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.