Stephen W. Rubin is the former co-head of the Private Equity Group and concentrates on representing sponsors of private equity funds.
Steve has represented Charterhouse Group Inc., one of the leading private equity firms, in connection with the formation of each of its equity funds, as well as with respect to the related fundraising and negotiations with investors. He also has represented Charterhouse in the acquisition and disposition of most of its portfolio companies, including Charter Communications, CelluTissue Corporation, Oakleaf Waste Management, American Disposal Services, Cross Country Healthcare and Del Monte Foods. In addition, Steve represented Celebrity Cruise Lines in connection with its sale to Royal Caribbean International.
Steve has been involved in all types of acquisition transactions, including auctions and privately negotiated transactions, acquisitions from public and private companies, and acquisitions out of bankruptcy. He has had extensive experience representing issuers in public and private equity and debt offerings, as well as representing borrowers and lenders in senior and subordinated loan transactions.
Steve also serves as day-to-day legal advisor to many companies and is actively involved in all aspects of general corporate representation.
Steve is the former President of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). He currently serves as the General Counsel of FIDF and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of FIDF. Steve is also a volunteer firefighter.