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Year called to bar: 2011 (ON); 2014 (AB); 2015 (BC); 2017 (YT)
Paul Seaman is a partner at Gowling WLG, the national leader of the firm's Indigenous Law Practice Group. Working out of the firm's Toronto and Vancouver offices, Paul has a national practice acting on complex constitutional, regulatory, Indigenous, environmental and other public law matters. His Indigenous law practice focuses on projects and transactions where the Crown’s duty to consult is engaged. This includes acting for clients in the contexts of formal regulatory processes and government-to-government and commercial negotiations involving Indigenous communities, industry, and government. He has litigated at all levels of court across Canada, including the Canada Energy Regulator, the superior courts and courts of appeal of Ontario, BC and Alberta, the Federal Courts, the Tax Court of Canada and the SCC. Paul has appeared at the SCC in several leading constitutional cases, including Daniels v. Canada, R. v. Comeau, and the Bill-C92 reference. Paul has also acted on several large-scale and high-profile resource development projects and related litigation across Canada — mandates involving mining, oil & gas pipelines, LNG, forestry, electricity generation and transmission projects. He has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the Legal 500 Canada.