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Sean M Byrne

Sean M Byrne

Practice areas:

Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Land Use & Zoning

About Me

    I am a trusts, estates, and real property attorney who combines an accomplished background in law, government, and media relations with my advocacy for senior citizens. I augment Bach & Jacobs’ practice in wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and probate litigation. I hold a JD from The American University in Washington, DC, where I graduated cum laude. I received my BS in Political Science and Economics from Texas Lutheran University, graduating magna cum laude with honors.


    Prior to joining Bach & Jacobs, I was the in-house counsel for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast where I provided options to landowners, high net worth individuals, and their financial advisors seeking to reduce federal income taxes and local property taxes through land conservation and philanthropy. I worked his way through law school at a trusts and estates law firm while attending classes. While a law student, I authored an article on estate planning for the elderly that was published by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys following a nationwide competition. My writings about the tax incentives of conservation easements have also been published by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s ‘The Docket.’


 


    I am a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Counsel, Leadership Sarasota County, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division. I have been a director on several community boards and am a lecturer on topics relating to the tax and financial advantages of land conservation. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Guardianship: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Fredric Charles Jacobs

    Sean is a very hard working and knowledgeable attorney who will take the time to get to know you and your case. He diligently creates personalized estate planning documents and I would highly recommend him.

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    Fredric Jacobs Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Babette B Bach

    I endorse Sean as working alongside him has shown me he puts our clients' interests at the heart of everything he does. He is hardworking and gets great results.

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    Babette Bach Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Bach & Jacobs, P.A.

240 S Pineapple Ave Ste 700
Sarasota, FL, 34236-6725

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200805/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduated Cum LaudeAmerican University, Washington College of Law2007
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with HonorsTexas Lutheran University2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyBach & Jacobs, P.A.2013 - Present
In-House CounselConservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Inc.2008 - 2013
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Thomas Donohue2007 - 2007
Volunteer Tax Counselor (VITA Certified)AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Tax Aide Program2007 - 2007
Student AttorneyWashington College of Law Civil Practice Clinic2006 - 2007

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
NAELA Student JournalBut You're Too Old to Get Married: Considerations for the Elder Law Attorney When Clients Contemplate Remarriage2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Texas Lutheran UniversityPolitical Science and EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida ConferenceFinancial Incentives of Land Conservation2014
Annual National Conference of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA)Use of Public Trail Easements to Encourage Support for Land Conservation2014