Senior Associate

Harrison B. Sullivan

Corporate clients call on Harrison to advise them on M&A transactions, private securities offerings, complex contract negotiations and property tax incentive transactions. Charities, churches, ministries, private foundations and other exempt organizations seek out Harrison to form, exempt and serve as corporate, tax and outside general counsel.

Biography

Harrison is a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group and the firm’s nonprofit group. As a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group, Harrison regularly represents clients in various merger, acquisition and joint venture transactions, corporate financing matters, business planning and formation, negotiation and documentation of commercial contracts and various regulatory compliance issues, employment matters and executive compensation arrangements. As a member of the firm’s nonprofit group, Harrison regularly advises foundations, public charities, educational institutions, churches and supporting organizations on a variety of formation, contract, compliance, employment, intellectual property and estate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Harrison practiced in the field of public finance where he regularly represented cities, counties, development authorities, real estate development companies, lenders and investment banks in a variety of public finance matters, including tax incentive financings, project finance transactions, public-private partnerships, tax increment financings, municipal bond financings and various property tax matters. Most recently, he worked at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, an international AmLaw 100 firm, where he was a member of the firm’s commercial finance, infrastructure and project finance, public-private partnerships, real estate and tax groups.

When he is away from work, Harrison enjoys traveling, fly-fishing, reading, exercising, asado-style grilling and spending time with his dog.

Experience

Represented a private equity firm in the divestiture of an operating company located in Mexico.

Represented a business owner in the sale of a software development company to a Canadian private equity firm.

Represented a manufacturing company in the negotiation of an executive employment agreement.

Represented various real estate development companies in tax incentive financings in Fulton County.

Represented an institutional lender in its construction loan for a large mixed-use development in Atlanta.

Represented a downtown development authority in a public-private partnership transaction to redevelop the city’s downtown center.

Represented a city in the creation and implementation of several tax allocation districts in order to help revitalize the city’s downtown area.

Represented a large joint development authority in a project finance and tax incentives transaction to help facilitate solar power capabilities in the surrounding area.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Government Ownership of Stock in a Corporation, 11 Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy 54 (2016).

Professional and Civic Activities

Harrison served as Vice Chair of the founding board of a proposed charter school in DeKalb County. Harrison also served as a leader with Young Life, East Atlanta.