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Maritime and Transportation Finance

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December 8, 2017
September 27, 2017
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August 30, 2017
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August 15, 2017
Derick W. Betts - Admiralty and Maritime Law 
Mark A. Brody - Real Estate Law
John J. Cleary -Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Michael G. Considine - Criminal Defense, White-Collar
Bruce Paulsen - Admiralty and Maritime Law

Lawrence Rutkowski - Admiralty and Maritime Law 
S. John Ryan - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John E. Tavss -  Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
July 28, 2017
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July 11, 2017
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June 8, 2017
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May 30, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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May 18, 2017
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April 27, 2017
April 14, 2016
March 16, 2017
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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."
February 17, 2017
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January 13, 2017
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January 12, 2017
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January 10, 2017
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January 9, 2017
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January 1, 2017
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December 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.
September 21, 2016
September 19, 2016
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August 15, 2016
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
May 27, 2016
Sources attest that Michael Timpone is "a pragmatic lawyer who gives good guidance promptly and very quickly understands the commercial perspective of his clients." His practice covers joint venture formation, asset finance transactions and restructurings.
May 27, 2016
Edward Horton offers a broad practice that encompasses areas such as securities law and private equity investments. He works with major maritime industry clients, investment funds and the issuers and underwriters of securities transactions.
May 27, 2016

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

May 27, 2016
Lawrence Rutkowski offers a highly regarded practice that includes expertise in matters of secured and unsecured lending, securities transactions and asset finance transactions. "He knows his business, and I can always call him for straight answers," reports a client.

May 27, 2016
Seward & Kissel has an "esteemed maritime finance practice regularly handling high-profile transactions for significant international clients. Well known as highly capable in private equity, capital markets and complex commercial financing transactions. Offers further notable expertise in US flag, tax and bankruptcy matters."
"We trust them to represent our interests and we consider them to be very professional and true specialists. They are very, very focused on getting us the best deal and doing the best job for us."
May 27, 2016
Gary Wolfe has significant experience in structured transactions, debt placements and cross-border M&A in the international maritime transportation industry. He is respected for his work on high-profile deals including MLPs and a wide variety of public offerings.
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

April 12, 2016
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April 1, 2016
April 1, 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
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.
March 17, 2016
March 6, 2016
Partner Bruce Paulsen and associate Brian Maloney are noted as representing ING Bank. Please click here to read the article.
January 22, 2016
January 21, 2016
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January 19, 2016
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.
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 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
May 19, 2015
Seward & Kissel is "the gold standard of the industry."
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
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
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 19, 2015
May 19, 2015
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
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.
March 26, 2015
March 12, 2015
Mr. Paulsen comments on the O.W. Bunker matter.
March 12, 2015
John Cleary
Steve Nadel
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
March 12, 2015
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 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.

February 26, 2015
Partner Larry Rutkowski was also recognized as the Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year for the US.
January 13, 2015
January 6, 2015
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 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 8, 2014
September 8, 2014
Mr. Paulsen comments on the increase in use and construction of megaships and the risks associated with their operation. Please click here to read the article.
September 3, 2014
July 23, 2014
June 23, 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 27, 2014
May 23, 2014
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
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
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
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
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
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."
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
March 13, 2014
John Cleary
Steve Nadel
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
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 2014
December 2013
Seward & Kissel LLP is delighted to advise you that partner Lawrence Rutkowski has been named as one of the Top 10 lawyers of 2013 in Lloyd's List ONE Hundred 2013 - The most influential people in the shipping industry. Larry has received this award for two consecutive years, and remains the only American on the list.
November 26, 2013
November 12, 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 16, 2013
 
