Sean J. Fahey

Attorney | Indianapolis

Phone: (317) 977-1472
| Fax: (317) 633-4878

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About Sean

Sean Fahey represents the needs of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in all areas of health care accounts receivable and reimbursement recovery. He helps clients streamline internal processes and procedures for corporate accounts receivable policies and to provide in-service presentations to teach facility staff strategies for reducing outstanding private and Medicaid receivables. Sean counsels clients on admission agreement language relevant to collection matters and provides advice on discharge planning issues. He also advises clients on compliance, contracts, resident guardianship issues and estate claims.

Sean also 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. He is board certified as an Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

Sean is a member of the Elder Law section of the Indiana State Bar Association and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and has been a speaker at national and local long-term care conferences as well as at continuing legal education seminars focusing on nursing home issues.


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 Law 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

Presentation Topics

Sean speaks regularly to groups and at continuing education programs and has spoken on the following topics.

Long-Term Care/Post-Acute Care

  • Designing and Operationalizing an Effective Skilled Nursing Compliance and Ethics Program
  • Keys to Avoiding and Defending Civil Monetary Penalties in Skilled Nursing
  • Skilled Nursing CMS Regulations – Requirements of Participation
  • Key Policies and Procedures for Skilled Nursing Facility Success
  • Resident Medicaid Eligibility Issues in Post-Acute Care
  • Balancing Skilled Nursing Resident Rights with CMS Regulatory Issues
  • Skilled Nursing Resident Discharge and Transfer Planning
  • Keys to Effective Board Governance in Post-Acute Care
  • Guardianship Issues in Long-Term Care
  • Filial Responsibility for Skilled Nursing Resident Past-Due Accounts
  • Who Can Act for Your Resident? What Are They Required to Do? Guardianships, Powers of Attorneys and Supported Decision Making in Post-Acute Care

Estate Planning and Probate

  • Exploring Business Exit Strategies and Business Succession Planning
  • Family Limited Partnerships and 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 Design Wills and Trusts in Indiana

Sean speaks regularly with the following organizations.

  • American Health Care Association (AHCA)
  • LeadingAge (National)
  • American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
  • Health Care Compliance Associations (HCCA)
  • McKnight’s Long Term Care News – National Long Term Care Webinars
  • Indiana Health Care Association
  • Ohio Health Care Association
  • LeadingAge Indiana
  • LeadingAge Iowa
  • LeadingAge Louisiana
  • LeadingAge Texas
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association