Observers describe Mr. Lin as "great at understanding the issues" and "a spectacular advocate for a business's point of view."
Chambers USA 2017

Raymond Y. Lin


Raymond Y. Lin is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Lin is a member of the Corporate Department and his practice focuses on the representation of private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. In addition, Mr. Lin has worked on more than 20 initial public offerings representing both underwriters and issuers; debt financing transactions; debt exchange offers and consent solicitations; negotiated loan workouts and debt restructurings; negotiated acquisitions (public and private); represented lenders and borrowers in loan transactions; and has represented sponsors and investors in limited partnerships and real estate investment trusts.

In recent years, Mr. Lin has represented financial investors such as Apollo Global Management LLC, BC Partners Ltd., CPPIB and TPG Capital; and companies (or their special committees) such as Interxion Holdings N.V., Kimco Realty Corporation, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., Verso Paper Corporation, Intelsat Ltd., Compass Minerals International, Inc. and Waterford Gaming LLC.

In 1985, Mr. Lin was a law clerk to the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Lin presently serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School.

Mr. Lin is recommended in The Legal 500 US and IFLR1000 guides for his practice in Private Equity and in Chambers USA for National Capital Markets, Private Equity and Native American Law. He is recommended in the Best Lawyers in America for gaming law.

  • Bar Qualification
    • New York
    • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 1984
      Editor, Law Review; James Kent Scholar
    • BS, Yale University, 1980
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