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  • Real Estate
  • Public Financing
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Mr. Sheehan’s practice includes general corporate representation, complex real estate financing transactions, and complex litigation matters for a broad spectrum of businesses in real estate development, government, health care and construction. Mr. Sheehan has represented numerous developers and owners in real estate matters, including commercial building projects, mixed use developments, transit-oriented development and residential communities.  The representation has included HUD-insured projects, public and private bond financing, special taxing districts, and development agreements.  He has represented owners in tax increment financing deals in several counties including the first TIF approved in Howard County. Mr. Sheehan has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the first Chief Legal Counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, and as an Assistant Attorney General in Maryland, where he was awarded the Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award. Mr. Sheehan has served on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and MICPEL, has guest lectured at several law schools, and has served on the adjunct faculty of the Institute for Politics at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


  • Georgetown University (J.D.)
  • Boston College (B.S.)

Notable Matters:

One of Mr. Sheehan’s recent cases resulted in reported decisions by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland in Della Ratta v. Dyas, 183 Md. App. 344 (2008), and the Court of Appeals of Maryland in Della Ratta v. Dyas, 414 Md. 556 (2010).  The decisions have important implications in corporate and partnership law.

Outside The Office:

Mr. Sheehan is married to Janet Owens, the former County Executive for Anne Arundel County.  Mr. Sheehan managed her campaigns for elective office.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Maryland Emergency Medicine Network, Inc. and Maryland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation, Inc.

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Districts of Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third and Fourth Circuits
  • Member, American Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association