J. Robert Seder

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Worcester, MA

Seder & Chandler LLP
 | 339 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-757-7721
Fax: 508-831-0955
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1964
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Banking (40%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

J. Robert Seder is partner at Seder & Chandler, LLP, and handles cases of commercial banking, mediation, and lending and secured transactions in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since 2004, Mr. Seder has been a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and has represented clients such as Clinton Savings Bank, United Bank, Fidelity Cooperative Bank, Data Guide Cable Corporation and Osterman associated companies.

Mr. Seder is admitted to practice in both New York and Massachusetts along with several federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York. Mr. Seder has lectured for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on bankruptcy law and asset-based lending.

In 1961, Mr. Seder graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in English literature. He then attended New York University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1964. His practice focus extends to commercial real estate, mergers, acquisitions and divestures, formation and business planning, closely held businesses, business successions, secured transactions, distressed businesses, debtor and creditor matters, contracts, reorganizing and restructuring, commercial bankruptcy and loan workouts.

A former president of the Jewish Healthcare Center, Mr. Seder currently holds a spot on the executive committee for the organization. He was named as a Corporate Lawyer of the Year for the city by The Best Lawyers in America in 2012 and is the president of the corporate law and bankruptcy section of the organization. Present director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Mr. Seder was also the director and chairman for Worcester Business Development Corporation.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (50%)

Banking (40%)

Bankruptcy (10%)

Focus Areas


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Robert Seder

Admitted: 1964, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.sederlaw.com/Attorneys/J-R-Seder.shtml


  • Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers of America Corporate Lawyer of the Year for Worcester, Massachusetts, 2012
  • Best Lawyers of America (Corporate Law and Bankruptcy), 1989 - Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Naifen & Smith, 1989-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 2004 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member: Worcester County, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court,1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1967
  • Massachusetts, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1967
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1970
  • New York, 1965

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director, Worcester Municipal Research Bureau, 1999
  • Director, and Member of Executive Committee, Jewish Healthcare Center, 2000
  • Worcester Human Rights Commission, Vice President, 1989-1991
  • Worcester Human Rights Commission, Director, 1999-2000
  • Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. President (2004-2009)
  • Worcester Human Rights Commission, 1974-1984
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Clerk and Director, 1989-1995
  • Worcester County, Member
  • Participant in Bankruptcy Literacy Program, 2009
  • Jewish Healthcare Center, Executive Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau (1989-Present Director)
  • Worcester Business Development Corporation (1999-2013), Director and Chairman (2010-2012)
  • Legal Aid Society, President, 1972 - 1975
  • Jewish Healthcare Center, President, 2004 - 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Bankruptcy Law and Asset Based Lending, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education

Representative Clients:

  • Data Guide Cable Corporation (Manufacturing)
  • Clinton Savings Bank (Banking)
  • Osterman Associated Companies (Propane Gas Distribution)
  • United Bank (Banking)
  • Fidelity Co-op Bank (Banking)

Educational Background:

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, B.A. 1961 Major: English Literature
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Office Location for J. Robert Seder

339 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-757-7721

Fax: 508-831-0955

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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