Biography

STEVEN A. RUSKIN is Of Counsel to the firm in the Corporate Services practice, in the firm's New York office. Mr. Ruskin's practice covers the full scope of federal, state, and local tax issues, including corporate transactions, real estate investments, venture capital, private equity and investment funds, partnership formation, bankruptcy reorganizations, international tax planning, and tax audits. His clients include large and small corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Ruskin:

  • Counsels corporations and other business entities on a broad range of corporate and tax law issues, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations and spin-offs; formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations; real estate taxation, and joint ventures; investment funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds; securities (debt, equity, securitizations, and structured finance); bankruptcy and debt restructuring; tax credits and net operating losses; and tax audits (federal, New York State, and New York City)
  • Provides advice to nonprofits on the formation and qualification as "tax-exempt" entities, qualification as a "public charity," unrelated business taxable income issues, and excise taxes on private foundations
  • Advises individuals on the purchase, sale, or reorganization of businesses; individual income taxation; estate planning and estate administration; charitable giving; domicile and residency issues; and tax audits (federal, New York State, and New York City)

For more than 25 years, Mr. Ruskin was a tax partner and counsel in large multinational law firms. He has received an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence.

Mr. Ruskin has lectured on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, he has written several published articles and is a coauthor of the chapter on taxation in the 2011 Supplement to Leveraged Buyouts, a two-volume treatise published by the Law Journal Press.

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
    • in Taxation
  • Columbia University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Princeton University (A.B.)
    • magna cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas