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JAMES E. ABBOTT

PARTNER AND CO-HEAD OF BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS GROUP

Jim Abbott co-heads the Business Transactions Group at Seward & Kissel, where he represents public and private companies, private investment funds, investment management firms, private equity sponsors, business owners, and managers in connection with a variety of transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, majority and minority stake, and joint venture transactions involving investment management and broker-dealer industry businesses.

Jim is inducted into M&A Advisor’s Hall of Fame, has been named an M&A Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, and is ranked in the Hall of Fame category for middle market M&A by Legal 500.

CRAIG SKLAR

PARTNER AND CO-HEAD OF BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS GROUP

Craig Sklar co-heads the Business Transactions Group at Seward & Kissel, where he represents public and private companies, private investment funds, investment management firms, financial institutions, business owners, and managers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements, and general corporate matters.

NICK KATSANOS

PARTNER

Nick Katsanos is a partner in the Business Transactions Group at Seward & Kissel. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances in a wide range of industries, including shipping, investment management, broker-dealer and other financial services, B2B media and events, business information and marketing services, and veterinary transactions.

GERHARD ANDERSON

PARTNER

As a partner in the Business Transactions Group at Seward & Kissel, Gary Anderson represents private investment funds, investment management firms, financial institutions, and business owners in a wide variety of investments, business transactions, and general corporate matters. Gary has significant knowledge of and experience with seed investments in hedge fund managers and private equity GPs.

MEIR GROSSMAN

PARTNER

Meir Grossman is a partner in the Business Transactions Group. Meir works with sponsors and managers of private investment funds on a wide variety of formation, structuring, and transactional matters including structuring and negotiating seed and other forms of strategic investments. He also advises investors who are investing in crypto-backed venture capital funds and projects and works with venture capital investors interested in blockchain and crypto-focused initiatives and companies.

DANIELLE LEMBERG

COUNSEL

Danielle Lemberg is counsel in the Business Transactions Group of Seward & Kissel. Danielle represents private equity and other investment management firms, private companies, and individual business owners, amongst other clients, in a range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, venture capital transactions, and seed transactions, in cryptocurrency-related transactions and investments, and in general corporate matters.

Danielle was recently named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching list and is ranked as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500. Danielle is the co-founder of the Seward & Kissel Women’s Initiative.

DORA PULIDO

COUNSEL

Dora Pulido is counsel in the Business Transactions Group. Dora works with private companies, investment management firms, business owners, and managers in connection with a variety of business transactions, equity financings, and general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and general corporate representation and counseling.