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December 27, 2017
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October 12-14, 2017
October 13, 2017
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October 12, 2017
October 12-14, 2017
October 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
August 7, 2017
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July 25, 2017
July 12, 2017
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June 28, 2017
May 30, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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May 18, 2017
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May 18, 2017
May 2, 2017
April 14, 2016
April 6, 2017
March 16, 2017
Michael Timpone handles financings, joint ventures, private equity transactions and restructurings. Sources say he "is an extraordinarily experienced partner - one of the best shipping lawyers of his generation. And a very nice guy as well." He is based in New York.  Michael is also admired for his involvement in the shipping industry in Liberia. Sources call him "very knowledgeable" and "a very good and hard-working lawyer."
March 16, 2017
Larry Rutkowksi, the head of the maritime and transportation finance group, "offers a breadth of experience in an array of transactions. His reputation in the market is undisputed." Sources say: "His experience is second-to-none. He's done everything from scrap deals to multimillion-dollar acquisitions. His other great attribute is that he talks to you like a layman, he's very easy to understand."  Larry also has a particular expertise in matters relating to the Liberian shipping sector.  He is held in high regard by peers for his lengthy experience in this field and one went on to assert: "He is one of my main competitors, a top-tier practitioner."
March 16, 2017
Gary's broad financial practice "receives ample praise from the market." He is "particularly noted for his expertise assisting with securities listings by shipping companies."
March 16, 2017
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March 7, 2017
January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017
January 3, 2017
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January 1, 2017
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December 2016
December 22, 2016
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December 15, 2016
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December 8, 2016
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November 21, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016
November 9, 2016
November 9, 2016
November 1, 2017
Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Admiralty & Maritime Law and for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law. Additionally, Seward & Kissel received a tier-2 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and was ranked tier-2 in New York City for Criminal Defense: White-Collar Law.
October 24, 2016
Seward & Kissel was named Law Firm of the Year - Capital Markets, Technology, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Transport and Project Finance – New York, USA and Project Finance Law Firm of the Year - New York, USA.
October 24, 2016
October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 4, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 19, 2016
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September 13, 2016
August 5, 2016
Messrs. Sklar and Abbott comment on minority stake investments being made in private equity firms
June 27, 2016
June 15, 2016
June 6, 2016
May 27, 2016

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded

May 27, 2016

Jim Abbott 
John Cleary 
Ted Horton

Nick Katsanos
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen 
Lawrence Rutkowski 
Craig Sklar
John Tavss 
Michael Timpone 
Gary Wolfe

May 16, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 13, 2016
April 11, 2016
March 17, 2016
Sources highlight Lawrence Rutkowski as "one of the leading practitioners in New York," where he heads the firm's maritime and transportation finance group, and is recognised for his capabilities in shipping finance. He also offers niche expertise in matters relating to the Liberian shipping sector. He is "as sophisticated a shipping finance lawyer as you will find in the city." He is experienced with a range of marine financing matters, including joint ventures, secured lending and securities transactions, with particular expertise in cross-border work involving Liberia. "He has a great wealth of experience and connections to draw upon," notes one interviewee.
March 17, 2016
Michael Timpone is recognised as a key practitioner in New York's shipping finance market. He recently advised Scorpio Tankers on two secured term loans with a combined value of up to USD954 million.
March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016
Leading partner Gary Wolfe is highly regarded by sources, who commend him for his capital markets expertise. He is considered a leading practitioner in the New York shipping market, and recently assisted Navig8 Crude Tankers with its merger with General Maritime Corporation.
January 15, 2016
January 1, 2016
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December 23, 2015
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December 22, 2015
December 2, 2015
December 1, 2015
November 17, 2015
November 2, 2015
Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Admiralty & Maritime Law and for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.  Additionally, Seward & Kissel received a tier-2 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and was ranked tier-2 in New York City for Criminal Defense: White-Collar Law.
October 14, 2015
October 1, 2015
September 22, 2015
Partners Jim Abbott, John Ashmead, Dale Christensen, Ron Cima, John Cleary, Mike Considine, Kal Das,  Rita Glavin,  Jim Hancock, Ted Horton, Mark Hyland, Mike McNamara, Steve Nadel, Anne Patin, Bruce Paulsen, Larry Rutkowski, John Ryan, Craig Sklar, John Tavss, Mike Timpone, Rob Van Grover, Gary Wolfe, Jack Yoskowitz, Counsel Peter Pront and associate Jeff Dine are included as Super Lawyers. In addition, Gary Anderson, Gregg Bateman, Jeff Berman, Jim Cofer,  Brian Maloney, David Mulle, Scott Sambur and Mike Weitman are included as Rising Stars.
August 21, 2015
August 19, 2015
Derick W. Betts - Admiralty and Maritime Law 
John J. Cleary -Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Michael G. Considine - Criminal Defense, White-Collar
Lawrence Rutkowski - Admiralty and Maritime Law 
S. John Ryan - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John E. Tavss -  Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
August 11, 2015
June 17, 2015
June 10, 2015
June 3, 2015
June 3, 2015

