Seward & Kissel


Seward & Kissel, founded in 1890, is a leading U.S. law firm with an international reputation for excellence. We have offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Our practice primarily focuses on corporate and litigation work for clients seeking legal expertise in the financial services, corporate finance and capital markets areas. The Firm is particularly well known for its representation of major commercial banks, investment banking firms, investment advisers and related investment funds (including mutual, hedge and private equity funds), broker-dealers, institutional investors and transportation companies (particularly in the shipping area).

The Firm’s attorneys are very experienced and highly regarded in their respective practice areas. Many have been with the Firm for most, if not all, of their legal careers. Our focus and expertise, combined with the Firm’s stability, have enabled us to create a work culture that is dedicated to professional excellence and sound judgment, and that is committed to providing our clients with effective, high quality, hands-on legal service

Five Things to Know About This Firm

  1. Founded in 1890
  2. 18 Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyer
  3. Engages in 2L Summer Associate hiring
  4. Twelve Seward & Kissel attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America
  5. M&A Practice Ranked as “Highly Regarded” in Chambers USA 2021