Candace Ridgway Esq.


A Partner with Jones Day, Candy Ridgway's practice encompasses corporate and general business tax law, with extensive experience in advising on the most tax-efficient structures for corporate transactions, including bankruptcy reorganizations and other restructuring transactions by distressed businesses.

Representative transactional clients include ACI, Axiall Corporation (formerly Georgia Gulf), Chrysler, Dana Corporation, Hostess, Hunt Petroleum, International Steel Group, J.F. Lehman, Kaiser Aluminum, and Nationwide Insurance. She has dealt with the IRS National Office, Appeals, and Treasury in connection with a wide range of transactional matters involving tax rulings and controversies. Candy has represented companies such as Dow Corning, Federated Department Stores, General Motors, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, and Reliance Electric in IRS appeals and litigation.

Candy has spoken and written extensively on corporate transactional tax issues, particularly relating to spin-offs and distressed business workouts. She is the author of two Tax Management Portfolios, Corporate Separations and Corporate Acquisitions — D Reorganizations and is a co-author of the two portfolios on Corporate Bankruptcy. In addition, she has authored a number of Tax Management Memoranda and other articles on spin-offs and corporate reorganization and bankruptcy issues. She has taught "Tax Planning for Corporate Acquisitions and Dispositions" as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center in the master of laws in taxation program.

LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction
J.D., Cornell Law School, magna cum laude
M.B.A., Arizona State University
B.A., University of Connecticut, cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
791 T.M., Corporate Bankruptcy - Special Topics (co-author)
790 T.M., Corporate Bankruptcy (co-author)
772 T.M., Corporate Acquisitions - D Reorganizations (author)
776 T.M., Corporate Separations (author)