Mark Melendy Presents at New England Regional Meeting of the ACTEC

Firm principal Mark Melendy will be presenting at the 2022 New England Regional Meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel on Monday, September 12th. Mark will be speaking on recent developments in Trust and Estate Law, including estate tax and property transfer tax, as well as changes in the Vermont Current Use Program. This event runs from Sunday, September 11 – Tuesday, September 13th in Rockport, Maine, and will feature speakers from across the New England region.

You can learn more about the event and the ACTEC by visiting their website here.

Sheehey Sponsors 2022 LUNAFEST

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to sponsor the 2022 LUNAFEST to be held August 5th at The ESSEX Experience. The festival, which features a lineup of groundbreaking short films by and about women, is presented by Vermont Works for Women (VWW), who promote economic justice by advancing gender equity.

LUNAFEST opens at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 5th with a pre-screening event on The Green featuring local vendors, food trucks, a bar, and live music by The Smokey Newfield Project. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the screenings, which begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.

Sheehey Welcomes Cameron W. Brown, Colette C. Schmidt to the Firm

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. is pleased to welcome two new attorneys, Cameron W. Brown and Colette C. Schmidt.

Cameron brings his experience to the firm’s business practice group. He comes to the firm with experience in commercial real estate, entity formations and the purchase and sale of businesses. In addition to these practice areas, he will also focus on banking and finance. Cameron graduated from the Fordham University School of Law and served on the Fordham Urban Law Journal. He also received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, cum laude, for his work with Fordham’s criminal defense clinic. Cameron received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Colette adds her talents and dedication to the firm’s litigation practice group. She graduated cum laude from Vermont Law School. Colette served as Editor-in-Chief of the Vermont Law Review. She was also a Dean’s Fellow, a member of the National Moot Court Team, a Legal Research Teaching Assistant, and a student ambassador. She received her B.A. from the University of Hartford, graduating magna cum laude and University Honors with Thesis.

Managing Director of the firm David Austin commented, “We are excited to welcome both Cam and Colette to the firm. Their energy and experience offer valuable assets to our business and litigation teams. These two excellent attorneys help us serve our clients with the best insight, guidance and representation available.”

 

About Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.
With a unique blend of expertise, actionable insight, and unwavering dedication, Sheehey offers legal advice, guidance and support that provides clients with timely and cost-effective solutions. With deep experience in a variety of practice areas, from large transactions to complex litigation, land use planning, sophisticated estate and tax planning, regulatory compliance, and more, Sheehey possesses a singular focus on helping you achieve your legal goals. Learn more at sheeheyvt.com.

Walter A. McCarthy and Alexandrea L. Nelson elected Directors of Sheehey

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. is pleased to announce that attorneys Walter A. McCarthy and Alexandrea L. Nelson were elected Directors of the firm as of July 1, 2022. “Walter and Alex are both highly talented lawyers who enhance the firm’s ability to serve our clients with excellence, insight and integrity. We feel fortunate to have them join in the ownership and leadership of the firm,” said Managing Director David Austin.
Walter McCarthy joined the firm as an associate in August 2016. Walter’s practice focuses on assisting our business clients with all aspects of their operations, including transactional and corporate matters. He also works with clients in matters involving commercial real estate, banking, finance and estate administration. Prior to joining Sheehey, Walter worked for GE Ventures and the Office of the New York State Attorney General: Real Property Bureau. Walter graduated with honors from Albany Law School.

Alex Nelson joined the firm as an associate in September 2018. Alex focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation. She has defended clients in matters alleging consumer fraud, medical malpractice, and breach of contract. She has also defended clients in federal court in complex conspiracy investigations involving allegations of homicide and charges of white-collar conduct. Prior to joining the firm, Alex served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Peter W. Hall in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge Dee V. Benson and Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner in the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Alex graduated first in her class and Order of Coif, from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

About Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.
With a unique blend of expertise, actionable insight, and unwavering dedication, Sheehey offers legal advice, guidance and support that provides clients with timely and cost-effective solutions. With deep experience in a variety of practice areas, from large transactions to complex litigation, land use planning, sophisticated estate and tax planning, regulatory compliance, and more, Sheehey possesses a singular focus on helping you achieve your legal goals. Learn more at sheeheyvt.com.

