Sheehey Sponsors Zoe’s Race

For the second year, Sheehey Furlong & Behm is sponsoring the Howard Center’s Zoe’s Race. The race, which was originally conceived of in 2009, and which is now in its 13th year, aims to raise funds for individuals and families served by the Howard Center to make their homes accessible. The support of its participants, as well as of local businesses, aids the Howard Center in meeting the needs of the communities it serves. To date, the race has helped to raise more than $270,000 which has funded a total of 34 accessibility projects helping local families.

Commenting on the sponsorship, firm partner Arline Duffy noted, “Our firm is pleased to support Zoe’s Race again this year. The money raised provides important financial support to families in need of a more accessible home, and we are grateful to the Howard Center for their efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.”

Fifteen Sheehey Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. is proud to announce that fifteen of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2024. The publication recognizes over 66,000 American lawyers in more than 140 practice areas across all states. Recognition by Best Lawyers comes is the result of a peer review process which relies on the assessment of leading lawyers in the same geographical region and practice area as the recognized attorneys. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch utilizes a similar peer review methodology to acknowledge lawyers earlier in their private practice careers.

Additionally, Sheehey attorney Diane McCarthy has been recognized as the 2024 Burlington Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law. Each year, this award is presented to one lawyer within each practice area and geographic region. Congratulations to Diane, and to all of the Sheehey attorneys who have been recognized for their work and professional abilities.

2024 Burlington Lawyer of the Year: Banking and Finance Law
Diane McCarthy

Sheehey Attorneys Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America include:
Ian Carleton

Arline Duffy

Diane McCarthy

Mark Melendy

Renee Mobbs

Christina Nolan

Heather Ross

Nathan Stearns

Lewis Sussman

Sheehey Attorneys Recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch include
Nathaniel Eisen

Walter McCarthy

Devin McKnight

Alexandrea Nelson

Peter Raymond

Hannah Waite


Hannah C. Waite Elected Director of Sheehey

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C. is pleased to announce that Hannah C. Waite has been elected as a Principal and Director of the firm effective July 1, 2023.  Hannah joined the firm in February 2021 as an associate with a practice focused primarily in civil litigation. Hannah has a broad civil litigation practice, serving business and individual clients in both state and federal court on matters ranging from employment to construction to medical malpractice.  She also has experience working on complex commercial matters, including representing both whistleblowers and corporations in cases brought under the False Claims Act.

Immediately following law school, Hannah worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.  She then clerked for the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the Honorable Dennis Jacobs of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Following her clerkships, Hannah practiced in the New York City office of Susman Godfrey, one of the country’s most highly regarded trial firms.

Commenting on Hannah’s partnership, Ian P. Carleton, Sheehey’s managing attorney, stated, “We could not be more pleased that Hannah is joining the Sheehey partnership.  Her instincts and critical thinking are second to none among attorneys of her generation.  It is difficult to think of an attorney who better epitomizes who we want to be as a firm, now and in the future.”

Hannah graduated magna cum laude and order of the coif from New York University School of Law, where she was a Pomeroy Scholar (one of the top ten students after the first year) and served as an Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. Hannah received her B.A. cum laude from Middlebury College.


Sheehey Sponsors Girls on the Run

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce the firm’s sponsorship of Girls on the Run Vermont. The non-profit organization is one dedicated to changing the lives of girls in grades 3-8 through their character development program. Their experience-based program curriculum is designed to inspire, “girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident” and instills girls with the necessary skills to navigate their world while laying the foundations for a lifelong appreciation of health and fitness. The program will conclude with a celebratory 5K to be hosted Saturday, June 3rd in Essex Junction. Sheehey’s sponsorship of the program will help provide access to the program for girls who would not have otherwise been able to participate.

You can learn more about Girls on the Run Vermont by visiting their website here.

Sheehey Voted Best Corporate Law Firm

For the fifth year in a row, Sheehey Furlong & Behm has been voted as a recipient of Vermont Business Magazine’s Best of Business Award for Best Corporate Law Firm. The award is part of a program which celebrates the best Vermont businesses in over 100 businesses-to-business categories. Award winners are chosen by VermontBiz readers, with over 80,000 votes cast this year alone. Per VermontBiz, the awards are emblematic of the stand-out businesses in Vermont, “the ones that offer the best customer service, that are willing to go above and beyond and pay attention to detail.”

