Seward & Kissel Highly Ranked by Chambers USA 2023 – 7 Practices and 15 Lawyers Ranked

June 1, 2023

Chambers USA 2023 features a number of Seward & Kissel attorneys and practices ranked amongst the nation’s elite. The Firm is proud to have 7 practices and 15 attorneys recognized. Details regarding the practices and attorneys ranked are outlined below. For more details, please visit Seward & Kissel’s profile on the Chambers site.

Recognized Practices:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

The team is “recognized for its experienced representation of indenture trustees and creditors’ committees in complex bankruptcy matters. Also advises on bankruptcy cases with mass tort aspects.” Clients say “They have a great team and it’s a pleasure to work with them.”

Capital Markets: Securitization: Trustee Counsel (USA – 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. Practitioners often chosen by clients and recommended by deal counsel to assist with diverse mandates.”

Corporate/M&A: (New York)

The team is particularly adept at sell-side and midmarket transactions and is recognized for its cross-border capabilities. The corporate team regularly handles deals involving European interests and often advises clients working in investment management and the shipping industry.” Clients note, “the team is very good at complex matters. They are extremely responsive and deftly manage nuanced legal issues.” Sources say, “the overall level of service and communication provided by them was absolutely stellar.”

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, restructuring 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.” Clients say the “team is incredibly responsive and thoughtful in helping to navigate a set of complicated issues.”

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (USA – Nationwide)

Known for being an “experienced team that advises on economic sanctions, export controls and anti-money laundering issues. The firm often works with clients from the shipping industry, as well as investment management companies.” Sources say Seward & Kissel “provides a very high service level and is very responsive.”

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

The team is “recognized for its representation of individuals and corporations in criminal proceedings, with notable experience defending clients such as hedge funds. Handles a broad range of white-collar matters, including government and regulatory investigations, as well as criminal trials and monitorships.” One source says the team “demonstrates a keen understanding of complex issues and then converts that understanding into a practical and strategic plan of action.”

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (USA – Nationwide)

“Esteemed maritime finance practice that regularly handles high-profile transactions for significant international clients. The team is well known for being highly capable in private equity, capital markets and complex commercial financing transactions. The firm offers further notable expertise in US flag, tax and bankruptcy matters and is utilized by entities operating in the shipping, offshore and logistics sectors. Market commentators say the team have a strong understanding of the documentation issues related to shipping finance and are very organized and timely in dealing with complex matters.”

Recognized Attorneys:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

  • John Ashmead
  • Bob Gayda

Corporate/M&A (New York)

  • James Abbott
  • Nick Katsanos
  • Craig Sklar
  • Danielle Lemberg

Hedge Funds (USA – Nationwide)

  • Steven Nadel
  • Pat Poglinco
  • Robert Van Grover

Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance (USA – Nationwide)

  • Pat Poglinco

Labor & Employment (New York)

  • David Baron

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

  • Michael Considine

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (USA – Nationwide)

  • Michael Timpone
  • Edward Horton
  • Hoyoon Nam

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

  • Bruce Paulsen