 

 

Mark Melendy Presents at Vermont Bar Association CLE

Firm principal Mark Melendy will be presenting on Recent US Case Law and its Potential Impact on the Vermont Trust Code at the Vermont Bar Association Probation and Trust Section CLE on June 22nd, from 1:00-2:15 P.M.

This CLE event runs from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday as a webinar format, with other speakers including Mathew Getty, Juliana Hoyt, and Andrew Kestner.

You can learn more about the event, including topics of presentation and how to register, here.

Justin Brown Graduates Vermont Leadership Institute

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is pleased to congratulate firm partner Justin Brown on his recent graduation from the Vermont Leadership Institute. The Vermont Leadership Institute (VLI) was created by the Snelling Center for Government in 1985. Its goal was to encourage citizen’s enthusiasm and participation in public service. The Institute provides participants with the information, tools, and inspiration that enable them to make even greater contributions to their organizations, communities, and to Vermont itself.

The VLI is an intensive program which consists of eight overnight sessions and nineteen seminar days between the months of September and June. The sessions are each held in a different region of the state, conveying a sense of the rich historic, geographic, and cultural diversity of Vermont.

The VLI graduation occurred on June 4th of this year. Please join us in congratulating Justin and all of the 2022 Vermont Leadership Institute graduates.

Sheehey Voted Best Corporate Law Firm

Sheehey is proud to announce its fourth year in a row as recipient of Vermont Business Magazine’s Best of Business Award for Best Corporate Law Firm. The awards celebrate both regional and statewide companies in over 100 business categories, with over 68,000 votes cast. Per VermontBiz, the awards “speak to the stand-out businesses in Vermont: the ones that offer the best customer service, that are willing to go above and beyond.” Sheehey is honored to be a recipient of such an award, and we wish to extend our thanks to voters.

Click here to read more about our corporate law practice.

Heather Ross Joins Roundtable Discussion on Employment Discrimination, COVID-19

Early this February, Sheehey director Heather Ross participated in a round table discussion hosted by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce. The panel was comprised of Ross, as well as Kerin Stackpole and Ben Traverse, both directors at their respective firms, and Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager for the chamber. Among topics tackled by the panel were two bills currently facing the Vermont legislature – H.320 and H.329, both of which deal with employment discrimination policies. Also discussed by the panel was the topic of COVID-19 and its impact both on employers, as well as employees.

The presentation is available to re-watch at this link. The panel will regroup every few months to discuss various employment related topics as requested by employers.

Heather is a director and shareholder at the firm and her practice focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation, including employment disputes.

 

Eleven Sheehey Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. is proud to announce that eleven attorneys have been recognized by New England Super Lawyers. This is the largest class of Sheehey attorneys to be selected to the Super Lawyers list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Sheehey Attorneys Listed in the 2021 New England Super Lawyers include:

Justin A. Brown

Ian P. Carleton

Diane M. McCarthy

Heather E. Ross

James W. Spink

Sheehey Attorneys Listed in the 2021 Super Lawyers New England Rising Stars include:

Kevin A. Lumpkin

Walter A. McCarthy

Owen J. McClain

Renee L. Mobbs

Alexandrea L. Nelson

Peter G. Raymond

The Rising Stars list compiled by Super Lawyers serves to recognize top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are under the age of forty or who have been practicing for ten years or less. No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. For more information about the business visit SuperLawyers.com.

 

Christina Nolan Joins Burlington Police Chief Search Committee

Firm principal Christina Nolan has been asked to serve on the Search Committee for selecting Burlington’s next Police Chief. After delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee has begun its important work reviewing and interviewing candidates for this vital city department head. As a former U.S. Attorney for the state of Vermont, Attorney Nolan brings a unique and valuable perspective to this search. Learn more about this process here.