Robert W. Sheehan

Partner, Private Client Group Chair, Trusts & Estates Co-Chair

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Recognized by Chambers for his Private Client practice, Robert Sheehan is focussed on domestic and international estate and succession planning, all aspects of estate and trust administration, and related tax planning.

High-Net-Worth Client Focus

Primarily representing high-net-worth clients, Mr. Sheehan advises individuals, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, real estate developers, family offices and philanthropists. Mr. Sheehan advises a domestic and international clientele on wealth preservation and succession planning objectives. His is deeply experienced in contested fiduciary matters, tax controversy, representing charitable organizations and private foundations, and advising on family office and governance matters.

Fiduciary Duties and Community Involvement

Along with being a partner, Mr. Sheehan also holds a number of fiduciary positions, serving as trustee or co-trustee of several personal trusts and is on the advisory board of several arts and cultural institutions in New York. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel since 1995 and sits on several of its Committees.

Chambers HNW 2022 Robert Sheehan

"Very good judgement, good technical skills, and is great at developing client relationships."

Chambers High Net Worth 2022 Private Wealth Law

"He knows his stuff and has always been a real knowledgeable lawyer. He sees all the different angles."

Chambers Private Wealth Law 2019

"Acts for some very high-profile U.S. families. Deals with lots of complex matters and his judgement is always spot-on."

Chambers HNW 2019

"He has longstanding experience and has done this for many years. He is a very good lawyer and I think very highly of him."

Chambers HNW 2020