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Kevin Colan

Kevin Colan

Counsel, Taxation


Contact Information

kcolan@osler.com

tel: 212.991.2538

Office

New York

Bar Admission

New York, 2002

Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude)
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. (magna cum laude)
Language(s)
English

Kevin’s practice focuses on the U.S. federal income tax treatment of cross-border transactions and multinational corporations. He has represented a broad range of the firm's clients, including partnerships, public and private companies, companies headquartered in North America and Europe, financial institutions, pension plans and foreign governments. Kevin has worked on cross-border issuances of stock and securities, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, and international tax planning and restructuring. From 2001 to 2003, Kevin worked in the New York office of an international law firm, where he practised U.S. federal income tax law. From 2004 through 2006, Kevin was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated white-collar crime.

  • Abacus Health Products Inc.

    Abacus Health Products in its $34 million financing

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its proposed acquisition of MEG Energy Corp. for $6.4 billion

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

    HOOPP in its acquisition of a minority stake in Chobani

  • Husky Energy Inc.

    Husky Energy Inc. in its acquisition of Superior Refinery for US$435 million

    • Advised public U.K. multinational group in connection with structuring and financing of multi-billion dollar asset acquisition.
    • Advised one of Canada’s largest pension funds in connection with initial public offering of US REIT investment.
    • Advised technology-focused fund of funds in connection with the creation of a new fund.
    • Advised one of the largest public Canadian oil companies with regard to its international financing structure.
    • Advised major Canadian bank in connection with its FATCA compliance activities.
    • Advised Canadian-based technology company in connection with private-equity-financed joint venture expansion into U.S. market.
    • Advised one of the largest U.S. energy producers in connection with its tax structuring activities, joint venture investments and asset dispositions.
    • Advised Canadian pension plans in connection with U.S. investments in private equity funds.
    • Advised BlackRock in connection with its acquisition of Claymore Canada from Guggenheim Partners LLC.
    • Advised general underwriter of specialized insurance in connection with a number of policies insuring U.S. tax risks.
    • Represented Gaz Métro in connection with its the acquisition of Vermont’s largest electric utility, Central Vermont Public Service.
    • Advised one of Canada’s largest energy companies with respect to a restructuring of its existing financing and holding structures.
    • Advised one of Canada’s largest manufacturing companies with respect to cross-border financings and intercompany restructurings of its U.S. subsidiaries.
    • Advised a public French manufacturing company in connection with the structuring and implementation of its cross-border financing structure.
    • Represented Chartwell Senior Housing REIT in its bought deal public offering in Canada and private placement in the United States of units.
    • Represented Scotia Capital in offerings of asset-backed notes by Ford Auto Securitization Trust.
    • Represented RBC Capital Markets in its private acquisition of Richardson Barr Financial Group, a Houston-based M&A advisory firm.
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  • New York State Bar Association

  • The Directionality of Canadian Amalgamations, Tax Review Paper No. 311.
  • Co-Chair, “Roundtables on Global Trends: Hot Topics on Taxation,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Tokyo, 2014.
  • Panelist, “Exchange of information and collection assistance: is transparency trumping taxpayer confidentiality?” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Boston, 2013.
  • Panelist, “Tax reps, warranties and indemnities: effects and related disputes,” International Bar Association Annual Conference, Dublin, 2012.
  • Peculiarities of 80/20 Company Taxation, PLI Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings Course Handbook (co-authored with David Hardy).
  • Report on Proposed Regulations Issued Under Sections 367, 1248 and 6038B, New York State Bar Association (Tax Section), January 28, 2009 (contributor).
  • Report on the Proposed "Contract Manufacturing Regulations" Issued Under Section 954(d), New York State Bar Association (Tax Section), August 1, 2008 (contributor).