Greg Seador is an experienced trial attorney with more than 20 years of complex litigation experience. As 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 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 laude, Order of the Coif
- Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., 1996
- "Select the Best Contract Model to Mitigate Risk and Achieve Energy Project Success" - Construction Executive
- "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
- 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
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2005
- U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 2003
- District of Columbia, 2002
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2002
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2002
- Pennsylvania, 2001
- 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 of Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Taxation Sections