Paul Seaman is an associate at Gowlings. He has a national practice focused on the energy industry, and works out of the firm's Vancouver and Toronto offices.
A member of the firm's Aboriginal and Environmental Law groups, Paul advises a variety of clients on a broad range of legal problems, with an emphasis on complex commercial, regulatory, and constitutional matters. He regularly advises Aboriginal communities, industry groups and government on projects and transactions where the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples is engaged, and on the negotiation of agreements between Aboriginal communities, industry, and government in those circumstances.
His advocacy includes representing clients before the National Energy Board, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Divisional Court, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. His academic articles on Aboriginal business and legal issues have been published in Canada and internationally.
Prior to practising law, Paul designed and managed a high speed Internet Protocol network for one of Canada’s largest cable providers. While in this role, he designed the fibre optic network for a school board, assisted in the design of a high-availability commercial metropolitan Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) network and consulted with the RCMP on lawful intercept technology.