Award winners will be honored at a celebration at Hula in Burlington on May 18th. Sheehey is honored to have received this award for its fifth year, and would like to extend its thanks to VermontBiz and all who voted. To learn more about the firm’s corporate law practice, click here.



Sheehey Sponsors Green Up Day

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2023 Green up Day, an initiative dedicated to protecting Vermont’s natural environment and beauty. The yearly event encourages Vermonters to participate in cleaning up their local communities, supplying residents with free supplies and encouraging them to participate by picking up litter in their neighborhoods. Green Up Vermont, who puts on the initiative each year, notes that it’s their mission to “promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways, and the livability of our communities.”
You can learn more about Green Up Day by visiting Green Up Vermont’s website, located here.

Sheehey Sponsors Power of Connection

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce that the firm is sponsoring the 2023 Power of Connection Event. The annual event is hosted by Mercy Connections, an organization dedicated to empowering those it serves through avenues of education, mentoring, entrepreneurship, and community.

The event will be held on May 2nd, and will be live streamed for virtual attendance. Its focus will be to celebrate the success of those who Mercy Connections serves, and will feature stories of participants strength, progress, and resilience. During the event, Mercy Connections will also honor Scott Boardman, recipient of the 2023 Catherine McAuley Award in acknowledgement of his years of service.

Speaking on the importance of the event, firm partner and Mercy Connections Board Chair Arline Duffy commented, “The programs offered by Mercy Connections are vital to our community, and they truly change lives.  The firm is proud to support the Power of Connection event and the ongoing transformative educational and social justice work happening every day at Mercy Connections.”

You can learn more about Mercy Connections and the work they’re doing in the community by visiting their website. To register for virtual attendance, click here.

Sheehey Sponsors Chamber Dinner

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. The 112th Annual Dinner, which will take place on Thursday, April 13th, is a celebration of community. The event “brings together business executives, community leaders, and elected officials” in recognition of both business and leadership achievements. It is hosted by the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, an organization which is dedicated to encouraging prosperity in the Lake Champlain region through its efforts with the region’s community and emerging talent. For more information about the event, you can visit the chamber’s website, located here.

Sheehey Sponsors 2023 LunaFest

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival showcasing award-winning films both by, and centered on, women.  LUNAFEST is presented by Vermont Works for Women (VWW).  Kevin Lumpkin, Sheehey partner and VWW board member, commented “Vermont Works for Women is doing tremendous and impactful work to advance gender equity and create a bright future for Vermont’s women and girls.”

LUNAFEST will be held on two separate dates – Friday, March 10 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, and Friday, April 7 at Main Street Landing in Burlington.  For more information about the festivities and how to buy tickets, visit the Vermont Works For Women website, located here.

Sheehey Sponsors VCWA International Women’s Day Networking Brunch

Sheehey Furlong & Behm is proud to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural International Women’s Day Networking Brunch hosted by the Vermont Council on World Affairs. The brunch, which will be held at the Champlain College Hawke Family Center, celebrates the influential work which women do on both the local and global scale. Its focus this year will be The Importance and Impact of Women at the Forefront of Change. Attendees will hear from Ambassador Adela Raz, Former Permanent Representative and Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United Nations and Ambassador from Afghanistan to the United States.

The brunch will be moderated by the Honorable Denise R. Johnson, who was the first woman to be appointed as a justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, and who served on that body for 21 years. The brunch will also serve as an opportunity for attendees to learn about the work the VCWA is doing to connect international visitors with various Vermont businesses and will provide networking opportunities with individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing women’s rights.

Commenting on the event, Sheehey Attorney Colette Schmidt noted, “As a woman in the legal profession, it is such a privilege to attend this impactful event. I am so fortunate to be part of a professional corporation that not only values gender equality, but insists that its members partake in these crucial discussions.”

To learn more about the event and work done by the VCWA, you can visit their website here.