Our Team

Daniel W. Doherty., Esq

Daniel W. Doherty., Esq

Shareholder & Partner
William H. Sheehan III, Esq.

William H. Sheehan III, Esq.

Shareholder & Partner
Robert L. Holloway, Jr., Esq.

Robert L. Holloway, Jr., Esq.

Senior Counsel
Jeffrey Doherty

Jeffrey Doherty

Associate
Alex J. Harrington

Alex J. Harrington

Associate
Peter C. Nechtem

Peter C. Nechtem

Associate
Thomas J. Flannagan

Thomas J. Flannagan

Associate
Amanda Harrison

Amanda Harrison

Firm Administrator
Kathy Sabbio

Kathy Sabbio

Paralegal / Assistant to Attorney William Sheehan
Anita Freed

Anita Freed

Paralegal / Assistant to Daniel Doherty
Catherine Sallerno

Catherine Sallerno

Paralegal
Diane Brusso

Diane Brusso

Paralegal
Tara Quarles

Tara Quarles

Paralegal
Ica Silva

Ica Silva

Accounting Assistant
Nancy Potter-Desjardins

Nancy Potter-Desjardins

Reception

Daniel W. Doherty., Esq

Shareholder & PartnerDaniel W. Doherty., Esq

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Expertise

Daniel Doherty is a shareholder in MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C.. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, tax law, elder law, estate planning and administration. Prior to joining MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C., Mr. Doherty was a partner in a Boston law firm where he headed the tax department. He previously had been a member of a “Big Eight” accounting firm tax department (International Mergers and Acquisitions Group).

He is a co-author of “Limited Liability Companies: The Entity of Choice in Massachusetts,” National Business Institute, Inc. (1996, 1997, 1998) as well as an instructor for the Foundation for Continuing Education, presenting programs such as “IRS Practice and Procedure” (1996-1999), “Corporate Tax Strategies” (1996), “Asset Protection Strategies” (1996-2009), “Choice of Entity” (1999-2009) and “Purchase and Sale of Businesses” (2003-2009). He is a frequent lecturer in the areas of tax and estate planning.

Associations

Mr. Doherty is a member of the American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Tax, Trust & Estate Law, and Real Property), Massachusetts Bar Association (Member, Probate Law and Tax Council), Massachusetts Society of Certified Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Mr. Doherty was recognized by his peers, being selected for inclusion in “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” for his expertise in estate planning in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of Boston Magazine.

Community

Mr. Doherty was born and raised in Peabody, MA and currently resides in Danvers, MA with his family. Mr. Doherty is an active participant in a variety of civic and charitable organizations, holding various Board level positions.

Education

Mr. Doherty graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration. He attended Suffolk University School of Law and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Doherty is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Doherty is admitted in the courts of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Tax Court.

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William H. Sheehan III, Esq.

Shareholder & PartnerWilliam H. Sheehan III, Esq.

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Expertise

William Sheehan is a shareholder in the firm of MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C.  Mr. Sheehan maintains a general practice of law representing both individual and business clients, with an emphasis on civil litigation. He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters including employment law, school law, contracts, real estate, construction law, zoning and land use, business disputes, discrimination claims, personal injury, product liability, and claims involving will contests and the administration of trusts and estates. His trial experience includes trials in the Superior Court, Land Court, Probate and Family Court and District Court Departments of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Mr. Sheehan has successfully argued appeals in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Mr. Sheehan practiced with the firm of Pearl, McNiff, Crean, Cook, Sheehan & Smerczynski from 1977 to 2003 where he was a partner from 1982 to 2003. Mr. Sheehan left the firm to serve as in-house corporate counsel to SPS New England, Inc of Salisbury, Massachusetts for one year in 2004. Mr. Sheehan continues to count SPS New England, Inc. among his many corporate and individual clients.

Associations

Mr. Sheehan is a Past President of the Peabody Bar Association and a member of the Massachusetts, Essex County and Peabody Bar Associations. He is a Corporator of North Shore Bank and is a lector and past vice-chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council of St. Rose of Lima Church in Topsfield, MA.

Community

Mr. Sheehan currently resides in Peabody, MA with his wife. Mr. Sheehan is an active participant in a variety of civic and charitable organizations, holding various Board level positions.

Education

Mr. Sheehan is a graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School, Danvers, MA (1970) where he was named winner of the student athlete award and is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Sheehan attended Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, where he was also a three-year varsity letter winner in cross-country and track and a school record holder. Mr. Sheehan attended Boston University Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree. He was also the American Jurisprudence Award winner in criminal law. Mr. Sheehan was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1977, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1978, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1992, and the United States Supreme Court in 1999.

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Robert L. Holloway, Jr., Esq.

Senior CounselRobert L. Holloway, Jr., Esq.

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Expertise

Robert’s practice focuses on the resolution of complex litigation matters for business and individual clients, in a wide range of substantive areas. He has successfully litigated shareholder derivative actions, securities fraud, lender liability, partnership and close-corporation dissolution matters, trade regulation and consumer protection matters, land use, construction, commercial and banking transaction matters, products liability, employment and discrimination claims, as well as creditor and debtor disputes in the Bankruptcy Court and elsewhere. His representation has included both plaintiffs and defendants in these and many other civil litigation matters. Mr. Holloway’s trial and appellate experience has included federal and state courts in Massachusetts, as well as courts in other jurisdictions.

Associations/Community

Mr. Holloway served for many years as a member of the Board of Editors of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; Director and past President of the Essex County Bar Association; past President of the Massachusetts Bar Association; and as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Ethics Committee, Civil Litigation Council, Complex Commercial Litigation Council, and the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Nominations. He was a member of the Topsfield Board of Health and also served three terms as an elected member of the Masconomet Regional School Committee (1990- 1999). For many years he served as a director of the Topsfield Athletic Association and also served as that organization’s president. Prior thereto, he served as an appointed member of the Danvers Recreation Committee, and as chairman of that Committee. He was a founding member of Hospice of the North Shore and president of that organization and served as a corporator of Beverly Hospital. Mr. Holloway received in 1993 the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Community Service Award.

Mr. Holloway also regularly judges moot court arguments at Boston University School of Law and Harvard Law School and acts as a trial advisor in the Harvard Trial Workshop program. He is a regular panelist on continuing legal education programs, including the recurring MCLE program, “How To Try A Civil Case In Superior Court.”

For more than 30 years Mr. Holloway also has served as a “neutral” -by court appointment and by selection of parties -as a mediator, arbitrator and master, in a wide variety of cases.

Education

Mr. Holloway graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He attended Boston University School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Holloway was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 1973, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1974, the First Circuit Court of Appeals in 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1979, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1992.

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Jeffrey Doherty

AssociateJeffrey Doherty

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Expertise

Jeffrey Doherty concentrates in general corporate and securities law including private placements of securities, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, as well as secured and unsecured debt financing.  Mr. Doherty represents publicly and privately held corporations and business entities in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, e-commerce, software licensing, and commercial lending.

Representative transactions in which Mr. Doherty has served as counsel include:

  • $1.15 billion sale of Simplex Time Recorder Co., Inc. to Tyco
  • Acquisition of Lumina Power by HEICO Corporation
  • Private placements of preferred stock for corporations in a variety of industries
  • Leveraged recapitalization of a custom chemical manufacturer
  • $75 million unsecured revolving credit facility provided by the agent bank and syndicate lenders for an international construction company
  • $12.5 million acquisition line of credit and the related sale of $5.75 million senior subordinated notes for a national lubricant distributor
  • Intellectual property licensing transactions
  • C&I lending transactions in amounts ranging from $1,000,000 to $20,000,000
  • Commercial real estate and construction lending transactions

Associations

Mr. Doherty is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Essex County Bar Association, and the North Shore Chamber of Commerce.

