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Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., Rutgers University, 2002

    Law Clerk, The Honorable Donald G. Collester, Jr. J.A.D., Appellate Division Summer Law Clerk, The Honorable Mark Falk, U.S.M.J.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Daniel R. Seaman

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Associate
  • T: 973.849.4183
    F: 973.297.3823
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Seaman concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy.

Mr. Seaman’s commercial litigation experience is broad as he has filed, participated in, and argued a wide variety of state and federal court actions involving contract disputes, asset purchase agreements, assignments for the benefit of creditors, commercial loans, commercial mortgages, commercial leases, commercial construction claims, commercial receiverships, corporate shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression, enforcement of liens and judgments, domestication of judgments, bond defaults, cybersecurity, data breach and misappropriation, and intellectual property licensing and litigation.  Issues successfully handled by Mr. Seaman also include breach of contract, commercial debts, commercial lease agreement disputes, options contracts, obligor default, breach of fiduciary duty, alter ego, fraud, fraudulent conveyance, defalcation, D&O liability, RICO claims, interference with business opportunity, real estate disputes, and restrictive covenants, among many others. 

Mr. Seaman has also successfully obtained judgments against adversaries, uncovered, levied on, and seized judgment debtors’ assets, and also obtained pre-judgment attachments of adversaries’ assets in anticipation of entry of judgment and in furtherance protecting the clients’ recovery and making the clients whole.  Mr. Seaman has effectively protected the interests of clients, whether debtors or creditors, in the difficult area of commercial litigation when the client or the adversary has filed for bankruptcy and the underlying state or federal court action became subject to the automatic stay or was dismissed.  He has also successfully handled a variety of emergent matters before all levels of the New Jersey Court system, New York courts, and in Federal Court – protecting his clients’ rights and furthering his clients’ objectives. 

Mr. Seaman represents numerous Fortune 100 corporations and financial institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, partnerships, shareholders, trustees, receivers, fiduciaries, and individuals at nearly all levels of federal and state courts, in discrete actions as well as in multi-party litigation.  His representation includes clients in financial services, banking, commercial lending, venture capital, and private equity, and industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, life sciences, petrochemical, transportation, commercial and industrial real estate development, media and broadcasting, Internet, telecom, and technology.

Mr. Seaman has also handled a wide variety of interdisciplinary issues that arise out of his many commercial matters such as CERCLA and EPA/DEP issues, inverse condemnation, eminent domain, consumer warranty, international law pertaining to real estate transactions and shareholder disputes, choice of venue and choice of law litigation, and cross-border discovery disputes and enforcement.   

In addition to his commercial litigation experience, in the Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Seaman has represented debtors, secured, unsecured and other stand-alone creditors, as well as trustees and litigation trustees, in the various stages of Chapter 7 and 11 proceedings and the myriad related issues that arise in Bankruptcy.  Mr. Seaman brings his extensive commercial litigation experience to Bankruptcy on a regular basis when litigating adversary proceedings and achieving results for his clientele.  In Bankruptcy, Mr. Seaman has dealt with complex litigation and transactional issues involving LLC membership interests, adverse restrictions within operation agreements and operating agreement disputes, insolvency analysis, improper revenue upstream during insolvency, leveraged buyouts, DIP financing and DIP issues, lien priority, equity stripping, Trustee strong arm powers, cram down and claw back issues, relief from the automatic stay, stay violations, KEIPs and KERPs during bankruptcy, sale of estate assets, bankrupt entities’ Intellectual Property issues, capitalization and sale of Debtors’ Intellectual Property, as well as issues related to preference action prosecution and defense.  Mr. Seaman also has extensive experience in Bankruptcy litigation mediations, and headed the legal analysis team for the judicial mediators in the litigation mediations in the bankruptcies of Nortel Networks, PNG Ventures Inc., and Rehrig International, Inc., among others.  Mr. Seaman also has had exposure to international and Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcies involving a variety of issues.

Mr. Seaman is also skilled in the area of Intellectual Property law and litigation, and handles a variety of unique Intellectual Property issues as they intersect with his commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice.  Mr. Seaman’s Intellectual Property experience includes transactions and litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing rights, trade secrets, regulatory advice regarding cross-marketing of Intellectual Property, Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq.), Bayh–Dole Act (35 U.S.C. § 200-212), and other statutory Intellectual Property issues.

Mr. Seaman is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, and is an official lecturer for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“NJICLE”).  He also serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Fee Arbitration Committee for District VA (Essex).  Mr. Seaman has been recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer® for the years 2012-2018, and is also a New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree for his work and practice in the New York State Supreme Court. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Speaking

12/12/18
NJICLE Event: NJ Collection Practice
Hyatt Regency, Morristown, NJ
12/05/17
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
12/01/16
New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ
11/29/16