Areas of Expertise
Seward & Kissel has provided counsel to the investment management industry for over 70 years. Our long-standing participation in the investment management industry coupled with our large network uniquely positions us to provide not only legal guidance, but also practical business and strategic advice to our clients.
The Investment Management Group represents all types of investment funds, including alternative investment funds, mutual funds and separately managed account products. We work with investment managers across all asset classes and investment strategies such as hedge, private equity, private credit, real estate, venture capital, commodities, and distressed debt, whether in pooled investment vehicles or separately managed accounts. Our clients include some of the largest, most prominent names in the industry, and range from multi-billion dollar institutional asset managers to emerging managers.
Seward & Kissel is recognized for its work representing investment managers in every aspect of their business including legal, regulatory, compliance, tax, bankruptcy, employee benefits, ERISA and more.
In addition, we represent a wide variety of institutional investors such as family offices, pension plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and other market participants.
We take an inter-disciplinary approach to our legal guidance, with different lawyers collaborating across the Firm to provide advice across the myriad of legal issues impacting the investment management business:
Related Areas of Service
“Seward & Kissel 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.”
–Chambers USA 2019 (Investment Funds: Hedge Funds)
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