Sheehey Furlong and Behm, P.C. Fighting Hunger in Vermont

In September, Sheehey Furlong and Behm, P.C. participated in the Vermont Attorney General’s 1st Annual “Lawyers Fighting Hunger” food drive as part of Hunger Action Month in Vermont.  During the two week drive, we raised $5,200 for the Vermont Foodbank and delivered 173 food items to the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf.

In connection with the Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive, the Attorney General’s Office announced a “friendly competition” to recognize lawyers and law firms who raised the highest totals during the event.  Sheehey was recognized at the Vermont Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on October 13 as the first place winner in the large firm category.  Overall, the Vermont legal community raised over $14,300 and contributed more than 4,400 non-perishable food items delivered to food shelves and meal sites around Vermont.

Sheehey Furlong & Behm Successfully Represent VGS in a Case of First Impression Decided by the Vermont Supreme Court on September 22, 2017

Attorneys R. Jeffrey Behm and Justin A. Brown recently won a victory in the Vermont Supreme Court for Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. in a case of first impression.  At issue was whether the prior public use doctrine prohibited condemnation of a pipeline easement through a public park located in Hinesburg, Vermont.  The Court decided that the prior public use doctrine does not apply to prohibit condemnation of a second public use (here, the pipeline) in property already devoted to a public use when that second use does not materially interfere with the existing public use (here, the use of the public park).

 

To read the decision, click here.

Peter I. Dysart Joins Sheehey Furlong & Behm

 

Sheehey welcomes Peter Dysart to the firm.  Peter joined the firm as an associate in September 2017.  Prior to joining the firm, Peter served as a judicial law clerk for the Vermont Superior Court in both Lamoille and Orleans Counties.  He also clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Hall on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  His practice focuses primarily on criminal and civil litigation.

Peter is a native of Burlington and earned his B.A. in 2010 from the University of Vermont.  He graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2014 where he was a Dean’s Fellow for legal writing, member of the moot court team, and managing editor on the Vermont Law Review.