Chambers USA Ranks Seward & Kissel in Band 1 for Transportation: Shipping: Finance: Nationwide (New York)

May 31, 2013

Seward & Kissel LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has ranked the Firm in Band 1 for Transportation: Shipping: Finance: Nationwide (New York), with four of our partners recognized as “Key Individuals”: Larry Rutkowski, Gary Wolfe, Rob Lustrin and Mike Timpone.

Summarizing its independent research, Chambers USA noted that Seward & Kissel retains its status as one of the premier shipping finance shops in the USA, continuing to close notable finance and capital markets transactions in the shipping and offshore spheres. Chambers USA also noted that sources referred to Seward & Kissel’s maritime and shipping finance team as a “solid group with a focus on capital markets and finance. Its people are very good.”


Lawrence Rutkowski chairs the maritime and transportation finance practice. Sources 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.”

Gary Wolfe is recognized for the adroit securities and capital markets expertise he brings to the table.

Robert Lustrin concentrates his practice on securities and capital markets in the shipping arena.

Michael Timpone is described by sources as “a very good, business-oriented lawyer” who “always focuses on his client’s business points.”

We thank our clients and friends for their ongoing support as we look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of legal services.