Our Investment Management practice deals with all types of investment funds (both registered and unregistered) and the investment advisers, banks, brokerage firms and other financial institutions that operate these funds and other products.

Seward & Kissel is recognized nationally and internationally for its work with private investment funds, including U.S. and offshore hedge funds. We are also regularly cited as one of the leading legal advisers to the mutual fund industry. We represent a wide range of registered investment companies, including load and no-load mutual funds, open-end and closed-end funds and bank-sponsored funds, as well as numerous pooled investment vehicles that are exempt from registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, along with their sponsors and/or advisers. We regularly counsel investment advisory firms and investment companies on regulatory and compliance matters, trading issues, employment matters, trademark protection, and tax, bankruptcy and ERISA issues. In addition, we are particularly active in advising our clients with respect to numerous types of investment opportunities, including: private equity, private debt and other business transactions; structured finance deals; distressed debt transactions; and activist investor plays.

We provide an array of compliance support services to our investment management clients. For additional information, please click here.

Through a non-exclusive alliance that we have entered into with the international law firm of Simmons & Simmons, we are able to provide hedge fund and investment management clients with seamless top-tier global representation across the U.S., Europe and Asia. For additional information, please click here.


Best Investment Management Law Firm – NY

Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards

Recognized Leader in Hedge Fund Services – USA

Wealth & Finance Alternative

Highly Ranked for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

Chambers USA 2018

Best Hedge Fund Law Firm – USA

AI Hedge Fund Awards

Tier 1, Private Funds/Hedge Funds – National & NYC

U.S. News Rankings

Top Law Firm – Proportion of Onshore Hedge Funds Serviced

Preqin Special Report: HedgeFund Service Providers