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Summary

Jeanne Seewald serves as a member of Hahn Loeser’s Board of Directors and focuses her practice on intellectual property, general business, and mergers and acquisitions.

Of the 105,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Jeanne is one of only 138 Florida attorneys that are board certified in intellectual property law.

Jeanne works with clients ranging from startups to established companies. As an intellectual property and business attorney, she provides advice in the areas of trademark and copyright registration, trademark portfolio management, trademark and domain name dispute resolution, trademark and patent licensing, software licensing, e-commerce, technology and Internet-related matters.

Jeanne also represents companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of general business including mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, business transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and franchise matters. She enjoys assisting clients in buying and selling businesses throughout the country and serving as a partner with her clients to achieve their goals and objectives.

In addition, she serves as general counsel to for-profit and nonprofit companies and represents closely held family businesses in sales to private equity and strategic acquirers. She regularly assists business clients with drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to all aspects of their business.

Jeanne has been named a Florida Super Lawyer 2007-2017, including being named a “Top 50 Women” Florida Super Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.  She has also been named in The Best Lawyers in America® 2006-2017.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2007-present; Southwest Florida Offices Managing Partner, 2008-16; Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist, Intellectual Property Law, 2007-present
  • Trademark and copyright prosecution – domestic and international
  • Advising on strategies for trademark and copyright protection
  • Management of trademark and copyright portfolios
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Domain name and internet matters including domain name dispute resolution and cybersquatting
  • Uniform Dispute Resolutions Policy (UDRP)
  • Trademark, patent and software licensing
  • Representation before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB) in opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Internet and technology advise including Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  • Business transactions including mergers and acquisitions
  • Business formation, organization, operations and planning
  • Contract review and drafting

Credentials

Education

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992

 

Santa Clara University School of Law, Summer Program, Tokyo, Japan, 1990

 

University of Central Arkansas, MBA, 1982

 

Hendrix College, B.A., Business and Economics, 1980

Community Involvement

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2005-present; Vice Chair, 2007-present; Chair, By-Laws and Documents Committee

 

eBella, Editorial Board, 2011-present

 

Gulfshore Business: Editorial Board, 2004-present

 

Community Foundation of Collier County, Advisory Board, 2007-2011

 

United Arts Council of Collier County, Corporate Advisory Board, 2006-11

 

Leadership Collier Alumni Association, 2004-12; Member, Leadership Collier Class 2004

Awards & Distinctions

Collier County Women’s Bar Association, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2006

 

"Chairman's Award," Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2017

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property, Trademark Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Copyright Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-18

 

Florida Super Lawyers®, 2007-18; Top 50 Women Florida, 2012-13

 

Outstanding Volunteer Award, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. 2005-06

 

“Florida’s Legal Elite,” Florida Trend magazine, 2010-11

 

“The Influentials: 29 of Southwest Florida’s Most Powerful Women,” Gulfshore Business, April 2012

 

“Legal Eagles – 14 Go-To Lawyers You Want In Your Corner,” Gulfshore Business, February 2010

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 1999; State of Arkansas, 1992

 

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Eighth Circuits

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member, Intellectual Property Law Section

 

The Florida Bar Association, Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee, Chair, 2013-15; Vice Chair, 2011-13; Member 2010-16; Executive Council, Business Law Section, 2003-11; Retreat Committee, 2007-17

 

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE), Grade Review Panel, Intellectual Property Law Certification

 

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2003-05

 

Collier County Bar Association, President, 2012-13; President-Elect, 2011-12; Treasurer, 2010-11; Secretary, 2009-10; Board of Directors, 2005-14

 

Collier County Bar Foundation Inc., President, 2011-12; Board of Directors, 2009-12

 

Collier County Women’s Bar Association, President, 2003-05; Board of Directors, 2000-08

 

Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association, Member

 

Arkansas Bar Association, Member

 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

 

Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member

 

Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas (certificate only)