Seward & Kissel is home to one of the largest and most recognized hedge fund practices in the world, having formed what is considered to be the very first hedge fund firm, A.W. Jones & Company, in 1949. Our clients represent many of the largest hedge fund managers, based on gross fund assets managed, in the industry, as well as start-up and emerging managers. Our experience providing services to hedge funds extends beyond legal counsel – drawing on our extensive experience and industry network, we help our clients achieve practical solutions within a complex legal and regulatory framework. We have worked with advisors, managers and institutional investors globally.

Our hedge fund clients utilize a wide range of investment strategies, including but not limited to long-short equity, credit and distressed, quantitative, macro, activist, fund of funds, industry-specific, commodities event-driven, multi-strategy and structured products.

Seward & Kissel hedge fund attorneys take an inter-disciplinary approach to advising our clients. Leveraging the full resources of the firm, we are able to advise hedge funds with respect to:

  • Counterparty agreements
  • Enforcement actions
  • Estate planning
  • Executive compensation
  • Fund structuring, formation and documentation for onshore and offshore hedge funds
  • General Partner/Management Company advisory
  • Investor negotiations
  • Litigation
  • Marketing material review