Seward & Kissel Highly Ranked by Chambers USA 2020 – 3 Practices and 14 Lawyers Ranked

April 30, 2020

Chambers USA 2020- features a number of Seward & Kissel attorneys and practices ranked amongst the nation’s elite. The Firm is proud to have 3 practices and 14 attorneys recognized. Details regarded the practices and attorneys ranked are outlined below:

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

The team is “noted for its representation of both large players and startup operations, handling a variety of work from fund formation to federal compliance, restructurings and other corporate matters. Adept at handling all regulatory issues affecting asset managers and valued for its ability to handle tax, ERISA and related litigation.”

Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (New York)

The team is “particularly adept at sell-side and midmarket transactions. Recognized for its cross-border capabilities. Regularly handles deals involving European interests. Often advises clients working in investment management and the shipping industry.” Clients note, “Seward & Kissel is a very client-centered and hard-working law firm.” Sources say,
“Its lawyers work tirelessly and will do anything to get the deal done.” 

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (Nationwide)

“Esteemed maritime finance practice regularly handling high-profile transactions for significant international clients. Well known for being highly capable in private equity, capital markets and complex commercial financing transactions. Offers further notable expertise in US flag, tax and bankruptcy matters. Utilized by entities operating in the shipping, offshore and logistics sectors.” Market commentators describe the firm as “a leading practice for shipping finance in the US.”

Recognized Attorneys:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

  • John Ashmead

Corporate/M&A (New York)

  • James Abbott
  • Craig Sklar

Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

  • John Cleary
  • Steven Nadel
  • Patricia Poglinco
  • John Tavss
  • Robert Van Grover

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York)

  • Rita Glavin

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (Nationwide)

  • Edward Horton
  • Lawrence Rutkowski
  • Michael Timpone
  • Gary Wolfe

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

  • Bruce Paulsen

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