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Kurt Plankl


Main Biography

Kurt Plankl is an associate in the Corporate Finance Group.  Prior to joining Seward & Kissel, Kurt held various positions within the maritime industry, including that of Vice President – Maritime Operations and Chief, Vessel Registration, Documentation and Recordation, with International Registries Inc. (IRI), which administers the maritime and corporate programs for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and for which his responsibilities included, among other things, day-to-day oversight over IRI's New York office and the supervision of the worldwide registration and documentation of vessels and the recording of security interests therein for IRI on behalf of the Marshall Islands. 

As a graduate of SUNY Maritime College, Kurt also received a Third Mate's License, Unlimited Tonnage Oceans (non-renewed) from the United States Coast Guard, and sailed for Weeks Marine.  Kurt received a B.S. and M.S., with honors, from SUNY Maritime College, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2013
  • M.S., SUNY Maritime College, with honors, 2002
  • B.S., SUNY Maritime College, 1996

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