Michael Sullivan has represented both publicly and privately held companies in a broad range of complex transactions including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, tender offers, venture financings, joint ventures, mergers, stock purchases, and asset purchases. Mr. Sullivan has also represented investment banks in public financing transactions and private equity funds in various mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Sullivan has been recognized by The Legal 500 US 2018 for his work with REITs. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sullivan clerked for Chief Judge William J. Zloch of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Corporate Law and Governance Developments," RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, September 2016
  • Speaker, "Business Structure and Tax Strategies for Start-ups," Association of Bioscience Financial Officers (ABFO) National Conference, May 2016
  • Speaker, "Capital Markets," RR Donnelley's SEC Hot Topics Institute, May 2014
  • Mr. Sullivan regularly speaks and presents on M&A topics for the San Diego Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel 

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Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1999
    Order of the Coif, Executive Board - Northwestern Law Review
  • BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992