Greenberg Traurig poaches financial restructuring team from Seward & Kissel

The team will be based across New York, London and Bridgehampton offices

Greenberg Traurig poaches financial restructuring team from Seward & Kissel

Banking, finance, and restructuring lawyer Kalyan Das has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP along with Sharon Calay and Andrew Silverstein. They join from Seward & Kissel, where Das spent over three decades and was head of the global bank and institutional finance & restructuring practice. He will be based in Greenberg’s New York, London and Bridgehampton offices. Calay and Silverstein – also previously at Seward & Kissel for more than two decades – will be based in New York. They join as shareholders.

“Kal is a truly unique individual with a national and global practice and admissions in multiple jurisdictions, including New York, London, Australia, and India,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg. "This is truly a team active in all economic cycles, with its focus on finance as well as restructuring, and our uniquely powerful, unified, and global platform will allow this team and a number of our offices to seize opportunities in times of disruptive change. Kal’s work across the globe representing leading financial institutions and private equity is part of the firm’s strategic growth in areas most important to our clients and will elevate our international capabilities and brand."

Das focuses primarily on the areas of structured finance, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities transactions, project finance, asset-based lending, loan agencies, corporate trust, fintech financing, supply chain and trade financing, whole loan financing, leveraged loan financing, domestic and international banking transactions, capital markets, distressed debt trading, second lien financing, institutional finance, private placements, and private equity, as well as restructurings in all these areas.

“I am excited for this next phase in my career,” said Das. “We have known the lawyers at Greenberg Traurig for quite some time and our clients will benefit by working with the talented global team, leveraging the firm’s resources around the world.”

Calay advises on a wide range of legal matters, including structured finance, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities transactions, domestic and international banking transactions, distressed debt transactions, and project finance.

Silverstein is focused primarily on corporate finance, structured finance, and asset securitization. He represents banks and financial institutions in a wide variety of financing transactions, including structured finance, project finance, asset securitization, secured and unsecured loan financing.

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