Gravel & Shea's history began in 1955 when Clarke Albert Gravel (1916-2002) opened his private practice. Prior to opening his practice, Mr. Gravel was Chittenden County State?s Attorney until he became Judge of Probate Court for the District of Chittenden in 1947. Charles T. Shea joined Mr. Gravel in 1967. After earning his J.D. from Georgetown University and then an LLM in Taxation from Boston University, Mr. Shea served as an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in Boston from 1956-1961. He subsequently returned to Vermont and served as the Vermont Commissioner of Taxes until 1967. Today, Gravel & Shea is proud to provide its clients legal services in a wide variety of disciplines, including commercial transactions, civil litigation, real estate, intellectual property, land use and environmental regulation, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, personal injury litigation, employment law, and family law. We hire attorneys only with top credentials, including former judicial clerks, Assistant U.S. Attorneys and practitioners who worked at law firms in major U.S. cities. Gravel & Shea is the Vermont representative member of TAGLaw, a global alliance of high quality, independent law firms with 150 member firms based in 90 countries, providing our clients with access to an international 7,500-lawyer network dedicated to 100% client satisfaction.