Seward & Kissel’s M&A Practice Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. 2022

June 13, 2022

Seward & Kissel is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 US 2022 has once again 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:

A firm with offices in New York and Washington DC, Seward & Kissel LLP directs its attention to middle-market M&A deals, both domestic and multijurisdictional. The team, which is noted for its ‘broad capabilities in investment management’, is also active in the shipping, finance, media, veterinary and private equity fields and is headed by ‘superstar’ lawyer Craig A Sklar alongside the ‘excellent’ James Abbott. The team also includes Nick Katsanos, a go-to for premerger notification requirements as governed by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, as well as counsel Danielle Lemberg whose key strengths include joint venture, venture capital and seed investment deals.

Hall of Fame
James E Abbott – Seward & Kissel LLP

Rising stars
Danielle Lemberg – Seward & Kissel LLP

Next Generation Partners
Nick Katsanos – Seward & Kissel LLP

Practice head(s):
Craig Sklar; Jim Abbott

Other key lawyers:
Nick Katsanos; Danielle Lemberg; Gary Anderson


‘Investment management space is a key strength.’

‘James Abbott has excellent strategic advisory skills that go beyond legal issues to the heart of key business decisions.’

‘The team is very attentive to clients. Accessible and user-friendly. Great corporate law practice for the middle market.’

‘Jim Abbott is very good. He breaks down arcane legal concepts into easy-to-understand chunks. He is also very approachable, accessible and friendly, while driving a hard bargain for his clients.’

‘S&K gives the highest-quality legal advice focused on the practical objectives of clients rather than getting caught up in legal game-playing. This helps clients to close deals faster and with lower costs, while still addressing fundamentally important structuring and documentation issues.’

‘Craig Sklar and Nick Katsanos have been our deal team leads for many years. They embody the virtues noted above. They are highly responsive and efficient, as well as being excellent lawyers.’

‘Seward & Kissel is a top notch firm with broad capabilities in investment management, M&A, trusts and estates planning among many others. Attorneys have the right combination of legal and practical advice as well as the business acumen that is unusual to find in many lawyers. Top notch firm with partner involvement at every step. Overall you get great expertise at a reasonable price – my go to firm. Their team is amazing.’

‘Craig Sklar is an amazing M&A attorney who leaves no stone unturned and gets the deal done. He will work long hours to meet any deadline – superstar.’