Seward & Kissel Highly Ranked by Chambers USA 2021 – 6 Practices and 14 Lawyers Ranked

May 20, 2021

Chambers USA 2021- features a number of Seward & Kissel attorneys and practices ranked amongst the nation’s elite. The Firm is proud to have 6 practices and 14 attorneys recognized. Details regarding 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: (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, “the team is responsive, very insightful and helpful on unique issues, and positive in terms of negotiation and drafting. Sources say, “the team is solutions-oriented and very informed about transactions in the asset management space.” 

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 say “the firm is extremely competent and service-oriented.”

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

The team is “recognized for its experienced representation of indenture trustees and creditors’ committees in complex bankruptcy matters.” Sources say the team “did an outstanding job analyzing the key legal issues and providing our team with timely and practical advice.” Another notes theyare able to cut through and understand the issues and come to creative solutions.”

Capital Markets: Securitization: Trustee Counsel (Nationwide)

The team is known for being a “notable securitization practice with capabilities in trustee representation. Aircraft finance, CLOs and mortgaged-backed transactions number among the firm’s impressive deal record.” Sources say the lawyers are “good at what they do and they come up with different solutions so the deals get done.”

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

The team is “recognized for its representation of individuals in criminal proceedings, with further experience defending clients such as municipalities and hedge funds. Handles a broad range of white-collar disputes, including government and regulatory investigations, as well as criminal trials.” Sources say they appreciate the firm because they have an incredibly supportive and collaborative practice that operates at a high level.” Another notes, “they are a fantastic firm whose lawyers are among the smartest I have worked with. They are efficient and have great expertise.”

Recognized Attorneys:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

  • John Ashmead

Corporate/M&A (New York)

  • James Abbott
  • Craig Sklar
  • Danielle Lemberg

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

  • Michael Considine

Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

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

Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance (Nationwide)

  • Patricia Poglinco

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (Nationwide)

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

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

  • Bruce Paulsen