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.
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.
Of the 105,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Jeanne is one of only 140 Florida attorneys that are board certified in intellectual property law.
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 2007-2021, 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® 2006-2022.
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
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, 2004-2019
International Women’s Forum, Florida Suncoast, Member, 2019
Community Foundation of Collier County, Advisory Board, 2007-2011
United Arts Council of Collier County, Corporate Advisory Board, 2006-11
Leadership Collier Alumni Association, 2004-20; Member, Leadership Collier Class 2004
The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2006-2023; Trademark Law, 2006-2023; Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2006-2023; Copyright Law, 2006-2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2006-23
Florida Super Lawyers®, 2007-22; Top 50 Women Florida, 2012-13
Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Intellectual Property Law, 2018, 2020-22; Mergers and Acquisitions, 2020-22
“Chairman’s Award,” Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2017
“The Influentials: 29 of Southwest Florida’s Most Powerful Women,” Gulfshore Business, April 2012
“Florida’s Legal Elite,” Florida Trendmagazine, 2010-11
“Legal Eagles – 14 Go-To Lawyers You Want In Your Corner,” Gulfshore Business, February 2010
Collier County Women’s Bar Association, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2006
Outstanding Volunteer Award, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2005-06
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
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
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, Member
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)