Thomas M. Cerabino

Co-Chairman

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8208
F 212 728 9208
tcerabinowillkie.com

Thomas M. Cerabino is Co-Chairman of the firm, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department.  He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and securities law matters.

Tom 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, Tom has advised boards of directors and board committees on a variety of governance and other issues.

Chambers USA (2014) ranks Tom among the leading individuals practicing Corporate/M&A Law in New York. 

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Highlights

Thomas M. Cerabino is Co-Chairman of the firm, a member of the firm's Executive Committee and a partner in the Corporate and Financial Services Department.  He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and securities law matters.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Celsia SA in its $840 million acquisition of stakes in seven power plants in Panama and Costa Rica from GDF Suez
  • 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.

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.

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