Seward & Kissel’s M&A Practice Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. 2021

June 10, 2021

Seward & Kissel is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 US 2021 has once again highly ranked the Firm’s Business Transactions Group for its middle-market M&A expertise.

Summarizing its independent research, The Legal 500 had this to say:

Seward & Kissel has a great deal of experience across a broad range of domestic and cross-border corporate and financing transactions. James Abbott co-chairs the group, and has extensive experience with international sell-side M&A and with investment management in the media and shipping industries; Nick Katsanos is recommended for international sell-side M&A and other transactions in those sectors. Craig Sklar, who jointly leads the team with Abbott, focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, including joint venture and seed investment transactions. Senior associate Danielle Lemberg is also noted for her work in the private equity space, in particular for venture capital transactions and equity financings.


‘We have developed a close relationship with the partners (Craig Sklar and Nick Katsanos) over two decades. They understand us and our needs, so any engagement is productive and focused. ’

‘Strong focus on investment management firms and ability to quickly interpret key transaction issues for C-suite. Unparalleled commercial knowledge of the investment industry.’

‘Excellent problem solving, extensive domain expertise in investment management, superb client service.’

‘I have worked extensively with Craig Sklar. He is an excellent problem solver, very strong on business issues, fierce advocate for his clients, goal and deal oriented, works quickly and efficiently. ’

‘The partners at Seward & Kissel are accessible, friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to listening to clients’ concerns and delivering responsive solutions. S&K is a very fine law firm for mid-market private-company M&A transactions. ’

‘They have been incredibly efficient and responsive. Very quickly grasped our business need, limited but pointed questions to enable them to do their work, and perfectly organized through the process.’

‘Nick Katsanos is a pleasure to work with. From day one in our recent engagement he understood our business need. He also didn’t hesitate to call out when he felt a different direction was in order to our initial thinking, and we consistently ended up following his suggested approach.’

‘The team is very responsive. A real strength is the balance of legal, business, structuring and tax advice given by the team. We find the advice to be practical and collaborative. The industry context and possible solutions to legal problems are much appreciated.’

‘Craig Sklar provides a balanced view of both sides to each legal issue. His the ability to discuss both sides and the goals of each parties allows us to get the best outcomes.’