Thomas M. Cerabino
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10019-6099, U.S.A.
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.
1981, St. John’s University School of Law, J.D.
1978, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S.
New York, 1982