Ruben V. Rabassa Senior Associate

Phone: 480.231.5544

Practice Areas

  • General Corporate Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Startups/Venture Capital
  • Securities Offerings

Ruben V. Rabassa is a senior associate at Foundation Law. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and has represented numerous private equity funds and both U.S. and European private and public companies in a variety of acquisitions and dispositions, including domestic and international mergers, and stock and asset purchases and sales. Ruben has overseen transactions for clients in the financial services, life sciences, software, retail, and aerospace industries, among others. Ruben also has experience advising and acting as outside general counsel to companies in connection with day-to-day legal matters.


Ruben advises his clients’ legal and business teams in all aspects of corporate transactions, including corporate structuring, equity compensation plans and structuring, capitalization table design, legal due diligence, and executive employment matters. He frequently manages teams of transactional specialists, paralegals, and non-U.S. advisors in complex corporate matters, including cross-border acquisitions and dispositions. Ruben routinely drafts and negotiates purchase agreements and related acquisition and disposition documents, including term sheets and letters of intent, employment agreements, equity documents, general corporate organizational and governance documents, and representations and warranties insurance policies.


Ruben graduated with concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Biological Sciences from Arizona State University in 2012 and received his Juris Doctor from New York University in 2015, where he as a member of NYU’s Moot Court Board. Ruben began his career in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and he has also been an associate in the Los Angeles offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Goodwin Procter.  Ruben is a native and proficient Spanish speaker.