Ezra Borut is a corporate partner and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy and Natural Resources Groups.

His practice ranges from multinational joint ventures to complex corporate restructurings to U.S. domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Ezra is also a leader of the firm’s Alternative Assets Transactions and Liquidity Solutions Group, where he advises secondaries fund sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and other investors on various transactions, including secondary transactions and co-investments. He has advised on transactions across a range of industries, with particular experience in the industrials, energy and natural resources sectors.

Mr. Borut has previously served on the firm’s Management Committee for three years and served as Deputy Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Mr. Borut was an intern in the law firm of Nishimura & Partners (now Nishimura & Asahi) in Tokyo from June to December 1998, where he participated in joint venture and cross-border transactions. Mr. Borut joined Debevoise in 1996. He received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University in 1991, where he majored in East Asian Studies with a Japanese concentration. He received his J.D. with honors from The University of Chicago Law School in 1996, where he served as a topic access editor on the Law Review. Mr. Borut is a recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York 2013 Cornerstone Award and sits on the Pro Bono Committee.


  • University of Chicago Law School, 1996, J.D.
  • Yale University, 1991, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Japan