Structured Finance  
Investment Fund Formation and Management: 
    Alternative/Hedge Funds
Securities: Shareholder Litigation
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)

May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015
Michael Timpone is recognized for his representation of institutional lenders, including domestic and foreign banks. He regularly handles secured loan work, as well as a range of other financing matters.
May 19, 2015
James Abbott is described by sources as "an extremely impressive" attorney who "truly cares about the client." He has over 30 years' experience acting on a wide variety of corporate transactions.
May 19, 2015
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
May 19, 2015
Seward & Kissel is "the gold standard of the industry."
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
Jim Abbott 
John Cleary 
Ted Horton
Nick Katsanos
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen 
Lawrence Rutkowski 
Craig Sklar
John Tavss 
Michael Timpone 
Gary Wolfe
May 19, 2015
Nick Katsanos is an "extremely proactive and very responsive" practitioner who is "excellent at helping clients understand transactions." Of late, he was lead lawyer on Knightsbridge Tankers' deal to acquire a fleet of capesize bulk carriers from Frontline 2012.
May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
Key partner Gary Wolfe is highlighted by sources for his expertise in capital markets work. His client base includes insurers and investment banks, and he often advises on M&A, private placements and joint ventures.
May 19, 2015
Lawrence Rutkowski is "as sophisticated a shipping finance lawyer as you will find in the city." He is experienced with a range of marine financing matters, including joint ventures, secured lending and securities transactions, say sources. "He has a great wealth of experience and connections to draw upon," notes one interviewee.
May 13, 2015
May 12, 2015
April 28, 2015
March 31, 2015
March 26, 2015
March 12, 2015
John Cleary
Steve Nadel
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015

Lawrence Rutkowski is head of the firm's maritime and transportation finance practice, representing a variety of shipping clients. Clients state that he "personifies the firm's attributes of responsive, skilful and commercial lawyers."  His practice covers numerous aspects of shipping law, including vessel registration, mortgaging, finance and company formation. One source commented: "I have a very high regard for his practice and skills. He's definitely top drawer.”  Rutkowski is expert in shipping matters concerning Liberia.

March 12, 2015
New York-based partner Gary Wolfe has significant experience in maritime finance matters. He primarily focuses on capital markets and corporate securities mandates.
March 5, 2015
February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015
Partner Larry Rutkowski was also recognized as the Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year for the US.
February 10, 2015
Mr. Abbott comments on trends involving M&A of banks which have significant wealth management operations.
February 10, 2015
January 31, 2015
January 29, 2015
January 28, 2015
January 20, 2015
January 13, 2015
January 6, 2015
December 4, 2014
December 3, 2014
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December 1, 2014
Bruce Paulsen was named the Transportation Finance Lawyer of the Year for New York and Lawrence Rutkowski was named Shipping & Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year for New York.
November 26, 2014

Mr. Cioffi comments on the recently adopted US credit risk-retention rules.

