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EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif

Yale University, B.A.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

New York

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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ATTORNEY PROFILE

Robert W. Sheehan
Partner
Chair, Private Client Group
Chair, Trusts and Estates Practice
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New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6176
FAX: +1 917 368 8876

Mr. Sheehan chairs the Private Client group and the Trusts and Estates practice at Curtis. His practice focuses on domestic and international estate and succession planning, administration and trust law. He represents a variety of clients, including high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, real estate developers, family offices and philanthropists.

Mr. Sheehan’s experience includes contested fiduciary matters, matrimonial planning, tax controversy, and representation of charitable organizations and private foundations.

Along with being a partner at Curtis, he holds a number of fiduciary positions, serving as trustee or co-trustee of several personal trusts.

COURTS

U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

MEMBERSHIPS

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates’ Courts, 1992-1995
 
New York State Bar Association
    Trusts and Estates Section
    Chair, Committee on Charitable Organizations, 2002-2005
    Committee on Estate and Trust Administrations, 1999-2005
    Liaison Committee on Principal and Income Act, Member, 1999-present

Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners, 2006

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    Fellow, elected 1995
    Committee on Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations, 1997-2009
    Committee on State Laws, 1996-2002
    Committee on International Estate Planning, 2001-2002, 2005-present
    Committee on Fiduciary Income Tax, 2010-present

The Chase Journal
    Board of Editors, (ceased publication in 2001)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The New York Philharmonic
    Bankers and Lawyers Advisory Committee

The Museum of Modern Art
    Planned Giving Advisory Committee

Central Park Conservancy
    Professional Advisory Council

AWARDS

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
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