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Capital Markets and Securities

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October 13, 2017
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September 27, 2017
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August 30, 2017
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July 28, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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May 18, 2017
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April 6, 2017
March 16, 2017
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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."
January 1, 2017
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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 5, 2016
September 21, 2016
August 18, 2016
On August 17, 2016, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) reached an agreement to repurchase from Dimitris Melissanidis, Aegean’s Head of Corporate Development, the 11.3 million shares of Aegean’s common shares owned by Mr. Melissanidis, representing 22% of Aegean’s outstanding common shares at an aggregate purchase price of $99,579,703 ($8.81 per share). The firm represented the Special Independent Committee and Compensation Committee in connection with the negotiation of the repurchase. The Seward & Kissel team consisted of Gary Wolfe, corporate securities partner, and Filana Silberberg and Steven Bentsianov, corporate securities associates.
June 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

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

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
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

Jim Abbott 
John Cleary 
Ted Horton

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

April 19, 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.
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.
June 17, 2015
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
Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
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 13, 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
New York-based partner Gary Wolfe has significant experience in maritime finance matters. He primarily focuses on capital markets and corporate securities mandates.
January 13, 2015
December 3, 2014
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July 1, 2014
Partner Larry Rutkowski is also recognized as the Shipping & Maritime Lawyer of the Year for the US.
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 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 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
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.
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 13, 2014
March 13, 2014
John Cleary
Steve Nadel
Lawrence Rutkowski
John Tavss
Gary Wolfe
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."
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 2014
December 20, 2013
Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Silberberg discuss the emergence of new shipping IPOs as a result of the JOBS Act.
October 18, 2013
October 1, 2013
June 20, 2013
The panel consisted of partners Jim Cofer, Craig Sklar, Rob Van Grover, and Gary Wolfe, and associate Arthur Kozyra.
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)

May 24, 2013
Gary Wolfe is recognized for the adroit securities and capital markets expertise he brings to the table.
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
April 4, 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.
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.
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. 
June 7, 2012
Robert Lustrin has been complimented by market sources for his responsiveness and meticulous, strategic advice.
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 1, 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.
February 10, 2012
January 27, 2012
Mr. Wolfe comments on how new SEC regulations will impact shipping companies as they file for IPOs.
December 14, 2011
Mr. Horton comments on the depressed shipping company sectors.
November 3, 2011
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November 3, 2011
July 14, 2011
The article discusses the current hardships in shipping finance in light of the global economic downturn.
July 13, 2011
The article discusses the growing presence of hedge funds in the shipping industry.
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.
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.
December 11, 2009
December 4, 2009
Mr. Wolfe answers questions about how the Firm developed its securities practice.
May 29, 2009
He discusses his expectations for the exchanges to preserve suspensions of normal "penny stock" rules, currently set to expire June 30th.
September 25, 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 14, 2008
March 19, 2008
2008
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November 12, 2007
October 18, 2007
July 2, 2007
November 9, 2006
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October 20, 2007
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January 27, 2006
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