Amanda K. Brown Joins Seward & Kissel’s Maritime and Transportation Group

October 12, 2023

Seward & Kissel LLP announced today that Amanda K. Brown has joined the firm’s New York office as special counsel in the Maritime and Transportation Group.

“Amanda has a wealth of experience and a rich understanding of maritime and transportation law, especially as it relates to complex financing transactions,” said Seward & Kissel managing partner Jim Cofer. “We’re excited by her return to our firm and the skills she brings to our Maritime and Transportation practice.”

Brown began her career at Seward & Kissel, where she was an associate from 2006 to 2014. She later served as a senior associate and counsel in the New York office of an Am Law 100 law firm, focusing on maritime finance matters. Most recently, Brown served as senior counsel at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Brown has represented and advised banks, financial institutions, private equity funds, and major shipping companies in all aspects of ship financings throughout her career. Her work has included drafting and negotiating credit agreements, vessel mortgages, and other ship finance transaction documents. In addition to leading many domestic and cross-border ship finance transactions, she has regularly represented members and shareholders in connection with joint venture arrangements formed for the purpose of investing in maritime assets.

“Amanda is a valuable addition to Seward & Kissel’s maritime and transportation practice,” said Seward & Kissel partner Michael Timpone, head of the firm’s Transportation Finance Group.  “Her background and skillset will add tremendous value to our clients and her arrival will only further solidify Seward & Kissel’s reputation as the go-to law firm in the maritime arena.”

Brown received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from Yale University.


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