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Thomas M. Cerabino
Co-Chairman


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Thomas M. Cerabino is a partner of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and is Co-Chairman of the firm. Mr. Cerabino is also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and securities law matters.

Mr. Cerabino has been the lead corporate lawyer in a number of high-profile transactions on behalf of the firm's clients. He has represented various public and private companies, private equity funds, and investment banking firms in a wide range of domestic and cross border transactions, including business combinations, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, public and private offerings of securities, and change-of-control matters. In addition, Mr. Cerabino has advised boards of directors and board committees on a variety of governance and other issues.

Chambers USA(2013) ranks Mr. Cerabino among the leading individuals practicing Corporate/M&A Law in New York.

Selected Professional and Business Activities
  • Counsel and a Director of United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. a not-for-profit organization, which is the umbrella organization for the New York City settlement house system.

  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society and a member of its Executive Committee.

  • Trustee of the United States Olympic Foundation.
Selected Significant Matters
  • Electronic Data Systems Corp. in its $13.9 billion acquisition by Hewlett-Packard

  • Farmers Group in its $1.9 billion acquisition of AIG’s Personal Auto Group

  • Zurich Insurance Group Ltd in its $1.67 billion acquisition of a 51 percent stake in the Central and South American insurance operations of Banco Santander SA.

  • Colony Capital in the $8.8 billion acquisition of Station Casinos, the $5.5 billion acquisition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and the $1 billion acquisition of the Raffles hotel business.
Education
1981, St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
1978, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.

Bar Admissions
New York, 1982


Practice Focus
Corporate and Financial Services
Insurance & Reinsurance

Education
  • 1981, St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
  • 1978, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.

Bar Admissions
New York, 1982




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