Overview

Eric B. Rubin is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. Mr. Rubin advises clients on a variety of executive compensation matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public offerings, equity and debt financings, executive compensation disclosure requirements, Section 409A compliance, golden parachute analysis and voting, employment and severance packages, and design and implementation of equity, phantom equity, incentive and deferred compensation arrangements.

In addition, Mr. Rubin advises clients on qualified retirement plan issues, including plan design, operation and termination, IRS audits and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Mr. Rubin's clients include publicly traded and privately held companies in a variety of industries, such as private equity, technology, life sciences, healthcare and asset management. Mr. Rubin also represents individual executives and management teams.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Rubin was an attorney at an international law firm in its Philadelphia office.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in the $2 billion sale of a software company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in the $1.9 billion sale of a fiber optics company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in the $1.8 billion sale of a chemical company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in a $1.8 billion joint venture with a publicly traded company to form a leading business travel company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in the $1.2 billion sale of a software company
  • Representation of a private equity sponsor in the $1.1 billion sale of a technology company

  • Representation of a publicly traded veterinarian supply company in its $2.5 billion sale
  • Representation of a publicly traded real estate company in its $2 billion sale
  • Representation of a publicly traded technology company in its $1 billion sale
  • Representation of a publicly traded medical company in its $400 million acquisition of a physical rehabilitation company
  • Representation of a publicly traded payment processing company in its $184 million sale
  • Advising numerous publicly traded companies on compensation disclosures, shareholder proposals, incentive award plans and executive compensation matters

  • Representation of a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company in a joint venture to form a robotics company
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company in a joint venture with a leading asset management company to form a company with a focus on treating bladder cancer patients
  • Representation of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in its $2.5 billion sale
  • Representation of numerous publicly traded pharmaceutical companies in their mergers with other publicly traded pharmaceutical companies
  • Representation of numerous early-stage life sciences companies in various executive compensation matters
  • Advising numerous publicly traded pharmaceutical companies on compensation disclosures, shareholder proposals, incentive award plans, executive compensation and employee benefit plan matters

  • Advising the CEO of a Fortune 300 publicly traded company on an employment agreement and incentive awards
  • Advising the CEO of a media company in the negotiation of an employment agreement and incentive awards with a private equity sponsor
  • Advising an executive in the negotiation of an employment agreement and incentive award with a startup sports media company
  • Advising the CEO of an identity verification company in the negotiation of an employment agreement and incentive awards
  • Advising the management team of a broadband company in the negotiation with new private equity sponsors
  • Advising multiple executives of a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in connection with their separations

Credentials

Education
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Finance, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Pennsylvania
Memberships
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Woolsack Honor Society, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • The Legal 500 USAEmployee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional, 2021

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