Michael Sullivan, Corporate, Acquisitions, Finance Attorney

Michael M. Sullivan

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msullivan@taylorenglish.com
770.434.1567
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Mike Sullivan is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group. He is an experienced trusted advisor to his small and mid-size corporate clients and their owners and C-Level officers, and is his clients “go-to” lawyer for all of their legal needs. He helps clients grow their business and profits in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions and documents. He has assisted clients negotiate all forms of complex Corporate and Commercial Agreements and Contracts, Shareholder and Buy-Sell Agreements, Customer & Vendor Agreements, Employment, Independent Contractor & Work for Hire Agreements, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, etc. His clients are in diverse industries--manufacturing, logistics and distribution, software, technology, critical communications systems, professional services, renewable energy, product services, fractional CFO services, hospitality, professional counseling, IT services, private equity, staffing, broker-dealer and construction.

Mr. Sullivan’s principal areas of concentration include general corporate, commercial and business matters, family-business law, financial matters, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with CPAs and tax experts to advise U.S. clients on their legal structure and other matters when entering new International markets, and has negotiated numerous cross-border transactions for U.S. clients. He also assists foreign clients, most recently from Ireland and China, enter the U.S. and North American markets. He helps structure their U.S. operations and assist them in retaining other professional service providers. 

Mr. Sullivan has represented clients in private placements of equity and debt securities, venture capital investments, project finance, and joint venture transactions, including SBA Mentor-Protégé joint ventures. He has assisted family-owned clients in establishing advisory Boards and corporate governance matters, and led professional service teams in planning and implementing succession and estate plans for clients.

Mr. Sullivan began his legal career with a large Wall Street law firm, and later spent several years as an Inside lawyer with a diversity of companies--large and small, hi-tech and low-tech and public and private companies. Before returning to private practice with Taylor English, he was SVP-CLO with Sanmina Corporation, a Fortune 250 Company headquartered in San Jose, California, and a publicly-traded global electronic products manufacturing company with 60,000 employees in 23 countries. 

While at Sanmina (and prior to that with SCI Systems, Inc.) Mr. Sullivan headed the legal team on numerous public and private financings--Convertible Subordinated Debentures & Notes, Revolving Credit Facilities, Letter of Credit Facilities, Commercial Paper Programs and Industrial Revenue Bonds--and negotiated numerous acquisitions with Multi-National companies in 20 foreign countries.  

Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

New York State Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar

American Bar Association, Business Law Section-Corporate Governance Subcommittee; Intellectual Property Committee, Science and Technology Subcommittee, former member

Atlanta Bar Association, former member

American Corporate Counsel Association, former member

Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, former member

National Association of Stock Administrators, former member

Community Involvement

Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Secretary and Member of Board of Directors

Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Bylaws Committee

Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Development Alliance

Peachtree Corners Business Association, Founding Member

Chamblee Business Association

Hands On Atlanta, Volunteer

Sandy Springs Clean-Up, Volunteer

Practice Highlights

Experience

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Education

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, JD, 1972

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Catholic University Law Review, Editor 

Fairfield University, BA, political science/government, 1965

Bar Admissions

Georgia

New York

District of Columbia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Corporate Law, 2014-2015