Constantine Karides

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.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Financial Industry Group, 2) Bankruptcy & Commercial Restructuring, 3) Cross-Border Insolvency & Restructuring, 4) Investment Management, 5) Hedge Funds, 6) Corporate & Securities and 7) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School University at Buffalo Law School, J.D., 1994
Education Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1991
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Reed Smith LLP
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