Alexandra B. Howard Joins the Firm’s Litigation Group

Sheehey is pleased to announce that Alexandra B. Howard has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Alex’s practice will focus on civil and criminal litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a litigation associate at an insurance defense firm in Boston. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2016.  During law school, Alex participated in the Litigation Externship Clinic and the Juvenile Law Externship Clinic and was a member of the Student Trial Bar.  Alex grew up in Chittenden County, Vermont.

Sheehey Voted Best Corporate Law Firm

Sheehey is proud to receive Vermont Business Magazine’s 2019 Best of Business Award for Best Corporate Law Firm.   In its third year, this award program celebrates the best Vermont companies in over 100 business-to-business categories.

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Estate Planning Attorney Daphne Moritz Presents Spring Cleaning Your Legal Affairs

Sheehey estate planning attorney Daphne Moritz kicked off a three-part series on Spring Cleaning Your Legal Affairs April 29th at the Thompson Center in Woodstock, Vermont.  The remaining two sessions are scheduled as follows:

May 14 – Long Term Care Planning and Aging Well (including residence options)

May 28 – Specific Topics in Estate Planning family dynamics, real estate matters, pet trusts and more

Daphne joined Sheehey in 2016 and practices in all areas of estate planning and administration. Daphne also focuses her practice on asset protection planning, addressing elders’ concerns, and helping families with family members who have special needs. 

Sheehey Attorney Ian Carleton Receives Pro Bono Award

On March 22, 2019, Sheehey Attorney Ian Carleton received the 2019 Pro Bono Service Award at the Vermont Bar Association’s mid-year meeting at Lake Morey Resort.

Judge Nancy Waples nominated Ian and cited his work as a Guardian Ad Litem as well as his extensive pro bono work representing clients in federal criminal defense cases. 

Ian joined the firm in 2003 and is a principal of the firm.  He regularly represents corporate and individual clients in civil and criminal matters in both state and federal court.  

This is the second time a Sheehey attorney has been received the Pro Bono Service award by the Vermont Bar Association in the past three years.  In 2016, the Vermont Bar Association recognized Kevin A. Lumpkin for his participation in a pro bono clinic sponsored by the civil division of the Chittenden Superior Court.

Sheehey Announces New Associate Attorney

The firm is pleased to announce that Mary G. Bouchard has been hired as an associate attorney effective January 1, 2019.

Mary was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 2018 after completing Vermont’s Law Office Study Program. Mary has been working at Sheehey since 2010, most recently as a paralegal. She has a wide range of experience within the firm’s energy, litigation, business services and employment practice areas.  Mary was recently named Secretary of the Women’s Division of the Vermont Bar Association.  Prior to joining the firm, Mary worked as a paralegal, a research assistant, and in the Buffalo, New York Court Clerk’s office.

Sheehey Announces New Principal and Director of the Firm

The firm is pleased to announce that Justin A. Brown has become a Principal and Director of the firm effective January 1, 2019.

Justin joined the firm in July of 2016.  His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, serving both businesses and individuals, as well as internal and government investigations.  Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked as an attorney at the Boston office of a global law firm.  In 2018, Super Lawyers magazine named Justin to its list of Rising Stars in New England for his work in Business Litigation. Justin serves on the board of Green Up Vermont and is a graduate of Vermont Law School (J.D. and Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy) and Tufts University (B.A.).

Sheehey Employment Practice Group Hosts Seminar

On October 4, 2018 Sheehey attorney’s Arline Duffy, Heather Ross, and Walter McCarthy presented a free Employment Law Seminar designed for business owners and HR professionals at Hotel Vermont.

Topics included an update on recent state legislative changes, with a focus on the impact of marijuana legalization, continuing challenges posed by the paid sick leave law, and limitations on wage and salary discussions in the workplace.  Sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the “me too movement” was also covered as well as practical tips and insights on how to successfully document interactions with employees.

Mark E. Melendy to Present at Estate Planning from A to Z Seminar

Sheehey attorney Mark E. Melendy will speak at the National Business Institute’s Estate Planning from A to Z seminar.  This 2-day course will be held November 29th and 30th at the Hilton Burlington.   This course is designed for attorneys, estate and financial planners, trust officers, paralegals, accountants and tax professionals.

Mark’s practice at the firm focuses on estate planning, business succession planning, estate administration and tax planning.  Mark was a member of the joint bar and banking committee charged with preparing the Vermont Trust Code for legislative approval.

For more information on this seminar click here.

Daphne Moritz to Present on Inherited IRAs in Estate Planning

On November 28, 2018, Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C., Estate Planning Attorney, Daphne Moritz, will present a national teleconference on Inherited IRAs and Estate Planning through the National Business Institute. This teleconference is designed for attorneys and also benefits accountants, CPAs, trust officers, and paralegals seeking to increase their knowledge of IRA rules and trusts. The conference will focus on IRA rollovers and minimum distribution rules to help clients maximize the benefits of inherited IRAs after the Supreme Court’s 2014 Clark v. Rameker decision. Topics include clarifying required minimum distribution rules and the best ways to comply; determining whether an IRA trust is a wise choice for your clients; and how to resolve multiple beneficiary challenges.

To register click here: https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/81367ER?ctname=SPKEM

Sheehey Welcomes Two Attorneys to the Firm

Sheehey Furlong & Behm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Lewis K. Sussman and Alexandrea L. Nelson have recently joined the firm.

Lewis K. Sussman brings more than 40 years of experience as a real estate and estate planning attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Lewie practiced at the law firm of Pierson Wadhams Quinn Yates & Coffrin, LLP for many years. Lewie’s practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and administration, and general corporate work.  He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Real Estate Law.  Lewie is admitted to practice in Vermont and the United States District Court for the District of Vermont. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law.

Alexandrea L. Nelson has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Alex served as a federal court judicial law clerk for three years.  First, she served as a law clerk to District Judge Dee V. Benson in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Next, she clerked for Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner, also in the United States District Court for the District of Utah.  Most recently, she clerked for Judge Peter W. Hall in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation. Alex graduated first in her class and Order of the Coif from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  She served as the managing editor of the Utah Law Review and a member of the SJQ Corporate Transactional Law Team.