J. Robert Seder

J. Robert Seder

Partner
Location:
Worcester, Massachusetts
Phone:
508-757-7721 (Ext. 109 )
Fax:
508-831-0955
E-mail:

J. Robert Seder, born Worcester, Massachusetts, 1940; admitted to bar, 1964, Massachusetts; 1965, New York; 1967, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1969, U.S. Tax Court; 1970, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1977, Florida.

Education: Brown University (A.B., 1961); New York University (J.D., 1964). Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Naifen & Smith, 1989-Present.

Lecturer, Bankruptcy Law and Asset Based Lending, Massachusetts CLE, Chairman, Worcester Human Rights Commission, 1974-1984. Vice President, 1989-1991 and Director, 1999-2000, Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. President (2004-2009), Director, and Member of Executive Committee, Jewish Healthcare Center, 2000-. Clerk and Director, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 1989-1995. Director, Worcester Municipal Research Bureau, 1999-. Vice Chairman and Director and Member of Executive Committee, Worcester Business Development Corporation. Member: Worcester County, Massachusetts Bar Association; The Florida Bar; Admitted to Practice in New York (1966).

Areas of Practice

  • Mediation
  • Commercial Banking
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Reorganizations & Restructuring
  • Contracts
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Distressed Businesses
  • Secured Transactions
  • Business Successions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1964
  • New York, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1966

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1964
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. - 1961
    • Major: English Literature

Representative Clients

  • Fidelity Co-op Bank (Banking)
  • United Bank (Banking)
  • Clinton Savings Bank (Banking)
  • Osterman Associated Companies (Propane Gas Distribution)
  • Data Guide Cable Corporation (Manufacturing)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Law and Asset Based Lending, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 2004 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Jewish Healthcare Center, President, 2004 - 2007
  • Jewish Healthcare Center, Executive Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society, President, 1972 - 1975
  • Worcester Business Development Corporation (1999-2013), Director and Chairman (2010-2012)
  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau (1989-Present Director)
  • Best Lawyers of America (Corporate Law and Bankruptcy), 1989 - Present
  • Best Lawyers of America Corporate Lawyer of the Year for Worcester, Massachusetts (2012)

Past Employment Positions

  • Seligson & Morris (New York, NY), Associate, 1965 - 1967

Pro Bono Activities

  • Participant in Bankruptcy Literacy Program, 2009