From “bet the company” litigation in commercial matters and government probes to more routine business disputes, the Firm is devoted to helping clients achieve their goals efficiently. Our litigators work closely with clients and, where appropriate, our attorneys in other practice areas at each stage of a matter to understand the clients’ objectives, evaluate the legal and business considerations, and develop a comprehensive cost-effective strategy that maximizes the likelihood of success.

Seward & Kissel’s litigators have a proven track record of achieving outstanding results for our clients inside and outside the courtroom.  We represent public and private companies in varied industries, including financial services and shipping, in a wide variety of matters.  Our clients in the financial services space are foreign and domestic banks, investment banks, investment management companies, broker-dealers, investment funds, hedge funds, investment advisers, operating companies, and individuals.  Our clients in the shipping arena include publicly and privately held shipping companies, leading marine lenders, ship operators, ship managers, and institutional investors.

In some cases, achieving the best possible outcome requires aggressively litigating claims through verdict and appeal, where the Firm has an enviable record of success.  In matters where a client wishes to resolve a matter out of court, the Seward & Kissel’s Litigation group’s extensive experience and creative approach to avoiding or resolving disputes frequently give rise to favorable results for clients.