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David J. Rubin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 401-274-2000

University of Massachusetts, AmherstBoston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1982

Client Comments

"David Rubin is world-class."

"Mr. Rubin has represented me for almost 20 years on various commercial real estate, corporate, and personal matters. His depth of character, integrity, judgment, and reliability are rare and invaluable qualities that complement his breadth of experience, intimate knowledge of current laws and practices, and outstanding negotiating skills. His straightforward, calm, and level-headed demeanor allows him to establish instant credibility with opposing counsel. He offers thoughtful, reasoned and practical advice. He possesses excellent communication skills and cleverly uses humor to diffuse tense situations. David is a friendly, warm, and likeable guy, but is fiercely loyal to his clients and always a strong advocate who can be firm, unyielding, and even intimidating when the situation calls for it. He is a guy who you "go to" when it really matters and is always immediately responsive when you need him. David has become a confidant whose perspective I often seek on matters of great import, whether professional or personal in nature. He has developed a broad network of relationships and generously connects his clients with those who might be helpful to them. I have benefited greatly by these introductions. Perhaps most importantly, he is also fun to play golf with!"

-James Gladney
Managing Partner
Liberty Capital Partners, Inc.

"David Rubin has been representing our non-profit agency the past five months in a challenging and complex lease and purchase option documents for United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) to relocate its current administrative offices. The process has had many participants (developer and landlord, building consultants, real estate agents, building committee, senior management, and Board of Directors). David has clearly demonstrated his expertise in negotiation and documentation of the real estate transaction. It is through his other qualities and work ethic that he has added value to the project. His ability to communicate to each audience, at their level, in a thoughtful, concise, and complete manner is a major reason for the success to date on the project. David's work-ethic is second to none. In this dynamic engagement with various interested parties for both UWRI and developer/land lord, it is David's quality of work and timely responses, follow-up, and accountability that have kept the entire negotiation and documentation process on schedule. Besides the legal expertise, what impressed me the most was David's passion, dedication, and true sense of what this relocation means to UWRI in achieving its mission for our community to improve the lives of people in need."

-Richard Voccio
Executive Vice President & CFO
United Way of Rhode Island

"I have been developing property and negotiating leases for over 10 years. David Rubin is one of the finest real estate attorneys with whom I have worked; he is energetic, passionate, detail oriented, and the hardest working person I know. He is also an exceptional public communicator, an unusual and welcome skill for such a deeply talented technician. I would recommend David to my friends and associates for any project that requires "heavy and intense lifting"."

-Colin Kane
The Peregrine Group LLC

"I've had the opportunity to work with David Rubin on a total of eight property sales over the last two years. The properties consisted of Class B apartment communities and some of them were being purchased for condominium conversion. In each instance, David demonstrated a unique ability to negotiate the appropriate conditions for his client in a way that fostered positive responses from the buyer's councils. It is very rare that a person can create a feeling of "win/win" in a transaction, and David has that ability. I would also add that I've never encountered a harder working person than Dave Rubin. He is truly available for his clients on a 24/7 basis. It has been a pleasure to work with David and I would be glad to serve as a reference for him if ever needed."

-Sean Cunningham
Vice Chairman
CB Richard Ellis

Office Location

100 Westminster Street, Suite 1500
Providence, RI 02903
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law (Closings, Commercial, Common Property Ownership, Development, Finance, Joint Ventures, Land Use, Real Property Law, Shopping Center Transactions, Tax Certiorari, Transactions)