Renee L. Mobbs

Attorney

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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Tel: 802-864-9891
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:

Education

  • J.D. and Certificate in General Practice, Cum Laude, Vermont Law School, 2009
  • B.A. in English Literature, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, St. Michael’s College, 2005

Prior Experience:

  • 2009-2015, Private practice in Vermont
  • 2009, Law Clerk, Vermont Defender General’s Office, Appellate Division
  • 2008, Law Clerk at Vermont real estate firm
  • 2007, Law Clerk, Vermont Department of Labor, Worker’s Compensation Division

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, Vermont Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee, 2012-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association and ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Guardian ad litem, Chittenden County
  • Leadership Champlain Student Representative to Board of Directors, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014
  • Leadership Champlain, 2012-2013
  • President-Elect, Vermont Bar Foundation

Admissions:

  • Vermont
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Biography:

Renee joined Sheehey in January 2016 and is a principal of the firm. Her practice primarily focuses on counseling financial institutions, condominium and common interest communities, landlords and property owners, and nursing homes and long-term care facilities in day-to-day operational concerns, civil business litigation matters, and transactional matters, including real estate transactions and business mergers and acquisitions. She also represents clients in probate court matters.

Since 2015, Renee has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of New England’s Rising Stars in her practice areas.

Notable Representations:

  • Regularly advise banking and financial services clients on regulatory compliance, loan servicing, day-to-day operations, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and collection matters, as well as transactional matters.
  • Representative clients: Federal National Mortgage Association, Vermont State Employees Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union
  • Successfully completed over 200 foreclosures for local lenders.
  • Represent condominium and common ownership interest community associations in governance and litigation matters, including updating governing documents to ensure compliance with current law, and assisting in foreclosure and collection matters.
  • Updated Bylaws for ski resort condominium, and successfully obtained repayment of overdue assessments by initiating foreclosure of association lien against unit, resulting in owner’s voluntary sale of the unit.
  • Regularly represent residential and commercial landlords in eviction matters.
  • Represented commercial landlord in eviction of bar/restaurant tenant on the basis of insufficient insurance coverage. Obtained judgment and writ of possession in landlord’s favor after contested trial, and won on landlord’s Supreme Court appeal.
  • Assist health care clients, including residential care homes and nursing homes, with licensure, regulatory compliance, operational documents, and day-to-day legal matters, including collections.
  • Assisted purchaser of nursing home in Agency of Human Services nursing home transfer application and approval.
  • Assisted purchaser of residential care homes in obtaining license from the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living.
  • Updated resident admission agreements and related documents for numerous nursing home clients.
  • Successfully obtained $135,000 and $75,000 liens for repayment of nursing home clients’ unpaid bills for services rendered.
  • Advise business and individual clients in guardianship and estate matters, including administration and litigation, including regularly participating in and monitoring estates on behalf of creditors to ensure payment.
  • Successfully administered ancillary estate for decedent with over $625,000 in Vermont assets.
  • Successfully obtained client’s appointment as guardian for his mother, and removal of mother’s power of attorney, in contested guardianship proceeding which revealed that agent had stolen over $500,000 from mother using power of attorney.

Transactional matters.

  • Regularly assist buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate.
  • Regularly assist businesses with business finance matters and business sales, mergers & acquisitions, including representing chimney supply company in acquisition of company with desired patent, sale of local mail order pharmacy, and numerous business debt refinancing matters.