Paul E. Sullivan - Frost Brown Todd LLC
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Paul E. Sullivan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 859-244-3211

Bill is a member of Frost Brown Todd LLC’s Louisville office. His practice focuses on securities and corporate law with an emphasis on venture capital and private equity financing, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. In this capacity, he has represented numerous businesses, from start-ups to public companies.

He has also represented a number of venture capital funds and is a member of the Board of Directors of Commonwealth Seed Capital, LLC. He served on the KBA Committee which drafted the Kentucky Limited Liability Company Act and registered limited liability partnership legislation. Bill has written and spoken on numerous continuing legal education topics and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Law School in 1995 (Corporate Finance) and in 1999 (Venture Capital) and received the Gordon Davidson Teaching Award from the University of Louisville. Bill is the Chairman of the Frost Brown Todd emerging businesses and venture capital group. He was named in the The Best Lawyers in America® for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 and was ranked in Chambers USA®, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for the same years.

Bill served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert F. Chapman, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, and Yale Law School.

University of KentuckyBA 1968University of Kentucky College of LawJ.D. 1971
Kentucky Bar AssociationDepartment of Banking & SecuritiesDepartment of Labor for the State of Kentucky

Case History


Recent transactions include:

Successful structuring of a $700 million tender offer for a publicly traded company

Negotiating with investment bankers for $1.4 billion of mezzanine financing, consisting of high yield subordinated debentures, secured bank facilities and equity structures utilizing zero coupon bonds

Working with Oracle Consulting Company on the development and implementation of internet portals and the financing of same

Negotiating with investment banking firms for the procurement of venture capital for the development of power plants

Several business acquisitions involving public and private power plants

Several business acquisitions involving public and private entities, union and nonunion organizations, various tax structures, utilization of all forms of public and private financing.

Office Location

Lexington Financial Center, Suite 2800
250 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507-1749
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance