David M. Sheehan, Esquire
Mr. Sheehan’s law practice includes general corporate representation, health care, complex real estate financing transactions, and complex litigation matters for a broad spectrum of healthcare entities, businesses in real estate development, and governmental entities.
Mr. Sheehan has represented a wide array of interests in emergency medicine for more than 25 years, including numerous emergency medicine practice groups affiliated with Maryland Emergency Medicine Network which he helped form in 1998. He has negotiated a number of hospital contracts with emergency medicine groups. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Maryland Emergency Medicine Network during its rapid expansion to include ten Maryland hospital systems. He has provided legal representation for employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and the defense of individual emergency medicine physicians before the Board of Physicians, and has assisted in the development of research projects in emergency medicine. Mr. Sheehan has provided long term legal representation to the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine as well as other academic medicine groups in surgery, radiation oncology, cardiology, and internal medicine. He has also represented an academic medical center as it expanded into entrepreneurial activities.
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, Maryland. A graduate of Boston College (B.S.) and Georgetown University (J.D.), 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 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 the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (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. 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. Mr. Sheehan is married to Janet Owens, the former County Executive for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Mr. Sheehan managed her campaigns for elective office.