Alan Dubin

Alan Dubin
Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
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Alan Dubin has been a partner with Arent Fox LLP in DC since 1985. His principal areas of activity include banking, corporate, finance, mergers and acquisition, real estate, partnership, limited liability company, and general business law. Mr. Dubin is chairman of the firm’s Committee on Opinion Letters Rendered in Commercial Transactions, and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee. 

Mr. Dubin regularly represents institutional lenders and borrowers in loan transactions, restructurings of problem financings (he has appeared in bankruptcy court on behalf of both creditors and debtors), and asset securitizations. He also actively participates in venture capital transactions, intellectual property licensing arrangements, and merger and acquisition transactions. He has represented several professional sports teams in connection with their debt financing transactions.

Mr. Dubin published a guest article on security interests in cash collateral in Clarks’ Secured Transactions Monthly (November 1999). He appeared as a panelist at the International Film and Television Finance Summit in New York in June 1993, where he delivered a lecture on the application of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to various types of financing transactions of interest to film producers. He delivered a lecture on Fundamentals of Business Acquisition Transactions, in June 2006, sponsored by Lorman Education Services. He appeared as a guest panelist at the 2006 Fall Commercial Financial Services Meeting in Washington, DC, (with US Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas J. Ambro), where he delivered a paper on multiple party financing transactions. He published an article in 2009 concerning foreclosures of UCC security interests on equity pledged by mezzanine borrowers; the article, "UCC Remedies Concerning LLC Interests Pledged To Secure A Mezzanine Loan – A Very General Outline", is available here. He delivered another lecture sponsored by Lorman Education Services in May 2010, Commercial Lending Opinion Letters: Rights, Obligations and Expectations. Within his law firm, Mr. Dubin frequently lectures on commercial law topics, with specific emphasis on opinion letters delivered at loan closings, substantive non-consolidation and true sale opinions, secured transactions (primarily Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code), fraudulent conveyances, negotiable instruments, letters of credit, and other commercial law issues. Mr. Dubin teaches secured transactions as an adjunct professor at GW Law.