Patricia Sheridan

Patricia Sheridan

Associate Professor

Department : Accounting / Law/ CIS

Email : patricia.sheridan@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7470

Office : DLS 410

Education

JD, Fordham University
BA, Manhattan College

About

Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member, I practiced law for almost fifteen years.  I began my legal career as a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke in New York City, where I focused on federal securities regulation and corporate governance matters.  I then operated my own law practice in Westchester County, New York and specialized in trusts and estates and real estate transactions.  During law school, I worked as a law clerk in the corporate legal department of Kraft General Foods, Inc. and also as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. 

I am the president-elect of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business and a former associate editor for the Westchester Bar Journal. I am currently admitted to practice law in New York State and am a member of the New York State Bar Association as well as the Employment Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Research

My current research interests include education law and policy, contract law, employment law, and trusts and estates issues relating to domicile.

Professional Experience

Memberships

  • President-Elect and Program Chair, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2015-2016)
  • Vice President, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business (2014-2015)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Academy of Legal Studies Business

Publications & Professional Activities

  • "Tracking Off-Campus Speech: Can Public Schools Monitor Students' Social Media?" P. Sheridan, Southern Law Journal, Volume 25, Spring 2015.
  • "Advising Students or Practicing Law: The Formation of Implied Attorney-Client Relationships with Students," P. Sheridan, Journal of Legal Studies Education, Volume 31, Summer 2014.
  • “Broken Promises – Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages for Breach of Wedding-Related Contracts,” P. Sheridan, North East Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Volume 26, Fall 2011.
  • “The Effect of Tax Apportionment Clauses on Non-Testamentary Assets,” P. Sheridan, Westchester Bar Journal, Spring/Summer 2009. (Reprinted in Vol.43, No.2, Trusts and Estates Law Section, Summer 2010, New York State Bar Association.)
  • "Determining Domicile of Nursing Home Residents,” North East Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Vol. 20, Fall 2008.
  • “Original Probate of a Nondomicilary’s Will under Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act Section 1605(2)(c),” Westchester Bar Journal, Fall/Winter 2005.

Refereed Proceedings:

"When a House is Not a Home - Domicile Intent under New York State Law,"  Proceedings, Association on Employment Practices and Principles, New York City, October 2006.

Conference Presentations:

  • "Tracking Off-Campus Speech: Can Public Schools Monitor Students' Social Media?" North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Lenox, Massachusetts, April 2014.
  • "Advising Students or Practicing Law: The Formation of Implied Attorney-Client Relationships with Students," Academy of Legal Studies in Business (International), Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2013.
  • “Broken Vows – Emotional Distress Damages in Breach of Wedding-Related Contracts,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Ithaca, New York, April 2010.
  •  “The Effect of Tax Apportionment Clauses on Nontestamentary Assets,” Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2010.
  • “Sure Fire Techniques that Work in Teaching Business Law Topics”, Panelist, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Cooperstown, New York, May 2008.
  • “Determining Domicile of Nursing Home Residents,” North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Galloway, New Jersey, April 2007; Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, Saint Michael’s, Maryland, March 2007.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Fordham University School of Law - American Jurisprudence Award in Real Estate Finance
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Grants

  • Manhattan College Summer Grant (2016)

Courses Taught/Teaching

LAW 203      Business Law I
LAW 304      Business Law II
MBAL 644     Employment Law