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.

Esperienze

  • Global producer of residential and commercial building materials completes $2 billion Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented a global producer of residential and commercial building materials in connection with its $2 billion registered offering of Senior Notes (the “Notes”).
  • Global producer of residential and commercial building materials completes exchange offerJones Day represented a global producer of residential and commercial building materials in connection with its offer to exchange any and all outstanding 3.50% Senior Notes due 2030 issued by a leading global provider of interior and exterior doors and door systems, for new 3.50% Senior Notes due 2030 issued by a global producer of residential and commercial building materials.
  • Spark Networks obtains chapter 15 recognition of first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUGJones Day represented Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Global producer of residential and commercial building materials completes cash tender offerJones Day represented a global producer of residential and commercial building materials in connection with its offer to purchase for cash any and all outstanding 5.375% Senior Notes due 2028 issued by a leading global provider of interior and exterior doors and door systems.
  • Northern States Power completes $400 million public offering of First Mortgage BondsJones Day represented Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.65% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due June 15, 2054.
  • Lamb Weston increases term loan facility by $325 millionJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a $325 million increase to its term loan facility with AgWest Farm Credit, PCA, as administrative agent, bringing the total size of the facility to $1.075 billion.
  • Lamb Weston obtains €200 million term loan facility and increases revolving credit facility to $1.5 billionJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with obtaining a new €200 million term loan facility and increasing its multicurrency revolving credit facility to $1.5 billion.
  • Avient reprices its $726 million term loanJones Day represented Avient Corporation, an Ohio corporation, in connection with the repricing of its $726 million term loan credit agreement with Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Public Service Company of Colorado completes $1.2 billion public offering of First Mortgage Bonds, including $750 million of Green BondsJones Day represented Public Service Company of Colorado, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., in connection with its underwritten public offering of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of first mortgage bonds comprised of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 5.35% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 41 due May 15, 2034 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 5.75% First Mortgage Bonds, Series No. 42 due May 15, 2054 (Green Bonds).
  • TransDigm completes additional $550 million Senior Secured Notes offering and reprices $6.2 billion of existing tranche H and I term loansJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), 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 an additional $550 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”).
  • Vibrantz completes US$140 million new STS trade receivables securitisation and €10 million trade receivables factoring programmeJones Day assisted Vibrantz Corporation in relation to a new (i) US$140 million cross-border STS trade receivables securitization transaction with ING Belgium NV/SA and NORD/LB and (ii) €10 million bilateral factoring programme with ING Commercial Finance.
  • Omnicom Group completes €600 million public offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Omnicom Group Inc., a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, in connection with the public offering by Omnicom Finance Holdings plc, its wholly-owned U.K. finance subsidiary, of €600 million of 3.700% Senior Notes due 2032.
  • Semiconductor company obtains $1 billion 364-day revolving credit facilityJones Day represented a semiconductor company in connection with a $1 billion 364-day revolving credit facility with a financial institution, as administrative agent.
  • Five9 raises $747.5 million in Convertible Senior Notes offeringJones Day advised Five9, Inc. in connection with the issuance of $747.5 million of its Convertible Senior Notes due 2029 in a private placement pursuant to Rule 144A.
  • 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 5.40% First Mortgage Bonds, Series due March 15, 2054.
  • Xcel Energy completes $800 million public offering of 5.50% Senior NotesJones Day represented Xcel Energy Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of $800 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.50% Senior Notes, Series due March 15, 2034.
  • TransDigm completes $4.4 billion Senior Secured Notes offering and extension and increase of its revolving credit facility to $910 millionJones Day represented TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm Group”), 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 $2.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2029 and $2.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2032 (collectively, the “Notes”).
  • Citibank refinances $125 million revolving credit facility for global payments software companyJones Day represented Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, in connection with the refinancing of a $125 million revolving credit facility for a global payments software company.
  • Underwriters complete $1.75 billion Senior Notes offering by PepsiCo Singapore Financing I Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented the underwriters in connection with a $1.75 billion public offering of Senior Notes by PepsiCo Singapore Financing I Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global beverage and convenient food company, consisting of $300 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2027, $550 million of 4.650% Senior Notes due 2027, $450 million of 4.550% Senior Notes due 2029, and $450 million of 4.700% Senior Notes due 2034.
  • Peabody Energy obtains $320 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Peabody Energy Corporation in connection with the establishment of a $320 million revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent.
    • 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