November 21, 2014
November 17, 2014
November 12, 2014
Ms. Goodwyn comments on the newly minted ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol, which suspends swaps termination rights.
November 12, 2014
November 3, 2014
November 3, 2014

Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Admiralty & Maritime Law and for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law.  Additionally, Seward & Kissel received a tier-2 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and was ranked tier-2 in New York City for Criminal Defense: White-Collar Law.

October 21, 2014
October 8, 2014
September 3, 2014
August 14, 2014
July 31, 2014
July 23, 2014
July 1, 2014
Partner Larry Rutkowski is also recognized as the Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for the US.
June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014
Structured Finance  
Investment Fund Formation and Management: 
    Alternative/Hedge Funds
Securities: Shareholder Litigation
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
June 23, 2014
June 19, 2014
June 16, 2014
News sources covering the deal included The Wall Street Journal, Tradewinds, Reuters, RTT News, Maritime Executive, Marine Link, Seatrade Global, The Deal Pipeline, Law 360, AmLaw Daily, Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital Journal, Seeking Alpha and Street Insider.
May 30, 2014
The article discusses the recent surge in shipping IPOs, and describes Mr. Wolfe as "the leading securities lawyer for IPOs in shipping."
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
May 23, 2014
Maritime Group head Larry Rutkowski is regarded as "one of the top guys in the US, and maybe the world" when it comes to shipping finance. He has particular expertise in joint ventures and M&A, and clients admire his "clear and helpful advice."
May 23, 2014
Mike Timpone represents foreign and domestic banks, and is lauded as "a very good lawyer; technically good, and very client-oriented." His additional experience in business transactions such as joint ventures and asset finance enables him to offer clients a broad and comprehensive service.  
May 23, 2014
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
May 23, 2014
Jim Abbott
John Cleary
Nick Katsanos
Robert Lustrin
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen
Lawrence Rutkowski
Craig Sklar
John Tavss
Michael Timpone
Gary Wolfe
May 23, 2014
Rob Lustrin is well regarded for his practice focusing on corporate shipping transactions. His experience includes registered offerings of equity, and advising public companies on corporate governance and securities law compliance.
May 23, 2014
Clients are full of praise for James Abbott, saying that he "always puts client satisfaction as a primary objective, brings a lot of experience to deals," and "can explain legal items in everyday business terms." He handles M&A, private equity investments and strategic alliances.
May 23, 2014
 Clients say Craig Sklar is "fantastic to work with," highlighting his commercial approach and ability to "help us focus on business issues while making sure we're protected in every way on the legal side." He recently acted for Agrifos Fertilizer on its acquisition by Rentech Nitrogen Partners for $158 million, with an additional potential earn-out of $50 million.
May 23, 2014
Gary Wolfe is praised as a "leader in the securities market practice - he's very well thought of." His high-profile clients include Ship Finance International, as well as other foreign and domestic issuers and investment banks.
May 23, 2014
