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Sean M Byrne

Guardianship Attorney at Sarasota, FL

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About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Guardianship

  2. Estate planning

  3. Probate

  4. Trusts

  5. Elder law
    Most of my cases have related to elder financial exploitation.

  6. Land use and zoning
    I specialize in legal issues relating to Land Conservation.

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

    Prior to joining Bach & Jacobs, Sean was the in-house counsel for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast where he 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. He worked his way through law school at a trusts and estates law firm while attending classes. While a law student, Sean authored an article on estate planning for the elderly that was published by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys following a nationwide competition. His writings about the tax incentives of conservation easements have also been published by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s ‘The Docket.’


    Sean is 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. Sean has been a director on several community boards and is a lecturer on topics relating to the tax and financial advantages of land conservation. 


Sean is the founder of the Next Generation Conservation Attorneys, a nationwide network of young attorneys practicing land conservation-related law that is currently sponsored by the national Land Trust Alliance.  Sean is the current chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association Probate and Trust Section 2017-2018.

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Licensed for 14 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/23/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Bach & Jacobs, P.A.
240 S Pineapple Ave Ste 700
Sarasota, FL, 34236-6725


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Posted by Devin | September 6, 2012
Preservation Land for Community Park - Sugarhouse Creek
My experience with Sean was brief but he was courteous and promptly responded to my inquiry. While this exchange with Sean was regarding a not-for-profit matter he still took the time to research the matter and explore options. I was very pleased and look forward to engaging his services in the future!


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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Bach & Jacobs, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • In-House Counsel
  • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Inc.
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Thomas Donohue
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Volunteer Tax Counselor (VITA Certified)
  • AARP Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Tax Aide Program
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Student Attorney
  • Washington College of Law Civil Practice Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • 2007
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • 2000


  • NAELA Student Journal
  • But You're Too Old to Get Married: Considerations for the Elder Law Attorney When Clients Contemplate Remarriage
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual National Conference of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA)
  • Use of Public Trail Easements to Encourage Support for Land Conservation
  • 2014
  • Suncoast Chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida Conference
  • Financial Incentives of Land Conservation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Sean. He is honest, professional, intelligent, and an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to hire Sean myself if I needed representation in his areas of law."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Especially with Elder law, it is important an attorney be empathetic and caring towards their Clients, but also Clients’ family, care givers, etc. Sean excels in this. With our ageing population, many attorneys are trying to jump into the Elder law field. Sean has worked in and showed an interest in this field since law school."
Probate Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mr. Byrne. Mr. Byrne's responsiveness, dedication to the legal profession & clients, experience and knowledge make him a true asset to his community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"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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Sarasota Guardianship Lawyer Sean M Byrne
Sean M Byrne
Guardianship Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 14 years