Community

Mr. Doherty was born and raised in Peabody, MA and currently resides in Danvers, MA with his family. Mr. Doherty is an active participant in a variety of civic and charitable organizations, holding various Board level positions.

Education

Mr. Doherty attended Brown University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law.  Mr. Doherty is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Alex J. Harrington

AssociateAlex J. Harrington

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Expertise

Alex Harrington’s practice is primarily concentrated to the area of civil litigation.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Harrington served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Linda Carpenter in the Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.  He also served as an intern under general counsel of Brookwood Financial Partners, a private investment firm in Beverly, and as a summer associate with the Law Office of Donald M. Greenough in Ipswich.

Community

Mr. Harrington currently resides in Chelsea, MA.

Associations

Mr. Harrington is a member of the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Education

Mr. Harrington graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He attended Villanova University’s School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree.

Mr. Harrington is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

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Peter C. Nechtem

AssociatePeter C. Nechtem

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Expertise

Peter C. Nechtem, an associate with MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C., practices primarily in the area of civil litigation. Mr. Nechtem represents individual and business clients in a wide range of matters.  He has successfully represented clients in matters involving contract, construction, corporate shareholder, real estate, zoning and land use, general business, employment, and trust and estate disputes.  Mr. Nechtem also has experience representing clients in various administrative and criminal proceedings. Prior to graduating from Law School, Mr. Nechtem served as an intern in the Trial Division of the Office of the Attorney General and was a member of the Suffolk Prosecutors clinical program, assigned to the Salem District Court.

Associations

Mr. Nechtem is a member of the Essex County Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Community

Mr. Nechtem was born and raised in Topsfield, Massachusetts and currently resides in Burlington, Massachusetts with his family.  Mr. Nechtem is an active participant in a variety of civic and charitable organizations.

Education

Mr. Nechtem graduate from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He attended Suffolk University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. Mr. Nechtem is admitted to practice in the courts of Massachusetts and Florida.

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Thomas J. Flannagan

AssociateThomas J. Flannagan

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Expertise

Thomas J. Flannagan practice is concentrated in the area of civil litigation. He has successfully represented both business and litigation clients in a wide array of matters including disputes concerning minority shareholder rights, complex contractual disputes, employment discrimination claims, claims arising from breaches of non-competition agreements, trust disputes, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, all manner of personal injury claims, land use and other real property disputes, construction disputes, and claims concerning construction bonds.

Mr. Flannagan has trial experience in state and federal courts in Massachusetts. He regularly appears in the Massachusetts Superior, Land, and Probate and Family Courts, as well as the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts. Mr. Flannagan has argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the United States District Court. Additionally, he has arbitrated numerous cases before private arbitrators in Massachusetts.

Prior to joining MacLean Holloway Doherty & Sheehan, P.C., Mr. Flannagan practiced with Patrick J. Riley, now a Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, and complex contractual disputes.

Community

Mr. Flannagan resides in Danvers with his wife and twins. He is active in his community and has served on several subcommittees for the Danvers School Committee on subjects ranging from elementary school facilities and early release days. He has been an assistant coach with the Danvers American Little League for the past three years and is an Assistant Den Leader with Cub Scout Pack 155 in Danvers. Mr. Flannagan is a regular judge in Suffolk University Law School’s various moot court programs. He also volunteers his time as a conciliator at Lynn District Court.

Education

Mr. Flannagan graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He attended Suffolk University School of Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree. He is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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Amanda Harrison

Firm AdministratorAmanda Harrison

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Expertise

Amanda comes to us with an extensive resume in Human Resources and Benefits Administration. Areas of competence include workforce planning, compensation, personnel/handbooks, accounting, and general office administration. She has worked in various sectors including manufacturing, telecom, non-profits, finance, and government.

Associations

Ms. Harrison is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, Society for Human Resource Management and the Northeast Human Resources Association.

