David S. Rubenstein - Associate, Seattle

David S. Rubenstein

Associate | Seattle

David’s practice encompasses the entirety of the business and real estate life cycles.

In his real estate practice, David represents national and regional clients, including REITs, developers, landlords and tenants, in the acquisition, disposition, management and leasing of commercial real estate.  His work covers office, warehouse, industrial, retail, medical office, multifamily and mixed-use properties.  David’s work includes all aspects of real estate transactions, including negotiations, purchase and sale agreements, title review, due diligence, managing closings and financing documents.  Additionally, his clients include major landlords and tenants, for whom he drafts and negotiates leases, amendments, subordination agreements and related documents.

In his corporate practice, David assists clients with entity formation, operations, transactions, management, and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.  He also works with clients engaged in energy procurement contracts, private securities placements, institutional lending, privacy and terms of use agreements, and closely held business planning.


  • Washington, 2013


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., articles editor, Washington Law Review (2012)
  • Northwestern University, B.A., with honors (2007)

Recognition & Honors

  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Representative Work

  • Negotiated and closed $20 million acquisition of a multi-building, multi-parcel industrial property in Seattle and secured cooperation of major international tenant.
  • Negotiated and closed $10 million CMBS conduit loan with national lender.
  • Negotiated and closed the sale of a $6 million building in Manhattan.
  • Negotiated and closed $6 million refinancing of a multifamily property in Phoenix.
  • Assisted client with successful $2.25 million asset sale and assumption of company liabilities.
  • Negotiated and closed $50M+ combination equity and asset sale of global business with Hong Kong and UK subsidiaries.

Publications & Presentations

Background & Interests

David is a Pacific Northwest native who enjoys cycling, snowboarding, hiking with his dog and perfecting his pizza recipe.