Attorney Kevin Lumpkin Receives Pro Bono Award

Kevin-newOn April 1, 2016, Sheehey attorney Kevin Lumpkin received the 2016 Vermont Bar Association Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award as part of the VBA’s annual mid-year meeting at the Burlington Hilton.  Kevin was recognized for his frequent participation over the previous year in a pro bono clinic sponsored by the civil division of the Chittenden Superior Court, representing individuals who cannot afford attorneys.

Kevin joined the firm in 2013 and he is an associate attorney in the litigation group.  He regularly represents businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Sheehey Assists GMP in Obtaining PSB Approval of Rate Filing

Attorneys Peter Zamore and Debra Bouffard represented Green Mountain Power in a request for Public Service Board approval to combine the commercial and industrial rates for the formerly separate GMP and CVPS service territories.  The proposal was filed on May 4, 2015 and was approved by the Board on March 24, 2016.  Mr. Zamore and Ms. Bouffard practice in the firm’s energy group along with Craig NolanOwen McClain, and Renee Mobbs.

Sheehey Adds Two New Attorneys

Sheehey is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to the firm. Mark E. Melendy and Daphne Moritz joined the firm earlier this month. Since 2009, Mark and Daphne have been partners at Melendy Moritz PLLC, a boutique law firm focusing on estate planning and based in the Upper Valley. To better serve the firm’s clients in the Upper Valley, Sheehey will now have an office in Woodstock, Vermont.

Mark2015Mark’s practice will focus primarily on complex estate planning as well as business succession planning and trust administration, working out of both the Burlington and Woodstock offices. Mark holds a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and an L.L.M. in tax from the Boston University School of law. He holds an AV (Preeminent/Very High Ethical Standards) Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating.

Daphne2015Daphne will focus on estate planning and elder law as well as real estate and work with non-profit organizations, working primarily out of Sheehey’s Woodstock office. Daphne is the incoming chair of the Vermont Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a board member at the Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock, Vermont. She holds both a J.D. and Masters of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.

Martha Forgione has also joined the firm as a paralegal working out of the Woodstock office.