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Meet Robert Seaman III
ROBERT E. SEAMAN III is an attorney and businessman specializing in representation of public and private companies, individuals, and institutions in connection with planning, structuring and negotiating asset based and other financings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital transactions. He also acts as an international escrow agent and advises clients on the Internet and the Cyber Security issues associated with the rapidly evolving methodologies and techniques by which entities protect systems and computer codes.
Mr. Seaman has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the most profitable subsidiary of a publicly owned financial company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. From his involvement in the financing, marketing and distribution of “Home Sweet Home”, a foreign film which garnered fourteen (14) international awards in the mid 1970’s, through his involvement in legal, financial and promotional aspects of other international activities, Mr. Seaman has been actively involved in the evolving world marketplace.
Mr. Seaman was Founder and Chairman of the Millennium Foundation, an international charitable organization. Mr. Seaman has competed as a professional driver on automobile racing circuits in events sanctioned by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and United States based sanctioning authorities. His professional cycling teams have won two World Championships, as well as numerous United States Championships with riders who raced for their countries in the Olympics. Mr. Seaman has been the Chairman and principal Owner of the Pittsfield Colonials, a Champion independent league professional baseball team in the Can-Am League. He is also in his third decade as a limited partner in the Oakland Raiders, a National Football League (NFL) team that has won three (3) Super Bowl Championships. In recognition of his contributions to international business, sports and charity, he was knighted and designated “Knight Commander-Grand Cross, Minister of Finance and Avocar General” by the Order of Saint John during the same year in which Mother Teresa, the President of Turkey, Turgut Ozal, and actor Anthony Quinn were similarly honored by the Order.
Mr. Seaman served as Vice President-Legal and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of PaineWebber (now UBS), and was a Registered Principal with the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) (which evolved into FINRA), National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and various other stock and commodities exchanges. He is a member of the New York and South Carolina Bars. Mr. Seaman is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court, among others.
Early in his career, Mr. Seaman worked with others to structure investments directly with the parties involved. He was the direct link between the buyers and the providers, thereby learning the roles of both sides involved in the joint efforts. He also provided consulting on residual values, telecommunications and capital usage for high technology systems. Mr. Seaman has served on American Bar Association Committees and Subcommittees. He has spoken and written on various financial, estate planning and business subjects in conjunction with legal and accounting groups and business trade organizations. He also wrote and/or compiled handbooks for professionals. In multi-disciplinary activities, he has addressed the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Certified Public Accountants Association UK.
Mr. Seaman served as a lead attorney, responsible for preparation of documents necessary for filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other regulatory authorities for public offerings of securities and resolving various complex tax issues. Additionally, Mr. Seaman worked with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and leaders in foreign countries on their fiscal and regulatory programs.
Mr. Seaman was a McCormick Scholar at the Citadel, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, and a DuPont Scholar at the University of Virginia Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1972. He has also secured post-graduate education and/or served as guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the New York Institute of Finance, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and other institutions.
A Military Intelligence/Infantry Officer, he served his country as Commander of the 198th Army Security Agency and is a Life Member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association.