Archives for May 2020

Heather Ross to Present an Overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Sheehey attorney Heather Ross, along with the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, will present an overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) via a free webinar on Tuesday, May 26th from 9 – 10:30am.  The webinar will cover FFCRA and its interaction with other state and federal programs, and how to use it to the advantage of you and your employees.

For more information or to register click here.

Heather is a partner of Sheehey, her practice focuses on employment, health care and litigation.

Sheehey Voted Best Corporate Law Firm

For the second year in a row, Sheehey has received Vermont Business Magazine’s Best of Business Award for Best Corporate Law Firm. Over 53,000 votes were cast in 100 business-to-business categories – thank you voters!

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Executing Wills in Vermont Amid COVID-19

Note that all Sheehey guidance regarding COVID-19 is subject to change, as the legal landscape is evolving rapidly. Please note the date of publication for this bulletin, and be aware that things may have changed since then. Please check our COVID-19 landing page for the most up-to-date posts and contact us with any questions.

Under most circumstances, in order to execute a will under Vermont law, the following requirements must be met:

  • The will must be in writing;
  • The will must be signed by the testator (the person making the will) or another person in the presence of the testator and at the testator’s express direction; and
  • The will must be attested and subscribed to by at least two credible witnesses in the presence of the testator and of each other.

Stated more simply, a Vermont will signing ceremony requires at least three persons to be present together at the same time, in the same room, all in view of one another, and with all placing a wet ink signature to the same paper document.  This poses significant challenges in the time of COVID-19.

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