Susan Seah

Partner

Phone: 808.222.1041
Email: sseah@counselgs.com

Practice

Having served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Attorney in two publicly-held technology companies and as General Counsel in an emerging technology company within the last twenty years, Ms. Seah has extensive technology transactions experience, including advising on matters related to software, content and data licensing, complex system procurement and implementation involving hardware, software, and related services, assistance with RFPs and responses and complex technology contracts (such as IT services and consulting, telecommunications, messaging and mobile applications, SaaS, software development, reseller, application service provider, outsourcing, OEM and service level agreements), data privacy and IT security concerns, and the protection of intellectual property assets and interests.

Ms. Seah’s practice also covers other aspects of corporate law, including corporate formations, merger and acquisitions, capital market transactions, purchase and sale of businesses, strategic alliances, new business ventures, corporate restructurings, and general business counseling. Ms. Seah has advised public companies and their boards in connection with corporate responsibility, fiduciary duty and disclosure matters and has provided guidance to start-ups and closely-held corporations.

Ms. Seah’s experience include structuring, negotiating and documenting cross-border business transactions, such as assisting U.S. companies in expanding to, investing in, or partnering with companies internationally and guiding non-U.S. companies in establishing their presence and doing business within the U.S.

Education

Ms. Seah graduated from Ohio University with a B.B.A. (majors:  Finance, International Business, Pre-Law) in 1986, followed by an M.B.A. (concentrations: Finance and International Business) from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 1987. In 1990, Ms. Seah received her J.D. (cum laude) from Case Western Reserve University College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Seah was the first runner-up in the intramural Client Counseling Competition and also served as Vice Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta International law fraternity.

Bar Admissions

Illinois and Hawaii