Mike Sullivan is Managing Officer/CEO of Gray Plant Mooty, serves on the firm's Board of Directors, and chairs its Corporate and Business Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, general corporate/business counseling and securities offerings—including private placements, venture capital financings, and private equity and debt offerings. In addition to his transactional work for clients, Mike spends a considerable amount of time working with owners of closely held and family businesses to resolve issues and disputes among stakeholders; he also acts as the outside general counsel for several of the firm’s clients, managing their full range of legal needs.
Clients and adversaries alike value Mike’s leadership, patience, persistence, and practical approach to problem solving. They claim that these qualities are what differentiate Mike. Here is a sampling of some of the feedback he has received:
Mike’s patience, persistence, and can-do attitude when approaching complex business transactions and his ability to deal with an attorney at a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company one minute and the owners of a small shoe store the next minute comes from having a variety of life experiences, including being raised in a family with six kids, living and teaching English in a rural community along the Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border, interning in the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the United States Senate, walking from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, parking cars at the United States Senate, bussing tables in Breckenridge, Colorado, living in Manhattan and working at a major financial institution on Wall Street, traveling to India on over a dozen occasions, and, last but not least, competing in the giant sunflower contest at the Minnesota State Fair (taking home the coveted first place Blue Ribbon).
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.