William M. Sheehy

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William M. Sheehy

Of Counsel


William M. “Bill” Sheehy is Of Counsel in our New Jersey office, and he has nearly four decades of legal experience.

Bill specializes in business transactions, real estate, environmental matters, corporate and partnership law, and business planning and succession issues. He also works with clients on wills, trusts, estate planning and administration.

Working closely with his clients as a trusted advisor and legal counselor, Bill helps protect their interests and ensures that their legal strategy is aligned with their long-term business goals.

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Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2021, Bill co-owned a boutique law firm in New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he worked in the recreational boating and tourist industries before pursuing a career in law.

Bill earned a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he worked as a faculty research assistant. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Delaware, where he majored in political science and was inducted into honor societies Phi Sigma Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta.

He also studied comparative and international law at the University of Florence in Italy and at Downing College at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He is a former Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America, and remains actively involved with the organization.

Service Specific Experience

Bill has more than 35 years of legal experience, and works closely with each client to understand and support their business needs and objectives. He represents clients in business transactions, corporate and partnership law matters, business planning, succession, real estate and environmental matters. He also handles wills, trusts, estate planning and administration.

Business Transactions

Bill works with businesses of all sizes and across numerous industries to provide strategic counsel on business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, alliances and other endeavors. He also represents lenders and borrowers in loan transactions.

Corporate & Partnership

For many years, Bill has been a trusted advisor to companies on a wide range of corporate matters, partnerships, business planning, succession and other day-to-day business needs.

Environmental, Mass Torts & Land Use

Bill represents clients on environmental and land use matters, including federal, state and local regulatory matters.

Real Estate

Real estate law is complex and often involves numerous parties, from buyers, sellers, investors, institutional lenders, developers and individuals. Bill works with clients to help them navigate negotiations, transactions, financing matters, contracts, zoning, land use and other related matters.

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Administration

Bill works with clients to help them preserve their wealth for future generations and ensure that their estate is handled exactly as they intended. He helps clients understand their options, the tax implications and the best way to accomplish their wishes. On the administrative side, Bill represents beneficiaries, heirs and fiduciaries on asset distribution, funding, disposition, tax matters, elections, joint and partial ownership, disputes, litigation, and other issues that may arise.


  • New Jersey state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • J.D., cum laude: Seton Hall University
  • B.A., University of Delaware


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Morris County Bar Association

In the Press

Hall Booth Smith Expands in New Jersey with Addition of Norton, Murphy Attorneys

ATLANTA – April 1, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is expanding in the New Jersey and New York area with the addition of Attorneys from the law firm of Norton, Murphy, Sheehy & Corrubia, P.C., as it continues to strengthen its insurance and liability defense services. Seven Attorneys from the firm will be
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