Paul A. Rubin
Paul A. Rubin's
practice is focused on business bankruptcy, workouts and restructuring, distressed acquisitions, and commercial litigation, primarily in the debtor-creditor context.
represents and advises lenders, debtors, trustees, hedge funds, distressed asset purchasers, insurance companies, acquirers of distressed debt, landlords, corporate directors and investment advisors in connection with complex restructuring and bankruptcy matters.
practice includes pre-bankruptcy planning and strategy, out-of-court restructurings and workouts, and counseling regarding the bankruptcy implications of transactions.
Paul has significant experience in a wide variety of litigation, including appeals, in federal and state courts, involving lender liability claims, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, lien priority disputes, lease re-characterization, and other claims that arise in the debtor-creditor context.
has handled several real estate bankruptcies and workouts, recovering collateral through both negotiation and litigation in the Bankruptcy Court, and negotiating and drafting cash collateral orders and plans of reorganization.
On the transactional side, Paul
advises regarding purchases of assets from troubled companies and clients, debtor-in-possession financings, negotiates workout and forbearance agreements, and he
has significant experience addressing potential insolvency issues affecting sophisticated transactions, including stadium financings.
Paul is a certified mediator on the panel of mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York and for the District of Delaware.
has lectured on several bankruptcy and restructuring topics, including commercial loan workouts, valuation issues in bankruptcy, severance payments for executives of bankrupt companies, and the acquisition of distressed debt.
has also authored numerous articles for a variety of legal publications.
Four of his
articles have been cited in published judicial decisions.
Paul is a Member of the Board of Editors of The Bankruptcy Strategist, he serves on the Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute's Asset Sales Databank and contributed toward its build-out.
has been recognized by Thompson Reuter's Super Lawyers as a top practitioner in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights.
In addition, he
has been frequently quoted in the media regarding bankruptcy-related topics.
Prior to forming Rubin LLC, Paul was a member of Herrick, Feinstein LLP for many years.
He began his legal career as an associate at Dewey Ballantine.
Paul is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
While pursuing his law degree, he was a member of the Law Review and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Property.