Seward & Kissel has provided counsel to the investment management industry for over 70 years. Our long-standing participation in the 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 and products, including alternative investment funds, registered funds/mutual funds and separately managed account (SMA) products. We work with investment managers across all asset classes and investment strategies such as hedge, private equity, credit, real estate, venture capital/growth equity, commodities, secondaries, distressed debt and other niche strategies, whether in pooled investment vehicles or SMAs. 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, business transactions and more.

In addition, we represent a wide variety of institutional investors such as family offices, pension plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds consultants and other market participants and allocators.

We take an inter-disciplinary approach to our legal guidance, with different lawyers collaborating across the Firm to provide advice across the many legal issues impacting the investment management business.

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“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 Law Firm – Overall

Hedgeweek US Awards 2022

Best Law Firm – Client Service

HFM US Services Awards 2021

Highly Ranked for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (Nationwide)

Chambers USA 2022

Highly Ranked for Hedge Funds (USA)

Chambers Global 2022

18 Attorneys Ranked

New York Super Lawyers 2022

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