Nick Katsanos is counsel in the Business Transactions Group, handling business formation, M&A, private equity transactions and strategic alliances. Clients say he is "extremely thorough and fully engaged," and particularly appreciate his "in-depth understanding of all aspects of the deal."
May 13, 2014
Seward & Kissel LLP represents Wilmington Trust, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent for approximately $27.5 billion of first lien secured obligations, in connection with the restructuring of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (formerly known as TXU Corporation). The Seward & Kissel team consists of Partners Kalyan ("Kal") Das, Andrew Silverstein, John Ashmead and Mark Kotwick, Counsel Arlene Alves, and Associates Gregg Bateman and Catherine LoTempio.
May 8, 2014
Mr. Cioffi outlines key issues that private investment funds should consider when investing in CLOs.
2013 Edition
March 27, 2014
Mr. Tu-Sekine comments on the launch of the new palladium-backed ETF in South Africa. Please click here to read the article.
March 24, 2014
Mr. Abbott comments on the increasing number of insurers involved in asset management deals during the years following the financial crisis era and its immediate aftermath. 
March 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
Gary Wolfe offers clients expertise in both shipping finance and capital markets, and is praised for his experience and responsiveness.  He handles shipping finance matters with a focus on public offerings. He receives praise from clients, who see him as "an industry leader who is a well-respected authority on commercial and legal issues."
March 13, 2014
Lawrence Rutkowski is "extremely well known" for global shipping finance matters, and is well regarded for his knowledge and expertise in shipping and maritime finance matters.  He regularly advises clients on shipping matters related to Liberia. He is well recognized by peers for his expertise: "He is very knowledgeable and certainly knows the Liberian shipping and corporate laws very well.”   Sources affirm his understanding of the Liberian shipping market and report: "He is a very talented fellow – a good negotiator who doesn't waste time on minor points, as he is such a big picture guy."
March 13, 2014
John Cleary
Steve Nadel
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
March 5, 2014
Ms. Goodwyn comments that many investors are seeing alternative investments for applying hedges.
February 3, 2014
January 2014
Jim Abbott
John Cleary
Nick Katsanos
Rob Lustrin
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen
Larry Rutkowski
John Tavss
Mike Timpone
Craig Sklar
Gary Wolfe
January 27, 2014
January 2014
January 8, 2014
January 2014
December 20, 2013
Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Silberberg discuss the emergence of new shipping IPOs as a result of the JOBS Act.
December 19, 2013
December 17, 2013
November 26, 2013
November 13, 2013
The article discusses the firm's representation of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Hess Corporation and mentions the Seward & Kissel working group led by partners  Gary Wolfe, Jim Abbott, Jim Cofer and counsel Arthur Kozyra and Nick Katsanos.
November 6, 2013
November 4, 2013
November 1, 2013
Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Admiralty & Maritime Law. The Firm also received a tier-1 ranking in New York City for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and was ranked tier-2 nationally for the same. Additionally, Seward & Kissel received a tier-2 ranking both nationally and in New York city for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and was ranked tier-2 in New York City for Criminal Defense: White-Collar Law.
October 18, 2013
October 18, 2013
October 16, 2013
 
