Sean Sullivan assists companies requiring assistance with their benefits and compensation programs. From small doctors' groups to multi-national, publicly traded businesses, a diverse group of companies use Mr. Sullivan's services. In all cases, he is drawn to the personal, non-abstract nature of his work. He does not "give advice from an ivory tower," and appreciates that real people are affected by the decisions he is helping clients make. Mr. Sullivan embraces the challenge of delivering timely, practical, direct counsel in a field that is not always an exact science.

He brings a bright personality to his practice, in which he focuses on:

  • equity-based compensation plans, such as stock options, restricted stock, and phantom stock plans
  • employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • welfare and fringe benefit plans
  • ERISA disputes and negotiations
  • tax-qualified retirement plans, including profit sharing, 401(k), cash balance, and traditional pension plans


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ESOP Association
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Tennessee Center for Employee Ownership, Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • Community Resource Center, Board of Directors
  • Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, Board of Directors
  • United Way Tocqueville Society