Seward & Kissel’s M&A Practice Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2017

June 28, 2017

Seward & Kissel is pleased to announce that The Legal 500 US 2017 has highly ranked the Firm’s Business Transactions Group for its middle-market M&A expertise. The Group’s co-heads, Jim Abbott and Craig Sklar were recognized by the publication, as were Partners Nick Katsanos, Meir Grossman and Gerhard Anderson.

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

What the team is known for: The practice distinguishes itself through shipping industry and investment management M&A, as well as private equity deals. It has expanded its coverage of the financial services sector, where it has acted on multiple deals involving broker-dealers, and also regularly handles media and technology transactions. Also of note, the firm has traditionally acted predominantly on sell-side M&A work, but it is increasingly assisting clients with buy-side deals.

Quotes: Seward & Kissel LLP has “a very talented, experienced group of individuals who have the ability to think as owners and find ways to resolve differences and close transactions; they are also very detail-oriented.” Other clients rate the practice as “outstanding in all respects; it is tremendously responsive, the service is excellent and the advice is tailored to clients’ specific needs and issues rather than being theoretical.”

Notable practitioners:

Jim Abbott is “a team player, who understands the primacy of business goals and solves problems rather than creating them; he is a good listener, wise counselor and contributes perspectives that defuse potentially confrontational issues.”

Craig Sklar is “a remarkable lawyer, who is practical and fair-minded and has total command of relevant precedent, law and practice.”

Meir Grossman “facilitates smooth negotiations with sophisticated and demanding investors, is incredibly responsive, and highlights issues that clients need to think through.”

Nick Katsanos is “an incredible professional.”

Gerhard Anderson is praised as being “very efficient and prompt at turning around key documents in very short timeframes.”


Seward & Kissel’s M&A Practice Highly Ranked by The Legal 500 US 2017