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.
Paul has appeared as counsel before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, Ontario Divisional Court, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Tax Court of Canada and the National Energy Board. 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.