Seward & Kissel LLP
Gary J. Wolfe is a member of Seward & Kissel's Corporate Securities Group. He has practiced law since 1977. Mr. Wolfe joined Seward & Kissel as a partner in 1992.
Mr. Wolfe specializes in Capital Markets and Corporate Securities transactions. He represents foreign and domestic issuers and investment banks and money managers in private placements, initial and secondary United States and offshore public offerings and consent solicitations, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial transactions, and investors and issuers in restructurings to limit environmental liability risk. Mr. Wolfe has acted as counsel to issuers and underwriters in groundbreaking offerings by companies in the international transportation industry involving structured transactions, equity offerings, debt placements, cross-border mergers, global listings, master limited partnerships and establishment and termination of American Depositary Receipt programs. Mr. Wolfe's transactions included the first initial public offering by way of a warrants offering and the first initial public offering by a passive foreign investment company.
Mr. Wolfe received an A.B. degree from Cornell University in 1971 and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1975. He is admitted to practice in New York. Mr. Wolfe was a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ljubljana and University of Belgrade and was a recipient of an IREX Fellowship.
Mr. Wolfe has been Chair of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association, a member of the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and President of the U.S. Business Council for Southeastern Europe, an organization of American businesses with trade and investment interests in Slovenia, Croatia and the rest of the Balkan region.
Mr. Wolfe has spoken at industry conferences, and has published papers on United States domestic and offshore securities offerings by international transportation and emerging market companies, high-yield offerings by issuers, mergers, going private transactions and the United States oil pollution laws.