Constantine Karides is a partner in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. Constantine counsels companies and funds in a wide range of matters including distressed credit and special situations transactions, private equity, restructurings, and corporate governance. 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 various investment funds and has developed a strong reputation advising them on the implementation of their strategies.
Constantine also has a significant commercial finance practice representing lenders, funds, and other financial institutions in corporate finance 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, energy, media and entertainment, retail, food and beverage, heavy manufacturing, life sciences and commercial real estate.
- State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 1994, J.D., Publications Editor, Buffalo Law Review
- Pennsylvania State University, 1991, B.S., Economics
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
- New York
- New Jersey
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
Professional Affiliations : Member, New York Bar Association Member, New Jersey Bar Association Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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