Practice areas

Business Litigation, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, General Litigation, International

Focus areas

Appeals, Litigation, Restraining Order

Robert W. Seiden is a globally renowned attorney with a wide-reaching client base. His expertise lies in handling complex and contentious legal matters, including corporate investigations, economic sanctions, receiverships, homicide cases, and various business law disputes. In these cases, he employs strategic approaches such as arbitration to reduce the stress on his clients and provide effective representation. Mr. Seiden serves as the managing partner of Seiden Law, based in New York City, and extends his legal services nationally and internationally.

After completing his undergraduate studies at New York University in 1985, Mr. Seiden pursued his legal education at the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law. During his time there, he held several significant roles, including editor of the law school’s Moot Court Board, a Dr. Samuel Belkin Scholar, and participation in the Trial Advocacy Program. He gained valuable experience as an intern at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he worked as a student assistant district attorney (ADA), offering insights into the operations of the state’s largest legal office. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1988 and obtained his New York state law license the following year.

Mr. Seiden is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Prior to entering private practice, he dedicated over a decade to serving as an ADA in Manhattan, where he prosecuted a range of serious cases, including violent crimes, sex offenses, child abuse, and fraud. His career also featured significant efforts to combat gang violence in New York, earning him recognition for his unwavering commitment.

Throughout his professional journey, Mr. Seiden consistently thrived in challenging environments, excelling in high-pressure situations where success seemed improbable. Notably, he received accolades from the Arab Republic of Egypt for his role in resolving a border dispute involving Saudi Arabia and a U.S.-based energy company. He was also commended by the Nassau County Police Department for his contributions to a hostage rescue negotiation. Furthermore, he was honored as the Red Cross’ Hometown Hero for his tireless contributions to the Long Island community during Hurricane Sandy.

Mr. Seiden maintains active memberships in prestigious organizations, including the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the International Trademark Association, and the Village of Flower Hill Ethics Committee, where he serves as chairman. He also holds the position of chairman of the board at GreenMet and is involved with the American Red Cross.

In addition to his legal practice and affiliations, Mr. Seiden is a sought-after speaker on various legal topics, having addressed audiences at prominent venues such as Amnesty International, the Miami OffshoreAlert Conference, and the Harvard Club. His insights have also been published in eminent legal journals, including the New York Law Journal. He holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo, reflecting his exceptional legal expertise and client satisfaction.

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