September 26, 2013
July 10, 2013
June 27, 2013
May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013
Larry Rutkowski will be a delegate when NYMAR's board members visit the Nor-Shipping expo to promote the New York martime cluster.
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 24, 2013
Rob Lustrin concentrates his practice on securities and capital markets in the shipping arena.
May 24, 2013
Gary Wolfe is recognized for the adroit securities and capital markets expertise he brings to the table.
May 24, 2013
Jim Abbott
John Cleary
Robert Lustrin
Steve Nadel
Bruce Paulsen
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Michael Timpone
Gary Wolfe
May 24, 2013
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance
Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
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
May 23, 2013
May 21, 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
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 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
John Cleary
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
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
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.
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
August 22, 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
July 2012
June 29, 2012
June 7, 2012
June 7, 2012
Michael Timpone has impressed clients with his fee-saving efficiency and excellent leadership skills.
June 7, 2012
John Cleary
Robert Lustrin
Bruce Paulsen
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Michael Timpone
Gary Wolfe
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.
May 4, 2012
April 18, 2012
April 5, 2012
Mr. Wolfe, Mr. Lustrin, and Mr. Horton discuss the ways in which the new Jobs Act will influence IPOs in the shipping industry.
March 21, 2012
February 10, 2012
January 27, 2012
Mr. Wolfe comments on how new SEC regulations will impact shipping companies as they file for IPOs.
January 26, 2012
This reference appeared in The London Times article titled, “From the wreck, a raft of legal issues.”
January 26, 2012
November 3, 2011
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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.
August 31, 2011
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 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 27, 2011
The article discusses whether or not a US ban on financial assistance to certain Somalis extended to the payment of ransom.
January 24, 2011
December 2010
October 4, 2010
October 1, 2010
The article discusses that lawyers are experiencing a consistent rise in dispute-related work in tough economic climates.
September 30, 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.
September 17, 2010
Mr. Paulsen comments on Probulk's allegations that Nordea seized an account intended for charitable purposes.
August 4, 2010
July 26, 2010
Mr. Paulsen comments on rising insurance premiums as pirates increase demands.
July 8, 2010
The article is entitled "Draconian US sanctions targeting foreign shipping firms are now a reality, reports Greg Miller," and it discusses the Iran sanctions.
July 2, 2010
Mr. Paulsen is quoted as a Rule B expert not involved with the litigation.
July 2, 2010
The article discusses the fall-out from the Deepwater Horizon Spill.
July 2, 2010
Mr. Paulsen comments on the gravity of the sanctions for some shipping companies.
June 25, 2010
The article discusses the role of foreign help in cleanup efforts relating to the gulf oil spill.
June 16, 2010
Mr. Paulsen comments on the shipping industry's relative maturity compared to the recession of the late 1990s.
June 15, 2010
Mr. Paulsen discusses ship registry in the Marshall Islands.
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.
May 31, 2010
The article discusses the advantages of the Marshall Islands to shipowners.
April 29, 2010
The article discusses whether Obama's executive order jeopardizes ransom payers.
April 16, 2010
The article outlines the questions posed by the executive order banning transactions with Somali pirates.
April 15, 2010
The article questions whether the recent executive order will ban ransom payments to Somali pirates in the event of hijackings.
April 14, 2010
The article discusses an upcoming meeting of maritime industry leaders and White House representatives to discuss the implications of recent sanctions against Somali pirates.
April 14, 2010
The article discusses President Obama's executive order freezing the assets of Somali militias that could also make it illegal for U.S. ship owners to pay ransoms to pirates.
April 1, 2010
The article discusses the appeal of New York exchanges to shipping companies.
March 25, 2010
The article outlines the upcoming joint venture to form Euromar, LLC.
March 17, 2010
The article discusses the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Rule B.
March 1, 2010
Chambers describes the practice as "The best ship finance practice in the USA."
February 18, 2010
Mr. Paulsen comments on his expectations of increased foreclosures in the future.
January 18, 2010
The article discusses the conditions and terms of the ship's release.
