Babette B. Bach, Esq.
Fredric C. Jacobs, Esq.
Sean M. Byrne, Esq.
Sean M. Byrne, Esq. is a trusts, estates, and real property attorney who combines an accomplished background in law, government, and media relations with his advocacy for senior citizens. Sean augments Bach & Jacobs’ practice in wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and probate litigation. Sean holds a JD from The American University in Washington, DC, where he graduated cum laude. Sean received a BS in Political Science and Economics from Texas Lutheran University, graduating magna cum laude with honors.
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 Byrne 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 the tax incentives of conservation easements have also been published by the Sarasota County Bar Association’s The Docket.
Sean is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Counsel, Leadership Sarasota County, the Sarasota County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division. He is also a director on several community boards and is a lecturer on topics relating to the tax and financial advantages of land conservation.
Sherri Fritz, FRP
Loretta Van Zandt
Loretta Van Zandt, a Florida Registered Paralegal, has extensive experience in Probate and Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Litigation. She also has worked in Real Estate, Business Law and some Litigation. Loretta also has more than 20 years experience in customer service and the service of legal process. She particularly enjoys assisting and getting to know clients.
Loretta is from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Havertown, PA and enjoyed all the history associated with Philadelphia. She moved to Florida in 2005 for the sunshine and has found watching our beautiful sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico is a favourite new pastime. Loretta loves spending time with her family and travelling. She has a daughter, son-in-law and two adorable grandchildren. She enjoys reading, combing flea markets, cooking and creating crafts.
Mary Lynne was born in Cherry Hill, NJ and was raised in Orlando, FL. She graduated from Valencia Community College in Orlando and also attended the University of Central Florida where she studied finance and accounting. She recently retired from the Orange County Clerk of Court and moved to Venice, FL in May of 2014.
Mary Lynne has two daughters and a grandson who live in Orlando. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Mary Lynne enjoys watching all sports, but especially watching college football and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners. You can also find her some weekends out on the boat enjoying the water and sunshine or just relaxing at home watching movies.