Sean Clancy is the practice group leader of Nixon Peabody’s Tax practice, and a member of the firm’s Public Company Transactions team. He assists clients with a broad range of tax and business planning matters and related tax policy matters.
I advise clients on federal tax planning, including assistance in structuring mergers and acquisitions and other transactions. In addition, I counsel private equity funds on domestic and cross-border taxation and corporate finance matters, including mezzanine debt, minority stock and control positions. I also draft and analyze domestic partnership, joint venture, LLC, disregarded entity and other pass-through arrangements.
I assist compensation committees of boards of directors and internal human resources departments with respect to drafting, implementing and administering executive compensation, employment/change of control arrangements and incentive/bonus plans, including state and federal employment tax withholding/reporting obligations and deductibility of compensation, perquisites/fringe benefits and nonqualified deferred compensation.
I work with both for-profit and nonprofit clients on corporate formation and governance. In addition, I help analyze and counsel on compliance with the recommended and model pay practices of institutional investors, public interest groups and other stakeholders. I counsel clients regarding compliance with various regulatory (SEC ’33/’34, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, TARP, Federal Reserve, etc.) and stock exchange (NYSE/NASDAQ) requirements.
A continued increase in transactions/deal flow, notwithstanding expected legislative change in the federal tax code. Monitoring of federal tax reform proposals is key to advising clients seeking to structure strategic and capital transactions.
Law360 | March 09, 2017
Boston M&A and corporate transactions partners Linda Ji and Jack Fainberg were noted as representing Chinese companies Cindat Capital Management Ltd. and Union Life Insurance Co. in a joint venture to invest $930 million in a real estate portfolio held by U.S. health care company Welltower Inc. The full deal team included partners Allen Lynch, Colette Dafoe, and Sean Clancy, and associates Dustin Hawks, Julia Walcott, and Alexander Rosso.
Law360 | January 15, 2016
This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, securities partner Sean Clancy.
Georgetown University Law Center, M.L., Taxation
Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Lehigh University, B.A., with honors
District of Columbia
U.S. Tax Court