Community

Ms. Harrison was born and raised in Greenwich, CT and currently resides with her family in Beverly, MA. She teaches group fitness at the Manchester Athletic Club.

Education

Ms. Harrison graduated from the University of Denver with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She attended Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Business where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and earned her Professional in Human Resources Certificate through the Society for Human Resources Management.

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Kathy Sabbio

Paralegal / Assistant to Attorney William SheehanKathy Sabbio

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Expertise

Kathy Sabbio joined the firm 17 years ago and assists Attorney William Sheehan in all areas of his practice. Ms. Sabbio’s areas of expertise include real estate, commercial loans, and business/LLC formations and management.

Community

Ms. Sabbio enjoys volunteering for charity walks in her community and resides in Lynn, MA with her family.

Education

Ms. Sabbio graduated from Fisher College with her Paralegal certificate.

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Anita Freed

Paralegal / Assistant to Daniel DohertyAnita Freed

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Expertise

Anita joined the firm in 2013 and assists Attorney Daniel Doherty in all of his practice areas, with an emphasis on estate planning and related business and real estate matters. Ms. Freed often goes above and beyond, making personal visits to clients of the firm whom have entrusted us with Trustee matters and require additional personal assistance.

Prior to joining the firm, Anita worked primarily as a copy editor for several publications and digital consulting services. .

Community

Ms. Freed resides in Danvers with her family.

Education

Ms. Freed graduated, with honors, from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She attended the University of New Hampshire where she earned her Master of Arts in English/Non-Fiction writing. Ms. Freed earned her Paralegal Certificate from North Shore Community College.

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Catherine Sallerno

Paralegal Catherine Sallerno

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Expertise

Cate comes to us with an extensive 10+ year resume in paralegal services in Estate, Trust, and Business Administration. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Sallerno worked at various big Boston firms and brings an array of expertise to the partners she supports.

Community

Cate was born and raised in Massachusetts

Education

Ms. Sallerno earned her Bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies.

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Diane Brusso

ParalegalDiane Brusso

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Expertise

Diane comes to us with an extensive background in the areas of estate planning and family law. She assists multiple attorneys in all areas of the practice.

Community

Ms. Brusso was born in Malden and raised in Peabody, MA, though has lived most of her adult life in Amesbury and Haverhill, MA where she currently resides with her son.

Education

Ms. Brusso attended North Shore Community College.

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Tara Quarles

ParalegalTara Quarles

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Expertise

In 2017 Tara joined our paralegal team supporting our Corporate Real Estate department extending her knowledge into Commercial Real Estate and transactions.

Tara comes to us with significant experience in the Real Estate industry. Her fondness for real estate began in her mother’s real estate brokerage as child. Often she would tag along on showings and visit the office frequently. She started selling and managing residential real estate (primarily multifamily dwellings) several years ago while partnering with her mother and learning the business. After the real estate market collapse of 2007-2008, she applied her skills to the legal field and obtained her Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. Having been exposed to Family Law, Worker’s Compensation and Estates and Trusts Law during her legal career, she determined that her strength still remained in Real Estate. In doing so, she became familiar with residential conveyancing, title research and clearing, the sale of foreclosed assets and real estate contracts.

Community

Tara resides on the Northshore with her family and enjoys, the beach, boating and cooking in her time off.

Education

Tara earned her Associate of Science in Para legal Studies from North Shore Community College and is a  licensed real estate agent.

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Ica Silva

Accounting AssistantIca Silva

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Expertise

Ica is responsible for the Firm’s accounting functions, including payable and receivables. Ms. Silva is adept in various programs including Quicken and ProLaw.

Community

Ica was born and raised in Albania and moved to Peabody, MA in 2007 where she continues to reside with her family.

Education

She graduated from North Shore Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business.

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Nancy Potter-Desjardins

ReceptionNancy Potter-Desjardins

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Nancy is the friendly greeting you encounter when you enter our lobby or call us on the phone. She resides in Lynnfield, MA with her family.

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