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Constantine Karides
Reed Smith

Constantine is a partner in Reed Smith's Financial Industry Group. Constantine counsels companies and funds in a wide range of corporate matters including private equity investments, restructurings, corporate governance, and securities. Constantine has worked with entities across the corporate growth cycle from early stage private companies to established publicly traded entities. He also has considerable cross-border experience and acts for foreign companies operating in the United States.

He manages the firm's relationship with scores of hedge funds and advises them in respect of their formation and structuring needs, as well as in respect of the implementation of their strategies. Constantine has a long track record of successfully negotiating the resolution of complex alternative investment disputes, including in respect of structured products and derivatives. Constantine also has a significant commercial finance practice representing lenders, funds, and other financial institutions in corporate lending matters, including in respect of workouts and reorganizations. In this regard, Constantine spent the early part of his career as an active commercial and bankruptcy practitioner, appearing in courts throughout the United States. Constantine's corporate, funds and finance experience has covered numerous industries including shipping and transportation, defense, media and entertainment, retail, food and beverage, heavy manufacturing, life sciences and commercial real estate.

Employment History
2002 - Reed Smith

Professional Affiliations
Member, New York Bar Association Member, New Jersey Bar Association Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York.