January 1, 2010
Mr. Wolfe gave his comments on the shipping industry in 2010.
December 24, 2009
The article discusses risk to operators and their service providers in the event of new U.S. sanctions on Iran.
December 24, 2009
The article discusses the risk to the shipping industry in pending U.S. sanctions on Iran.
December 14, 2009
The article discusses how the Maersk Alabama lawsuit might affect future relations between marine companies and their employees.
December 3, 2009
The article discusses the confusion regarding Rule B attachments that must now be returned in light of the October 2009 U.S. 2nd Circuit Court ruling.
December 1, 2009
November 17, 2009
The article discusses the ramnifications of the October 2009 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Rule B.
October 21, 2009
The article discusses the implications of the recent decision by the US Appellate Court regarding Rule B.
September 1, 2009
July 30, 2009
The articles "Banks Squeeze NY Asset Grabs," "Rule B or Not Rule B?" and "Boom Town for Bankruptcy" discuss the growing likelihood of bankruptcies and the changing implications of Rule B.
July 26, 2009
Mr. Paulsen comments on the possible implications of potential arbitration or court decisions holding that ransom is no longer a "general-average" act.
June 24, 2009
June 18, 2009
The article discusses a North Korean ship's voyage that is believed to be carrying cargo in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1874. Mr.Wolfe comments on the easy ability to change ship name and flags while at sea.
June 12, 2009
June 3, 2009
The article mentions the May 13th seminar hosted by the Firm and quotes Paulsen discussing the importance of understanding insurance coverage for shipowners.
June 1, 2009
The article mentions the May 13th seminar hosted by the Firm and quotes Mr. Paulsen discussing the difficulties facing shipowners seeking insurance coverage for the cost of negotiating with pirates.
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 27, 2009
Mr. Rutkowski and Mr. Paulsen describe the pattern involved in Somali pirate hijackings and suggest steps and approaches to most effectively handling with such events.
May 22, 2009
Mr. Rutkowski and Mr. Paulsen comment that pirates, even those that have contact with law firms are criminals, not terrorists. Mr. Rutkowski commented that since pirates are not considered terrorists under all statutes, ransom payments do not amount to a statutory violation.
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.
April 30, 2009
The article discusses how shipping firms are subjecting themselves to stress tests, and mentions that this topic was discussed at Seward & Kissel's Restructuring Forum on April 21st.
April 24, 2009
The article mentions the shipping restructuring seminar held at Seward & Kissel on April 21st, and discusses the topics covered at the seminar.
April 22, 2009
April 14, 2009
This article is an update of a previously reported article on piracy, and the recent "game changing" pirate attack on the Maersk Alabama.
April 13, 2009
April 13, 2009
The article discusses why ships are vulnerable to piracy in light of the recent attacks by Somali pirates.
April 10, 2009
The article discusses recent negotiations to free an American ship captain from his hostage situation with Somali pirates.
April 8, 2009
The article discusses the issuance by New York's judges of a "Model Rule B order" that they expect plaintiff lawyers to include with their complaints to bring uniformity in the timeframe for which Rule B attachment orders as well as any actual attachments of money shall remain valid.
March 20, 2009
The article discusses the temporary suspension of regulations that require a "penny stock" to right itself or face delisting from the NYSE or the Nasdaq.
March 20, 2009
The article discusses the changing landscape of Rule B cases as a result of recent court decisions.
March 20, 2009
The article discusses the possibility that foreign shipping companies who are based in the United States could face the tax rate of 35%, should Washington pass the new bill.
March 10, 2009
The article discusses Rule B, and touches on many of the aspects that were covered at the seminar hosted by Seward & Kissel on March 3, 2009.
March 2009
The article discusses the bankruptcy process and the reasons why an increasing number of companies have been filing for bankruptcy recently.
February 12, 2009
February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009
February 8, 2009
February 6, 2009
January 29, 2009
The article discusses the case of the vessel M/V Biscaglia, its hijacking by Somalian pirates, and Mr. Rutkowski's and Mr. Paulsen's roles in resolving the conflict.
January 15, 2009
Mr. Rutkowski discusses, among other things, his experiences practicing law in the maritime industry and his perspective on the current economic climate.
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 22-29, 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.
September 25, 2008
March 19, 2008
February 8, 2008
February 8, 2008
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November 14, 2007
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