Gregory S. Seador (“Greg”) is an experienced trial attorney with more than 15 years of complex litigation experience. He is Vice President of the firm and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Trial, Construction, and Power & Energy Construction groups. Greg began his legal career in “BigLaw” practicing at two AmLaw 100 firms. During his years with two powerhouse litigation firms, he managed all aspects of complex commercial trial and class action defense cases, with an emphasis on construction and antitrust law.
Before joining Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, Greg was a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and served as lead counsel in affirmative and defensive civil litigation arising under the internal revenue laws in federal district courts across the country. During his tenure with the DOJ, Greg negotiated non-prosecution agreements for several Swiss banks, spearheaded obtaining an injunction against an enrolled agent accused of promoting a tax shelter that generated $515 million in bogus tax deductions, and successfully obtained injunctions against Georgia tax return preparers and their businesses whose fraudulent conduct caused $108 million in harm to the government.
Greg’s keen eye for detail and passion for discovering how things work started early on in his life and this, combined with his curiosity, have driven him to acquire a unique ability to understand complex industries, such as construction and power and energy construction.
Greg’s grandfather was skilled at fixing mechanical and electronic devices, and he passed this knowledge along to Greg, so it’s no wonder that Greg not only can figure out how a complex project is proceeding and should proceed, he can also devise inventive solutions for rectifying any gaps in the processes. With each case in which Greg is involved, his true passion is to determine the best solution for his client and the accurate steps to take toward ensuring that outcome.
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2001, summa cum laudeOrder of the Coif
- Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., 1996
- Must Know Minute - Properly Classifying Construction Workers
- "In the Crosshairs: Here Are Steps to Consider if Your Business Becomes the Subject of an IRS Audit"
- "INSIGHT: Employment Tax Fraud in Construction-How to Avoid Accidentally Crossing the Line," Bloomberg Tax
- "Avoiding Construction Project Disputes," Risk Management
- "INSIGHT: Employment Tax Fraud in Construction - How to Avoid Accidentally Crossing the Line," Bloomberg Tax
- "Avoid Tax Trouble by Ensuring Construction Workers Are Correctly Classified," Construction Executive
- Must Know Minute - What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Preserving Electronically Stored Information
- Judah Lifschitz and Gregory Seador author an article for Construction Executive discussing recoupment and setoff in construction contracts.
- Gregory Seador Joins Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram's Trial Group
- Celebrating 25 years of serving clients with experience, passion and solutions
- Pennsylvania, 2001
- District of Columbia, 2002
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2002
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2005
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
- U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 2003
- Editor, State Indirect Purchaser Lawsuit Practice Guide, American Bar Association, 2009
- Author, A Search for the Truth or a Game of Strategy? The Circuit Split Over the Prosecution’s Obligation to Disclose Inadmissible Exculpatory Information to the Accused, Syracuse Law Review 51:1 at 139, 2001
- American Bar Association – Member, Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Taxation Sections