Jones Day advised PureCycle Technologies LLC ("PureCycle") in its business combination with Roth CH Acquisition I Co. ("Roth SPAC"), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition corporation backed by Roth Capital Partners and Craig-Hallum Capital Group, and Roth CH Acquisition I Co. Parent Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Roth CH ("Holdings"), among others.
  • NEP acquires VISTA WorldlinkJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of VISTA Worldlink, a pioneer in providing centralized broadcast solutions since 2017. The acquisition supports NEP's strategic goal of becoming the worldwide leader in Centralized (Remote) Production.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Eu NaturalJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition of Eu Natural, a provider of vitamin and mineral nutritional supplement products.
  • MPE Partners sells its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLCJones Day advised MPE Partners on the sale of its DreamLine platform to American Bath Group, LLC.
  • Riverside Company invests in Clinical Education AllianceJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in and financing of Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA), a provider of interactive live and web-based certified continuing medical education (CME) activities and related training for healthcare professionals.
  • Hard Rock International launches Hard Rock joint venture Hard Rock DigitalJones Day advised Hard Rock International in the formation and launch of Hard Rock Digital, a joint venture with gaming industry veterans, which will be the exclusive Hard Rock and Seminole Gaming (SGA) vehicle for interactive gaming and sports betting, globally.
  • Riverside invests in UniFocusJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in UniFocus, a SaaS-based labor management solution for service industry providers.
  • Marfrig and ADM launch joint venture PlantPlus FoodsJones Day represented Brazilian Marfrig Global Foods SA, one of the world's leading beef producers and the world's largest beef patty producer, in connection with the creation of 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.
  • Furukawa Electric and Superior Essex global joint venture finalizedJones Day advised Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. in its finalization of a global joint venture with Superior Essex Inc.
  • Riverside invests in G&A PartnersJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its minority investment in G&A Partners, a leading national professional employer organization and human resources outsourcing provider with more than 55,000 worksite employees.
  • Opdenergy divests majority stake in two solar photovoltaic plants in Mexico totaling 144MWp and forms 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.
  • Endeavor Real Estate Group forms Endeavor Opportunity Partners II LPJones Day advised Endeavor Real Estate Group Ltd. in its formation of Endeavor Opportunity Partners II LP, a $382 million real estate fund (structured with four parallel Delaware limited partnerships), dedicated to commercial, office, and residential real estate development projects throughout the U.S., with a focus on the U.S. Southwest.
  • 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.
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