October 14, 2013
October 1, 2013
September 26, 2013
September 25, 2013
The article discusses the recent acquisition of Seward & Kissel client, Metropolitan, by global alternative asset manager, the Carlyle Group LP.
September 24, 2013
August 15, 2013
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August 6, 2013
Mr. Abbott comments on M&A market trends for alternative investment managers, including private equity investments in hedge fund managers.
July 2013
July 10, 2013
June 28, 2013
Mr. Mitchell comments on QPAM audit exemptions.
June 27, 2013
June 20, 2013
The panel consisted of partners Jim Cofer, Craig Sklar, Rob Van Grover, and Gary Wolfe, and associate Arthur Kozyra.
June 5, 2013
June 3, 2013
June 3, 2013

Capital Markets: Equity Offerings
Structured Finance 
Investment Fund Formation and Management: 
    Alternative/Hedge Funds
Securities: Shareholder Litigation
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)

June 3, 2013
June 2013
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
May 24, 2013
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance
Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013
Jim Abbott is described by sources as someone who "brings a wealth of experience to the table" and "has a great grasp of commercial issues spanning a variety of industry segments."
May 24, 2013
Jim Abbott
John Cleary
Robert Lustrin
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Michael Timpone
Gary Wolfe
May 24, 2013
Larry Rutkowski is described by sources as, “a very talented fellow – a good negotiator who doesn't waste time on minor points, as he is such a big picture guy.”
May 24, 2013
Gary Wolfe is recognized for the adroit securities and capital markets expertise he brings to the table.
May 24, 2013
Rob Lustrin concentrates his practice on securities and capital markets in the shipping arena.
May 24, 2013
Mike Timpone is described by sources as "a very good, business-oriented lawyer" who "always focuses on his client's business points."
May 21, 2013
April 5, 2013
April 4, 2013
April 3, 2013
Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year in New York
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year in New York
Technology Law Firm of the Year in New York
Transport Law Firm of the Year in New York
April 2, 2013
March 14, 2013
John Cleary
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
March 14, 2013
Gary Wolfe is an expert in international maritime matters as well as capital markets. Commentators praise his wealth of experience and wisdom. Gary is a seasoned practitioner at the Firm and specialises in finance and business transactions. He has represented Seadrill as the issuers and Hemen Holding as the selling shareholder in a secondary common share offering worth USD960 million.
March 14, 2013
Lawrence Rutkowski is recommended for Shipping Finance (Global-wide) and Asset Finance (Global-wide), Shipping (Liberia), and Shipping (USA).  Mr. Rutkowski is an expert on US maritime law and is described by clients as "responsive, knowledgeable, practical and commercial."  He has experience advising on a broad spectrum of corporate and shipping-related work, and has particular knowledge in matters concerning Liberia, where he is a is a primary player in the area and is recommended as "very good – responsive and professional."  Commentators praise his professionalism and proactivity.
March 1, 2013
January 28, 2013
The article comments on a recent transaction in which Mr. Sklar and a team of Seward & Kissel attorneys advised investment manager Nephila Capital on its strategic partnership with KKR & Co.
January 23, 2013
January 11, 2013
Mr. Cofer and Mr. Wolfe comment on how the resolution of the ‘fiscal cliff’ will affect the shipping industry and its investors.
January 2013
December 21, 2012
Seward & Kissel LLP is delighted to advise you that partner Lawrence Rutkowski has been named as one of the Top 10 lawyers of 2012 in Lloyd's List ONE Hundred 2012 - The most influential people in the shipping industry. Larry is the only United States based lawyer included on the list.
December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012
December 11, 2012
December 6, 2012
December 3, 2012
Mr. Abbot comments on market conditions affecting investment management mergers and acquisitions.
November 15, 2012
Mr. Sklar discusses the difficulties of closing a deal in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
November 12, 2012
November 1, 2012
Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 ranking both nationally and in New York City for Admiralty & Maritime Law.  Seward & Kissel also received a tier-2 rating in New York City and a tier-3 rating nationally for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Rankings are included in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue.
November 1, 2012
October 10, 2012
September 26, 2012
September 20, 2012
Partners John Ashmead, Dale Christensen, Ron Cima, Mike Considine, Kal Das, Mark Hyland, Mike McNamara, Steve Nadel, Bruce Paulsen, Peter Pront, Larry Rutkowski, John Ryan, John Tavss, Mike Timpone, Rob Van Grover and Gary Wolfe are included as Super Lawyers. Partners Jeff Berman and Jim Cofer, counsel Nick Katsanos, and associate Meir Grossman are listed as Rising Stars. 
September 17, 2012
September 14, 2012
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September 5, 2012
