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Seward & Kissel makes partner and counsel promotions

Seward & Kissel has promoted Robert Gayda and Hoyoon Nam to partner. The firm has also promoted Daniel Bresler, Kimberly Giampietro, Andrei Sirabionian, Lori Sullivan, and Michael Weitman to counsel. The promotions were effective on 1 January, 2019.

“This year’s promoted class is made up of a dynamic and enthusiastic group of lawyers in a wide range of practice areas, including bankruptcy, corporate finance, investment management, trusts & estates, and litigation,” says Seward & Kissel Managing Partner Jim Cofer. “We are proud of the unwavering commitment this group has shown to enhancing the offerings of our firm and providing exemplary support to our clients, and look forward to their continued growth and success.”
 
Robert Gayda, promoted from counsel to partner, is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganisation Group. He has represented a diverse range of clients in all aspects of restructuring, including creditors’ committees, lender groups, special committees, investors, and individual creditors in both out-of-court and in-court restructurings. He was previously a secondee in the global restructuring group at The Royal Bank of Scotland plc., and is a recent recipient of M&A Advisor’s “Emerging Leaders Award” in the Legal Advisor category. 
 
Hoyoon Nam, promoted from counsel to partner, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance Group. He represents financial institutions and borrowers in connection with bank financing and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on matters of interest to clients in the transportation industry. He is also experienced in corporate transactional matters including securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, and corporate governance matters. Outside of his practice, he represents on a pro bono basis The Seamen’s Church Institute, an organization serving mariners through education, pastoral care, and legal advocacy.
 
Additionally, Daniel Bresler of the firm’s Investment Management Group has been promoted from associate to counsel; Kimberly Giampietro of the firm’s Global Bank and Institutional Finance Group has been promoted from associate to counsel; Andrei Sirabionian of the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities Group has been promoted from associate to counsel; Lori Sullivan of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group has been promoted from senior associate to counsel; and Michael Weitman of the firm’s Litigation Group has been promoted from associate to counsel.

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