Sean M. Byrne, Esq. is a trusts, estates, and real property attorney and litigator who combines an accomplished background in law, government, and media relations with his advocacy for senior citizens. Sean augments Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A.’s practice in probate, trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and trust & estate litigation.
Sean is a former chair of the Sarasota Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Section. In 2018, Sean was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, which recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in Florida. He holds a JD from The American University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated cum laude, and he received his BA in Political Science and Economics from Texas Lutheran University, graduating magna cum laude with honors.
Sean 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 trust & estate litigation, probate administration, and the tax incentives of conservation easements have also been published by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s ‘The Docket.’
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.
Sean is a member of the Florida Bar, Leadership Sarasota County, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court. He has been a director on several community boards and is a lecturer on topics relating to probate and guardianship litigation, as well as the tax and financial advantages of 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. And he was in a rock band after college, briefly.