Heather E. Ross Joins Sheehey Furlong & Behm

Sheehey Furlong & Behm welcomes Heather Ross. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ross spent many years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont as a federal prosecutor and defending the United States in employment, medical malpractice and administrative actions. Ms. Ross has prosecuted numerous complex fraud cases, multi-state drug trafficking cases, and human trafficking cases.  Before she joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Ross practiced at another prestigious Vermont law firm where she focused on employment and labor law.  Ms. Ross has regularly lectured on employment law and human trafficking issues.  She is a 1995 graduate of William and Mary Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in 1991.  Following law school, Ms. Ross served as a judicial law clerk to United States District Court Judge William K. Sessions III.  Ms. Ross will focus her practice on investigations and general litigation, including employment litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Jeff W. Lively joins Sheehey Furlong & Behm

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is pleased to announce that Jeff Lively has joined the firm.   Jeff brings extensive experience in both the public and the private sectors.  Most recently, he was General Counsel to the Department of Buildings & General Services, State of Vermont.  As BGS General Counsel, Jeff was responsible for providing general legal services for a department whose primary responsibilities included: procurement of all state commodities; securing lease space; designing, constructing, and maintaining state buildings; managing the state’s risk; and the purchase and sale of the state’s real property.  Before his public sector work, Jeff had a small practice in Stowe where he worked with and advised clients on business organizational matters, as well as contract, employment, financing, land use and real estate matters. Jeff has also worked with many nonprofit organizations, providing advice on formation, obtaining federal tax exempt status and on-going governance issues.

Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in ‘91, where he studied Political Science and Economics and received his J.D. from the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver in ’95 where he focused on environmental and natural resource law and wrote for the Water Law Journal.

Jeff lives in Waterbury Center with his wife Becky and two children Sam and Sage.

Renee Mobbs Becomes a Principal and Director of the Firm

Renee L. MobbsThe firm is pleased to announce that Renee L. Mobbs has become a shareholder and director of the firm. Renee joined the firm Of Counsel in January 2016. Her practice focuses on civil and probate litigation, banking/financial services, and health care law. She also works with the firm’s energy and commercial transactions groups. In both 2015 and 2016, Renee was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of New England’s Rising Stars in litigation.

Renee joined the firm Of Counsel in January 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Renee was a partner at another Vermont law firm, where her practice focused on civil and probate litigation. She also represented the firm’s banking and healthcare clients.

Renee attended St. Michael’s College, where she studied English. She graduated summa cum laude and Valedictorian of the Class of 2005. Renee then worked for a prominent local law firm for a year before enrolling at Vermont Law School. She graduated cum laude and received a Juris Doctor degree as well as a Certificate in General Practice from VLS in May 2009.