M&A Advisor revealed the winners of the 2008 Middle-Market M&A Awards on December 15th at its 7th Annual Awards Gala, held at the Hudson Theatre in Times Square, New York. Seward & Kissel was named the winner of the Law Firm of the Year Award. Business Transactions Group partners Jim Abbott and Craig Sklar accepted the award trophy on behalf of the firm from the event’s co-hosts, Brian Sullivan and Jenna Lee of Fox Business Channel. The Middle-Market M&A Awards honor deal-teams, deal-makers and firms whose activities set the standard for the industry, with winners selected by an independent body of M&A industry experts. For the 2008 awards, 220 finalists were selected from almost 400 nominations, with one winner in each of 37 categories.