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Elena V. Rubinov
Senior Counsel
P: +1.212.508.6124
F: +1.212.508.6101

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Elena Rubinov's corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and investments. She represents clients in a variety of industries, including energy.  Ms. Rubinov has experience representing both public and private companies in multi-million and billion dollar asset and stock acquisitions and divestitures, mergers as well as advising clients on corporate governance, securities law issues and general corporate matters. 

Ms. Rubinov also advises clients in debt and corporate restructurings, investments and in-court and out-of-court reorganizations.

Selected Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Transactions

Represented Viacom Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Paramount Pictures Corporation, in the acquisition of DreamWorks SKG for a total enterprise value of $1.6 billion.

Represented Investors Capital Holdings, Ltd.  in the public acquisition by RCS Capital Corporation through a merger with and into a subsidiary of RCS for approximately $52.5 million.

Represented Thomson Reuters in the auction sale of its testing and assessment business operated through Prometric, a division of Thomson Learning Inc., to ETS for $435 million.

Represented B/E Aerospace, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of two privately held fastener distributors for approximately $68 million in cash.

Represented Nash Finch Company in its strategic acquisition of the wholesale food distribution divisions and retail stores from Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. for approximately $225 million.

Represented Boca Resorts, Inc. in its $1 billion merger with an affiliate of The Blackstone Group.

Represented Rhodia S.A. in the sale of its North American specialty phosphates business to Bain Capital for approximately $550 million.

Represented The BOC Group in the sale of its packaged gas business to Airgas, Inc. for approximately $200 million.


Representing Duke Energy Corporation in the sale of its non-regulated Midwest Commercial Generation Business comprised of 11 power plants and a competitive retail business to Dynegy Inc. for 2.8 billion.

Represented Rockland Capital, LLC in the acquisition of a 1,166 MW portfolio of three natural gas-fired generation facilities in Illinois from an affiliate of Ameren Corporation.

Represented a consortium of private equity clients in connection with a bid to provide cash equity to fund the construction of a natural gas liquefaction and export project in Texas.

Represented a private equity client in connection with a potential acquisition of all of the equity interests in a pipeline rehabilitation services company from a private equity fund.

Represented a strategic client, a tank storage provider for oil and chemical industry, in connection with a potential joint venture with a private equity fund.

Selected Restructuring, Distressed and Special Situations Transactions

Represented Flagstar Bank, FSB in the sale of its New England commercial banking business to Customers Bank, which includes a loan portfolio of outstanding loans in the amount of $151 million and commitments of approximately $190 million.

Represented a fund manager in the acquisition of all of the outstanding partnership interests in a fund-of-funds manager that controls a portfolio of funds with an approximate aggregate net asset value of $160 million, and an offer to the limited partners of the funds to purchase their limited partnership interests.

Represented Marcal Paper Mills, LLC in connection with the analysis of various restructuring alternatives and the sale of all of the outstanding debt and equity interests in the company to a financial buyer.

Represented a private equity firm as a potential stalking horse bidder for the assets of one of the world’s leading producers of titanium dioxide in a Chapter 11 sale.


J.D., magna cum laude, Hofstra University School of Law, 2003
B.B.A., Hofstra University, 2000

Bar Admissions

New York


Associate Editor, The Hofstra Law Review