The Legal 500, 2016, Recommends Seward & Kissel for Middle-Market M&A

June 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that in its 2016 edition, The Legal 500 USA has recommended the Firm’s Business Transactions Group for middle-market M&A. Summarizing its independent research, The Legal 500 had this to say:

‘Solving legal problems rather than creating them’, Seward & Kissel LLP’s ‘effective and efficient group excels at providing legal services and advice to middle-market companies, and performs excellent work at reasonable prices’. The practice is known for transactions within the investment management and shipping sectors; it also regularly handles complex middle-market deals in the media industry and assists with high-profile sell-side M&A matters. Furthermore, expanding on the firm’s strength in the financial services sector, it recently completed transactions involving the sale of broker-dealers. In shipping, the team acted for global oil tanker shipping client Frontline on its agreement to merge with Bermuda-based Frontline 2012 to create one of the world’s leading tanker companies. Investment management transactions included advising Whitebox Advisors on the sale of a 19.9% minority stake to Dyal Capital Partners. James Abbott is ‘extremely well versed in the ins-and-outs of M&A legal issues and the problems and legal solutions during deal making’; Craig Sklar is ‘an outstanding transaction attorney’; and Nick Katsanos is ‘very client-service oriented, meets deadlines and provides good advice’. Meir Grossman is also highly regarded.