Press Release
June 22, 2021

Holland & Knight Adds Executive Compensation Attorney Eric Rubin in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (June 22, 2021) – Executive compensation attorney Eric Rubin has joined Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group as a partner in the firm's Philadelphia office. He previously was a partner at Dechert LLP.

Mr. Rubin advises clients on a variety of executive compensation matters, including mergers, acquisitions and public offerings; design and implementation of equity, phantom equity, incentive and deferred compensation arrangements; executive compensation disclosure requirements; 409A compliance and corrections; golden parachute analysis; and employment and severance arrangements.

He also provides counsel on qualified retirement plan issues, including plan design, operation and termination, IRS audits, and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. His clients include publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as individual executives and management teams.

"Highly skilled attorneys such as Eric are in great demand by top transactional practices, and we are fortunate that he chose our firm for the next stage of his career," said David Barkus, co-leader of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and head of the firm's Private Equity Team. "His counsel will be in much demand as our corporate and private equity practices continue their rapid growth."

"I have worked with Eric on several matters over the years and know him to be one of the most qualified executive compensation attorneys in practice today," said John Martini, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office and a senior member of the firm's executive compensation practice. "He is a great addition to our executive compensation team, both in Philadelphia and firmwide, and will be a valuable asset to the many large public companies that seek our help with complex compensation-related matters."

"Holland & Knight is one of the top transactional firms in the country and the perfect fit for my practice," said Mr. Rubin. "Given the firm's ever-increasing deal flow, there will be plenty of opportunities for me to help the firm provide the highest level of service to our clients, whatever their legal need may be."

Mr. Rubin received an LL.M. degree in taxation from the New York University School of Law, a J.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and a B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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