August 22, 2012
Michael Considine—Criminal Defense: White Collar
Lawrence Rutkowski—Admiralty & Maritime Law
John Ryan—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John Tavss—Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
August 22, 2012
August 15, 2012
July 27, 2012
July 19, 2012
Mr. Abbott comments on State Street Corp.'s pending acquisition of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s hedge fund administrator.
July 2012
June 29, 2012
June 12, 2012
June 7, 2012
John Cleary
Robert Lustrin
Bruce Paulsen
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Michael Timpone
Gary Wolfe
June 7, 2012
Gary Wolfe is a "go-to guy for securities in shipping," sources say. Clients praise his in-depth legal knowledge and focused and reassuring approach.
June 7, 2012
Larry Rutkowski is praised by sources for his "good judgment" and practical and commercial knowledge. He has lead teams on large-scale IPOs and recently represented both Diamond S Shipping and Scorpio in connection with senior secured loans to finance the acquisition of new vessels.
June 7, 2012
Michael Timpone has impressed clients with his fee-saving efficiency and excellent leadership skills.
June 7, 2012
Robert Lustrin has been complimented by market sources for his responsiveness and meticulous, strategic advice.
June 7, 2012
June 1, 2012
May 4, 2012
April 18, 2012
April 2012
April 5, 2012
Mr. Katsanos comments on his recently being named one of M&A Advisors 40 Under 40.
April 1, 2012
March 26, 2012
Mr. Katsanos was selected by a distinguished judging committee of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals.
March 23, 2012
March 21, 2012
March 20, 2012
Mr. Abbott discusses private equity investing trends in the broker-dealer, investment management, reinsurance and other financial industries.
February 27, 2012
January 27, 2012
Mr. Wolfe comments on how new SEC regulations will impact shipping companies as they file for IPOs.
January 26, 2012
December 14, 2011
Mr. Horton comments on the depressed shipping company sectors.
December 13, 2011
November 10, 2011
November 7, 2011
November 7, 2011
November 3, 2011
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November 3, 2011
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November 3, 2011
November 1, 2011
Seward & Kissel received a tier-1 national ranking in Admiralty & Maritime Law and a tier-1 New York City ranking in both Admiralty & Maritime Law and Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law.  Seward & Kissel also received a tier-2 New York City rating in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Rankings are included in U.S.News & World Report’s Money issue, available November 15, 2011.
October 12, 2011
Mr. Abbott comments on potential acquirers for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd.
October 4, 2011
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September 23, 2011
September 14, 2011
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August 23, 2011
Mr. Abbott, Mr. Cofer, Mr. Katsanos and Ms. Mazzeo represented Hybris GmbH in the buyout transaction with Huntsman Gay Global Capital LLC. This deal was also featured on The Deal Pipeline. Please click on the above title to read more.
August 19, 2011
Mr. Abbott comments on the difference between trading and investment banking.
August 17, 2011
Mr. Abbott comments on Google’s potential acquisition of Motorola.
July 14, 2011
The article discusses the current hardships in shipping finance in light of the global economic downturn.
July 13, 2011
July 13, 2011
The article discusses the growing presence of hedge funds in the shipping industry.
June 10, 2011
May 23, 2011
The article discusses whether or not banks should buy all or part of a hedge fund manager in light of the current global financial condition.
May 12, 2011
April 1, 2011
March 10, 2011
March 8, 2011
February 18, 2011
February 17, 2011
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February 10, 2011
January 24, 2011
November 11, 2010
November 5, 2010
October 25, 2010
The profile discusses Mr. Das' and the Firm's representation of financial services companies.
October 12, 2010
September 21, 2010
Partners John Ashmead, Dale Christensen, Ron Cima, John Cleary, Kal Das, Mark Hyland, Michael McNamara, Bruce Paulsen, Larry Rutkowski, John Ryan, John Tavss, Rob Van Grover, Gary Wolfe, and Senior Counsel Peter Pront are included.
August 4, 2010
Partner Bob Walder recently advised the asset-backed commercial paper dealer community comprising the Financial Intermediary Subforum of the American Securitization Forum (the "ASF") with respect to the comment letter submitted by the ASF to the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the proposed amendments to Regulation AB as they would impact the asset-backed commercial paper market. In announcing the submission of the ASF comment letter on August 2, Tom Deutsch, Executive Director of the ASF, acknowledged Bob's efforts in helping to develop the letter on behalf of the ASF asset-backed commercial paper membership.
August 1, 2010
The article commemorates Mr. Seward, an IBA Honorary LIfe President, on his 100th birthday and discusses his views on the struggles, successes and strategic vision for the Association.
June 11, 2010
Partners Gary Wolfe, Larry Rutkowski, and John Tavss were also ranked and associate Mike Timpone was listed as an associate to watch.
