Fahey, Sean J.

Sean J Fahey
Sean J. Fahey

Practice Areas:
Estate Planning & Administration, General Business Transactions & Services, Long-Term Care and Post-Acute, Tax, Tax Exemption

Firm:Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
One American Square Suite 2000 Indianapolis, IN 46282
(317) 977-1472
Firm Website: http://www.hallrender.com/

Mr. Fahey focuses his practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and general business matters, with an emphasis on the implementation of business succession planning techniques for business owners.

He has represented individuals and families in structuring their business transactions as well as planning their personal income tax and estate tax matters. His practice includes advising clients on charitable giving techniques.

Mr. Fahey is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board of the Indiana State Bar Association (2007-present).


  • University of Rochester, B.A. – 1989


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. – 1992


  • Indiana
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Board of Directors – At-Large Member, 2013
  • Chair – Estate Planning and Administration Section, 2011-2012
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Chair – Tax Section, 2011-2012
  • Member – Probate, Trust & Property Section
  • Member – Probate, Trust & Property Section Legislative Study and Review Committee
  • Member – Elder Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Member – Probate, Trusts and Real Property Section
  • Member – Property Preservation Task Force
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member – Planned Giving Advisory Board, Catholic Community Foundation – Archdiocese of Indianapolis
  • Volunteer Attorney – Ruth Lilly Hospice Center


  • Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Mr. Fahey speaks regularly to groups and at continuing education programs, and has spoken on the following topics:

  • Choosing Among the Leveraging Techniques for Family Business Succession Planning
  • Exploring Business Exit Strategies and Business Succession Planning
  • Family Limited Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies in Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection in Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples
  • Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients
  • How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Indiana
  • Best Practices for Estate Planning in Indiana
  • Private Annuities in Estate Planning