Matthew K. Seeley
Partner

Matthew K. Seeley is a commercial, employment, and real estate attorney with nearly 25 years of accumulated experience. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, midsized entities, startups, and individuals. Matthew represents his clients in litigation involving construction, employment, products and premises liability, real estate, taxation, and workers’ compensation matters. He has litigated cases throughout Ohio, and in federal and state courts including the U.S. Tax Court, and before administrative agencies and local municipalities. Matthew is a member of the Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan, and West Shore Bar associations, and in 2019 served as a delegate of the Eighth Judicial Conference. Matthew is a frequent presenter and author on various topics such as the Defend Trade Secrets Act, Ohio Civil Theft Act, and legal issues regarding staffing.

Education

  • Saint Ignatius High School, 1989
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 1993
  • University of Akron, J.D., 1996

Representative Matters

Provide counsel on employment matters related to COVID-19, including civil action and OSHA retaliation

Represent employers in non-competition agreements, and in claims involving workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, ADA, discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment

Represent entities and individuals in collection efforts by the Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Department of Taxation and in complying with State of Ohio administrative matters

General counsel to a premiere, boutique ACT/SAT tutoring organization in the northeast Ohio region

Advise clients regarding business agreements and independent contractor agreements, shareholder disputes, fiduciary issues, contractor and vendor disputes, mechanics’ liens, and commercial lease negotiations

Provide guidance on trade secret, copyright, and licensing matters

Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Litigation Section Council Member

West Shore Bar Association

Eighth District Judicial Conference

Delegate (2019)

Honors, Awards and Civic/Community Involvement

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Magnificat High School Fathers' Club
Saint Ignatius High School Fathers' Club - Former Officer
The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Loyola Club of Cleveland
Lakewood Young Filmmakers Board of Directors
Clifton Club Board of Directors

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States Tax Court

Published Cases

ATAC Corporation v. Arthur Treacher's Inc., Case No. 280 F.3d 1091, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2002
Hood v. Diamond Products, (9th Dist. 2000), 137 Ohio App.3d 9
Boyd v. Lincoln Electric Co., (8th Dist. 2008), 2008-Ohio-3044
Fine Line Communications, Inc. v. I. Schumann and Company, (8th Dist. 2010), 2010-Ohio-1438
The Osborn Engineering Company v. K/B Fund IV Cleveland, LLC, (8th Dist. 2011), 2011-Ohio-348
First Merit Bank, N.A. v. NEBS Financial Services, Inc., (8th Dist. 2006), 2006-Ohio-5260
Transition Health Care Associates, Inc. v. New London Health Care, (6th Dist. 2012), 2012-Ohio-3411
Allstate Insurance Company v. Sears Roebuck & Co., (7th Dist. 2007), 2007-Ohio-4977
Orrenmaa v. Omnitronics, LLC, (11th Dist. 2008), 2008-Ohio-4299


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