January 1, 2019
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP is pleased to announce that Tamu Lewis, Neil Ruben and Julia Fish Snowden were elected partners of the Firm, and Thomas Aragona was promoted to the position of counsel, effective January 1, 2019.
“Our firm is extremely proud and excited to announce our new partners and counsel. Tamu Lewis, Neil Ruben, Julia Fish Snowden and Thomas Aragona are all excellent attorneys who will continue to provide exceptional service to our clients”, said Managing Partner, Christopher Craig. “Equally important, with the promotion of Ms. Lewis and Ms. Snowden, we bring valuable diversity to our leadership team. We are deeply fortunate that their perspectives and personal backgrounds will meaningfully contribute to the culture of our firm.”
Tamu Lewis focuses her practice on Debt Finance and real estate matters.
“Tamu has been an exceptional and dedicated member of our debt finance and real estate team for a number of years” said Debt Finance group co-chair, Tanyee Cheung. “Tamu is a highly experienced and skilled finance attorney, and our private equity and lending clients appreciate Tamu’s work ethic, measured advice and sound judgment. We are thrilled that she will be a partner.”
“It has been a pleasure working with the accomplished team at Finn Dixon & Herling. I’m honored and excited to join the Firm’s partnership and to continue to work with the team in its commitment to providing exemplary service to our clients,” said Tamu.
Tamu earned her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, (2005). She also received her LL.M from the Columbia University School of Law, her LL.M in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge and her LL.B from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She resides in Stamford, Connecticut with her three children.
Neil Ruben’s practice focuses on representing private equity and venture capital funds in domestic and international control investments, minority financings and related transactions.
“Neil is a focused corporate attorney who has become a trusted advisor to several of our important private equity clients and their portfolio companies. Our clients value Neil’s deal instincts and judgment and his ability to identify and efficiently advocate solutions to highly negotiated issues,” said corporate group co-chair Charles J. Downey III. “We are thrilled to be adding a new corporate partner who exhibits strong, practical sense and intuition, matched with a true professional’s dedication to our Firm and clients.”
“I am honored to be elected partner and look forward to continuing servicing our clients with FDH’s talented and sophisticated team of corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity attorneys,” said Neil.
Neil earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, (2011) and his B.A. from Rowan University (2008). He resides in Riverdale, New York with his wife, Hilana, and their son.
Julia Fish Snowden
Julia Fish Snowden practices Debt Financing and focuses on corporate finance matters.
“Julia has been an extremely valuable member of our debt financing team and we are delighted that she has been elected partner” said Debt Finance group co-chair, Ed Weiss. “Julia’s tremendous dedication to the Firm and its clients, intellect, experience, work ethic, integrity and collaborative and solution oriented approach to legal matters exemplifies the characteristics that the Firm values.”
“I am excited and proud to join such a talented group of partners, who truly work as a team every day with the Firm’s counsel, associates and staff to provide the highest level of service to our clients,” said Julia.
Julia earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, (2009) and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (2004). She resides in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband, Brendan, and their daughter.
Thomas Aragona practices Debt Financing with a focus on corporate finance matters.
“We are delighted to elevate Tom Aragona to counsel” said Debt Finance group co-chair, Tanyee Cheung. “Since joining the Firm, Tom has been an incredible contributor and valued team member. His intellect, tenacity, integrity, work ethic and ability to craft business friendly solutions for our clients epitomizes the traits of a Finn Dixon attorney. We congratulate Tom on his advancement.”
“It has been a privilege to work on complex and cutting-edge transactions alongside the dedicated and highly intelligent team of professionals at Finn Dixon & Herling, and I am greatly looking forward to continue practicing with and learning from them in my role as Counsel,” said Tom.
Tom earned his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law (2008) and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University (2005). He resides in Norwalk, Connecticut with his wife, Melissa, and their two children.
Finn Dixon & Herling was founded in 1987 and presently has 57 attorneys. The firm provides advice and representation to clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions, debt finance, investment management, securities, tax, executive compensation, bankruptcy, government investigations, and litigation. The firm’s clients include public and private corporations, venture capital and private equity firms, financial institutions, investment funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, executives, management teams and entrepreneurs.
The firm has been ranked in the Chambers USA rankings’ top tier, “Band 1”, for Corporate/M&A law firms in Connecticut for the past fifteen years.
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