Neil Ruben

Neil Ruben

Neil Ruben
Partner

nruben@fdh.com
T: (203) 325-5010 - F: (203) 325-5001
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Neil represents a variety of equity sponsors and emerging and established companies in a wide range of corporate transactions.

His equity sponsor clients include private equity, growth equity, and venture capital funds, as well as fundless sponsors and other market participants.

Neil has broad experience in diverse industries that include universities/education, technology, hospitality, healthcare, media, consumer products, financial services, professional services and fashion.

Representative recent equity sponsor experience includes:

  • Acquisitions of platform investments for control sponsors in a wide variety of sectors, and related services:
    • Add-on acquisitions for the life of platform investments
    • Efficient outside general counsel representation for governance, equity and other matters, and sale process
  • VC and growth equity investments
  • Joint ventures, consulting arrangements and “acquire-hire” transactions
  • Coinvestments and SPV fundraising transactions
  • Recapitalizations, restructurings and dividends

He has recently advised sponsors such as L Catterton, Gridiron Capital and Dubin Clark.

He also represents emerging and established companies and their boards of directors with respect to a wide range of items, including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Fundraising and change of control transactions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Joint ventures and other complex commercial arrangements

Example clients include Weeden & Co., Colibri Group, Tailored Pet Nutrition, Legility, Pain Doctor, Velvet Taco and Travel Nurse Across America.

Fiduciary Duty And Drag-Along Pitfalls And Drafting Tips, Deal Points – The Newsletter of the ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Vol. XXII, Issue 3, 2017

"Duty to Creditors in Insolvency and the Zone of Insolvency: Delaware and the Alternatives," NYU Journal of Law & Business, Volume 7-1 (2010), as cited in Quadrant Structured Products Co., Ltd. v. Vertin, 102 A.3d 155 (Del. Ch. Oct 01, 2014)

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2011, NYU Journal of Law & Business, Notes Editor
  • Rowan University, B.A., 2008, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2012
  • New York, 2012

Associations and Memberships

American Friends of Jordan River Village Foundation  (a unique overnight camp for children living with serious illnesses and special needs and part of Paul Newman’s world-wide SeriousFun Children’s Network)

  • Board of Directors, 2016 - Present

American Bar Association

  • Business Law
  • Young Lawyers

Connecticut Bar Association

  • Business Law
  • Financial Institutions

Fairfield County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association