Laduzinski, Colleen E.

222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702

Updated: 01/07/2014


Colleen Laduzinski is a federal tax lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate tax; bankruptcy tax; taxation of reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, distressed transactions, financings, securities offerings, private equity deals, and litigation settlements; and tax controversies.

Colleen has extensive experience in providing tax advice to distressed companies, notably chapter 11 debtors Chrysler, Dana Corporation, Hostess...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Bankruptcy Taxation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation
  • Private Equity / Real Estate Taxation
  • Tax Audits & Controversies
  • Structured Finance Taxation

Representative Cases

  • Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders of GEO Specialty Chemicals completes private purchase of Senior Secured Convertible Notes issued by GEO Specialty Chemicals
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch acts as representative of initial purchasers in offering by Pioneer Drilling Company
  • BofA Merrill Lynch; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and J.P. Morgan complete $2.75 billion bond offering by PepsiCo
  • Bombardier issues $500 million of 5.750% Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering , (2012)
  • Burlington Industries acquired by WL Ross through bankruptcy buyout for $615 million , (2009)
  • Burlington Industries, nation's oldest textile manufacturer, files for bankruptcy , (2009)
  • Chapter 7 trustee resolves federal tax claims in bankruptcy court litigation , (2012)
  • Chemtura plan confirmed and bondholders take majority equity stake in reorganized company , (2010)
  • Chrysler sold to Fiat-led "New Chrysler" after historic court proceedings , (2009)
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Merrill Lynch, and RBS Securities complete $1.75 billion public offering of Floating Rate and Senior Notes by PepsiCo
  • Community Choice Financial completes private placement of Senior Secured Notes and its related acquisition of CheckSmart Financial, CCCS Corporate Holdings and its subsidiaries , (2011)
  • Continental Airlines and United merge in $8.5 billion all-stock merger of equals , (2010)
  • Dana Corporation issues stock to Centerbridge Capital Partners , (2009)
  • Dana Corporation successfully reorganizes in U.S. and U.K. in "Deal of the Year" , (2009)
  • Dana obtains bankruptcy exit financing , (2009)
  • Firm helps create nonprofit Images for Hope , (2009)
  • FLYi Inc. and Independence Air file for bankruptcy with $455 million in debt , (2009)
  • Frontier Communications issues $500 million of 9.250% Senior Notes due 2021 and completes $500 million tender offer for 8.250% Senior Notes due 2014 and 7.875% Senior Notes due 2015 , (2012)
  • FTI Consulting issues $400 million of 6 3/4% Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent tender offer and obtains $250 million credit facility , (2010)
  • Georgia Gulf to merge with commodity chemicals division of PPG Industries in tax advantaged "Reverse Morris Trust" transaction for $2.1 billion , (2012)
  • Hostess Brands commences bankruptcy proceedings , (2012)
  • HQ Global Holdings and its affiliates file for chapter 11 involving more than $500 million in debt , (2009)
  • Industrial Growth Partners sells Breeze Industrial Products , (2009)
  • Intelligroup acquired by NTT DATA for $199 million , (2010)
  • Interep National Radio Sales files for bankruptcy , (2009)
  • International Coal Group acquired by Arch Coal for $3.4 billion , (2011)
  • International Coal Group completes registered offering for $256.1 million of Common Stock
  • International Steel Group acquires Bethlehem Steel assets , (2009)
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Doss Aviation , (2012)
  • J.F. Lehman acquires National Response Corporation and affiliated businesses , (2012)
  • J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas and UBS underwrite public offering of $2.25 billion of PepsiCo, Inc. Senior Notes; J.P. Morgan and RBS act as dealer managers in concurrent tender offer for up to $500 million of Pepsico's 7.90% Senior Notes , (2010)
  • Jefferies acts as initial purchaser and underwriter in $1 billion Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and concurrent $50 million public offering by Offshore Group Investment Limited and Vantage Drilling Company , (2010)
  • Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $135 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Tempel Steel Company
  • Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $175 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Optima Specialty Steel , (2011)
  • Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $180 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of Senior Secured Notes by HOA Restaurant Group and HOA Finance , (2011)
  • Jefferies acts as initial purchaser in $280 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering and completes tender offer for 11% Senior Secured Notes , (2011)
  • Jefferies acts as representative of initial purchasers in $775 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Offshore Group Investment Limited and Vantage Drilling Company , (2012)
  • Jefferies, BCP Securities, and UBS Limited act as initial purchasers in $150 million offering by Grupo Elektra
  • Jefferies, Janney Montgomery Scott, and KeyBanc underwrite $51.2 million public offering of Common Stock by Quaker Chemical Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum and twenty of its subsidiaries emerge successfully from chapter 11 protection , (2009)
  • Kaiser Aluminum sells Queensland Alumina interest to RUSAL Group
  • KeyBank finances wind power facility in Idaho , (2012)
  • Kotak Mahindra completes second ever placement via Institutional Placement Programme , (2012)
  • Molycorp acquires Neo Material Technologies for CDN$1.3 billion (US$1.26 billion) , (2012)
  • Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, and Deutsche Bank, as representatives of underwriters, complete $500 million public offering of 0.800% Senior Notes and $750 million of 3.000% Senior Notes by PepsiCo , (2011)
  • NationsRent, Inc. and its subsidiaries file for chapter 11 in $1.2 billion reorganization of company , (2009)
  • Nationwide Financial Services issues $600 million of 5.375% Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering , (2011)
  • Official committee of equity security holders of GSI Group achieves substantial improvement in recovery for existing equity holders , (2010)
  • Omnicom issues $1 billion of Senior Notes in public offering , (2010)
  • Qimonda North America and Qimonda Richmond Creditors' Committee appointed , (2009)
  • SocGen is agent to a syndicate of lenders
  • TransDigm Group issues $1.55 billion aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Senior Notes in private offering and additional $50 million aggregate principal amount of 7.75% Senior Notes in follow-on private offering , (2011)
  • Transpro merges with Modine Manufacturing , (2009)
  • UBS, Jefferies, Baird, Needham & Company, and Natixis underwrite $77 million IPO by Sequans Communications , (2011)
  • WHX Corporation files prearranged plan of reorganization , (2009)
  • Williams Communications Group files for chapter 11 , (2009)
  • Williams Communications Group involved in reorganization plan


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 2004
    Major: Taxation
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2000
    Honors: cum laude
    Law Journal: Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Business Editor, Published Author
  • Boston University, 1996
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Economics
    Major: Political Science
  • Freeman School of Business, 2000
  • Freeman School of Business


Published Works

  • Corporate Bankruptcy, Tax Management, BNA, No. 790-2d, 2012
  • Corporate Bankruptcy--Special Topics, Tax Management, BNA, No. 791, 2012
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009: Description of Key Business Provisions, 2009
  • American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 -- Description of Key Business Provisions, authored by members of Jones Day's Tax Practice, edited by Carl Jenks, 2004

Office Information


222 East 41st StreetNew York, NY 10017- 6702


  • (212) 755-7306


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