March 25, 2010
The article outlines the upcoming joint venture to form Euromar, LLC.
March 8, 2010
The article addresses Atalanta Sosnoff announcement on March 5, 2010 of an agreement for investment bank Evercore Partners to acquire a 49% economic interest in Atalanta Sosnoff. A Seward & Kissel LLP team represented Atalanta Sosnoff in connection with this transaction.
January 13, 2010
November 24, 2009
October 27, 2009
Ms. Siddiqi was honored at a luncheon at the New York City Bar.
September 24, 2009
Ms. Siddiqi will be recognized at the awards presentation on Monday, October 26th in honor of National Pro Bono Week.
August 31, 2009
The article discussed actions hedge fund managers can take to become more attractive to potential buyers.
July 13, 2009
The article discusses the dilemma faced by CLO managers dealing with deeply discounted loan substitutions.
June 18, 2009
Jim Abbott comments on the difficulty of small companies like potential buyer Octapharma to obtain external financing.
May 29, 2009
He discusses his expectations for the exchanges to preserve suspensions of normal "penny stock" rules, currently set to expire June 30th.
May 15, 2009
The article references Mr. Betts' previous quotation in last week's TradeWinds.
May 8, 2009
Mr. Betts commented on the negative effects of viewing time charters as leases.
March 2009
The article discusses one example of a successful SIV restructuring, and what that implies for future restructurings.
February 18, 2009
The article discusses the potential rise in mergers and acquisitions as hedge funds deal with the fallout caused by troubled markets.
February 1, 2009
January 13, 2009
Cioffi discusses the flexibility given to Victoria's senior debtholders and its implications for future SIVs.
January 1, 2009
Kal Das was named in the 'Administrative Law' section; Lawrence Rutkowski was named in the 'Bonds/Government Finance' section; and John Tavss, Robert Van Grover and Gary Wolfe were all named in the 'Securities & Corporate Finance' section.
December 31, 2008
Collectively, over $8.0 billion of capital was invested in 2008 in Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) transactions in which Seward & Kissel clients participated, according to statistics published by PlacementTracker.  The Firm was ranked as the 3rd most active legal counsel to PIPE investors based on dollar volume of transactions and as the 4th most active legal counsel to PIPE investors based upon the number of PIPE transactions completed in 2008.
December 15, 2008
December 12, 2008
December 8, 2008
November 17, 2008
Article notes Sklar's selection as one of “10 Rising Stars of Private Equity and M&A”  and S&K's selection as a Finalist for the Law Firm of the Year award at the Middle Market M&A Awards Gala for 2008.
October 24, 2008
October 3, 2008
September 29, 2008
September 29, 2008
September 25, 2008
September 11, 2008
August 7, 2008
May 19, 2008
May 1, 2008
The article discussed the firm's representation of Magic Hat Brewing Company & Performing Arts Center, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Pyramid Breweries Inc. and mentions the Seward & Kissel working group led by partners Jim Abbott, John Ashmead, and Robert Lustrin.
April 29, 2008
The article discussed the firm's representation of Magic Hat Brewing Company & Performing Arts Center, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Pyramid Breweries, Inc. and mentioning the Seward & Kissel working group led by partners John Ashmead, Jim Abbott and Robert Lustrin.
April 21, 2008
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2008
December 31, 2007
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September 2007
July 30, 2007
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July 20, 2007
A roundtable discussion with a panel of M&A experts on "the latest trends in M&A, including how deals are getting financed and how companies are conducting due diligence in a lightning fast market" was published in an Investment Dealer’s Digest issue entitled "Dealing with Diligence".
July 11, 2007
July 6, 2007
July 2, 2007
June 18, 2007
June 14, 2007
June 7, 2007
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May 16, 2007
People Moves: Founders ponder their routes to retirement May 16, 2007
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April 2007
March 26, 2007
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February 12, 2007
February 7, 2007
2007
2007
January 1, 2007
James E. Abbott joined Seward & Kissel as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Finance Department to help lead its Business Transactions Group.
Winter 2007
Jim Abbott's move to Seward & Kissel's Business Transactions Group was highlighted in numerous publications, including the "Noted" section of The Wall Street Journal February 9, 2007, "The Chum" section of the New York Times February 16, 2007, and the "In the City" section of the London Times March 6, 2007, as well as in The Deal, M&A Alert, Crain's New York Business, Buyouts, PIPEWire, Hedgeworld, Private Equity Week, New York Law Journal, Lloyd's List, Marine Link, The Star Ledger, Forbes.com, New York Business.com, and Yahoo Finance.com
November 9, 2006
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January 27, 2006
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