Emerging Manager Resources

Seward & Kissel has been representing investment managers for more than 70 years, having structured the first private fund firm in 1949. Since then, Seward & Kissel has been recognized by our peers, clients and industry associations as the "Best Law Firm" across different asset classes, including hedge funds, private credit and private equity.



Top 10 Law Firm – Fund FormationPrivate Equity International League Tables


Best Law Firm Hedgeweek USA 2022


Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring Private Equity Wire US Awards 2021


Top Law Firm by Market Share Preqin 2022 Service Providers Report


Best Law Firm – Transactions Private Equity Wire US 2022


Super Lawyers


Highly Ranked Chambers, Hedge Funds, US


Top Law Firm by Market Share Servicing Hedge Funds, North America Preqin 2022 Service Providers Report


Top Law Firm by Market Share servicing Hedge Funds, North America Preqin 2021 Service Providers Report


Best Law Firm: Client ServiceHFM US Services Awards 2023

We advise both emerging and established managers throughout the full life cycle of their businesses - from inception to growth to maturity - regarding all of their legal and regulatory needs.


Driven by our ongoing commitment to understanding the dynamics of the emerging manager environment, Seward & Kissel regularly publishes client memoranda, studies, surveys and reports that identify important data points relevant to newer managers. To further demonstrate our commitment to the emerging manager community, we have created this resource center as a centralized hub for all Seward & Kissel resources that we believe provide valuable and actionable data and information a first-time manager may need when considering the launch of an advisory business or the launch of a new fund product.