Areas of Focus
“What matters is getting something across the finish line in a way that works for the client."
Businesses of all sizes rely on Lew Rubin for practical, creative advice on a host of corporate and transactional issues. Whether the matter involves a sale or acquisition, debt or equity financing, a phantom equity plan or management employment contract, partnership formation, litigation oversight, or general business planning and strategy, clients trust Lew for solutions that achieve business goals and are easy to implement.
A self-described “ultimate generalist and jack of all trades,” Lew often acts as outside general counsel to his clients. He is eager to add value wherever possible, be it drafting highly technical documents, coordinating the firm’s advice in discrete areas such as employment and tax, or taking a 30,000-foot view of strategy. It is a mark of his status as a trusted business adviser that many of Lew’s relationships date back 20 years or more.
Lew’s skill as a problem-solver stems from his experience listening to clients and discerning what is truly of importance to them. Understanding his clients’ priorities helps him suggest ideas and alternatives to reach common ground in negotiations or tease out a solution to a structural problem.
As Davis+Gilbert’s former Chief Operating Partner for over 10 years, Lew is well acquainted with the challenges of running a successful business. His ability to stand in his clients’ shoes adds dimension and authenticity to his business advice.
Served as seller's counsel to a marketing, advertising and design company in its sale to a tech-led, new age, digital advertising and marketing services company.
Acted for the owner of a national restaurant group in its restructure and sale to management.
Represented a multinational advertising and public relations company in the sale of a healthcare marketing services division to a private equity firm.
Represented a prominent jewelry designer in connection with its purchase of intellectual property through a “363 sale” in a chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Represented a provider of print and marketing supply chain management services in its merger with a private equity backed business in the same industry.
Counseled a multinational advertising and marketing communications holding company in its venture capital investment in a groundbreaking information services start-up.
- New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984)
- Editor and Member, New York University Law Review
- Northwestern University (B.A., with departmental honors, 1981)
- New York
Member, Davis+Gilbert Growth and Planning Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert Health Insurance Plans Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert IT Committee
Member, Davis+Gilbert Retirement Plans Committee