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Attorney Alan Seewald received a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1981, and a Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1985. Attorney Seewald concentrates his practice in the areas of land use permitting and litigation, municipal law, real estate and civil litigation. Attorney Seewald currently serves as City Solicitor for the City of Northampton, Massachusetts. From 1988 to 2006, Attorney Seewald served as counsel to the Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. He also served as Town Counsel for the Town of Westminster, Massachusetts, and as general counsel to other public agencies, including the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, the Hampshire Regional School District, and Bondsville Fire and Water District. Attorney Seewald has also provided special counsel services to numerous cities, towns and other public agencies.
From 1988 to 1992, Attorney Seewald was an adjunct professor at the Western New England College School of Law where he taught both Land Use Planning and Municipal Law. Currently, Attorney Seewald teaches in the graduate program of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he teaches Judicial Planning Law. Attorney Seewald is a frequent lecturer on issues of land use and planning law.
From 1993 to 2011, Attorney Seewald served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Northampton Survival Center, an emergency food pantry serving approximately 4,000 clients in fifteen Hampshire County communities each year. From 2009 to 2011, Attorney Seewald was the the President of the NSC Board. Attorney Seewald has also served as a Director of Western Massachusetts Legal Services Corporation and the Hillel House at the University of Massachusetts.
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