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Seward & Kissel LLP


One Battery Park Plaza
New York, NY 10004
United States




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.

Drawing on our extensive experience and industry contacts, we help our clients achieve practical business solutions within a complex legal and regulatory framework. The Firm represents and counsels its clients in the structuring of private investment funds and in regulatory and compliance matters affecting their operations. We advise on hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity, growth equity, venture capital, private credit and private equity real estate funds. Beyond fund structuring, we are able to leverage the Firm’s broad private investment fund-related expertise to provide our clients with tax, ERISA, litigation, employment, trademark, bankruptcy, trusts & estates, corporate finance, capital markets, derivatives, business transactions (M&A) and real estate advice.


Christopher Riccardi


Christopher Riccardi is a partner in Seward & Kissel’s Investment Management Group. Christopher joined Seward & Kissel in 2000 and has been a partner since 2010.

Christopher works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. In particular, he focuses on fund formation and structuring, the offering of interests by private investment funds, and the negotiation and documentation of such investments.

Christopher has substantial experience in organizing both domestic and offshore partnerships and other investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts. Christopher also represents fund sponsors in connection with seed-capital investments and represents funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds. On the transaction side, Christopher represents these clients in connection with their investment activities, including private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and PIPE transactions.


T: (212) 574-1535
E: [email protected]



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