Archives for September 2017

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.

Sarah L. J. Aceves joins Sheehey

Sheehey Furlong & Behm welcomes Sarah L. J. Aceves to the firm.  Sarah joined the firm as an associate in September 2017. Sarah’s practice focuses on regulatory issues and transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah represented communications-based companies in spectrum policy and wireless regulatory matters, including network neutrality, broadband privacy, spectrum allocations, and spectrum access through auctions and leasing. She also represented clients in a broad range of complex transactional matters, including mergers, sales, and acquisitions.

At National Geographic Channels, Sarah served as in-house counsel, which included routinely structuring and negotiating complex programming and development agreements, advising senior executives on key business issues, and providing guidance to internal stakeholders on risk assessment.

Kevin Lumpkin and Justin Brown Win Supreme Court Case Protecting Victim’s Right To Receive Criminal Restitution

Sheehey attorneys Kevin Lumpkin and Justin Brown recently won a victory in the Vermont Supreme Court in State v. Blake, successfully arguing in both the trial court and the Supreme Court on appeal that a release executed in favor of a crime victim in a civil case does not bar a criminal court from ordering a defendant to pay the victim restitution.

Mr. Lumpkin argued and won the case in the trial court on behalf of the victim and authored the Supreme Court brief, and Mr. Brown argued the case as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court.

To read the decision, click here.

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