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Vadim J. Rubinstein

Deputy Chair, Restructuring & Bankruptcy

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Vadim Rubinstein leads a bankruptcy practice with a broad range of experience in both the transactional and litigation aspects of bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. He has advised clients in the insolvency and bankruptcy context across a wide range of industries, including real estate, entertainment, energy, aviation, manufacturing, technology, retail, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and trucking.

Vadim regularly represents DIP lenders, secured lenders, trade creditors, landlords, investors, strategic purchasers, title companies and trustees in complex business reorganizations, Subchapter V restructurings, out-of-court workouts, financial transactions and litigation.

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Vadim frequently represents indenture trustees and administrative agents in numerous significant bankruptcy cases throughout the country, including the bankruptcy cases of Hertz Corporation, Chesapeake Energy, GT Advanced Technologies, Armstrong Energy, Ion Media, Residential Capital and Washington Mutual, among others. 

He has developed particular expertise in the recently enacted Small Business Administration Act, advising clients on all aspects of Subchapter V bankruptcies in numerous industries, including movie theatres, wine, retail and real estate.  

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate Finance Group, Vadim regularly issues legal opinions related to commercial lending transactions, including non-consolidation, true sale, safe harbors and authority to file opinions.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 法学博士, Staff Member, Journal of Law and Commerce (1995-1997; Lead Editor, Notes and Comments, 1996-1997)
  • Cornell University, 学士


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • 纽约州


  • Russian


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute