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, and 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 Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University, where he worked as a faculty research assistant. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Delaware, majoring 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.


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 including buyers, sellers, investors, institutional lenders, developers, and other individuals. Bill works with these clients to help them navigate negotiations, transactions, financing matters, contracts, zoning, land use, and other related matters.

Wills, Trusts, & Estate 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.



State Courts:

  • New Jersey

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • J.D., cum laude, Seton Hall University
  • B.A., University of Delaware


  • Morris County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State 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