Seward & Kissel Highly Ranked by Chambers USA 2022 – 7 Practices and 13 Lawyers Ranked

June 2, 2022

Chambers USA 2022 features a number of Seward & Kissel attorneys and practices ranked amongst the nation’s elite. The Firm is proud to have 7 practices and 13 attorneys recognized. Details regarding the practices and attorneys ranked are outlined below:

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, restructurings 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.”

Corporate/M&A: (New York)

The team is “particularly adept at sell-side and midmarket transactions. Recognized for its cross-border capabilities. Regularly handles deals involving European interests. Often advises clients working in investment management and the shipping industry.” Clients note, “The team provided incredible attention to detail and creative solutions to get the deal done. We were very impressed with the team and its ability to deliver. Sources say, “Everyone on the team was exceptional and always responsive.” 

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (Nationwide)

“Esteemed maritime finance practice regularly handling high-profile transactions for significant international clients. Well known for being highly capable in private equity, capital markets and complex commercial financing transactions. Offers further notable expertise in US flag, tax and bankruptcy matters. Utilized by entities operating in the shipping, offshore and logistics sectors.” Market commentators say “the team is hard-working, persistent and dedicated.”

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.” 

Capital Markets: Securitization: Trustee Counsel (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.” Sources say Seward & Kissel is “an excellent practice.”

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

The team is “recognized for its representation of individuals in criminal proceedings, with further experience defending clients such as municipalities and hedge funds. Handles a broad range of white-collar disputes, including government and regulatory investigations, as well as criminal trials.” One source says “it is a great team that understands the client’s issues and is able to handle matters with the government very quickly. I would strongly recommend Seward & Kissel.”

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide)

The team is known for being “experienced in advising 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 is “an excellent team that is able to bring together its lawyers expertise in the sanctions space and demonstrate knowledge of the industry.”


Recognized Attorneys:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (New York)

  • John Ashmead

Corporate/M&A (New York)

  • James Abbott
  • Craig Sklar
  • Danielle Lemberg

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

  • Michael Considine

Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

  • Steven Nadel
  • Patricia Poglinco
  • Robert Van Grover

Investment Funds: Regulatory & Compliance (Nationwide)

  • Patricia Poglinco

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance (Nationwide)

  • Edward Horton
  • Lawrence Rutkowski
  • Michael Timpone
  • Gary Wolfe

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

  • Bruce Paulsen