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Sean Clancy



Sean Clancy is the team 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.

What do you focus on?

Tax Planning

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.

Executive Compensation/Employment

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.

Corporate Governance/Disclosure

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.

What do you see on the horizon?

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.

Presentations

  • “Emerging Issues and Key Trends in M&A for 2018,” LexisNexis Webinar, January 30, 2018

Don't miss it: Nixon Peabody pilots Tegna’s $105M TV stations deal

Law360 | August 24, 2018

Washington DC partner and team leader John Partigan is mentioned in this article for leading the deal team in Tegna Inc.’s $105 million acquisition of local television stations in Ohio and Texas. The deal team also included partners Sean Clancy, Brian Kopp, Jean McCreary and Denise Pursley; counsel Todd Shinaman; and associates Pierce Han, Dara Histed, Carolyn Lowry and Dana Stanton.

Montana Highlights

Big Sky Business Journal | April 09, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this roundup of major Montana business news for its representation of Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc., in its acquisition of Ruby Valley Bank in Twin Bridges, Montana. Nixon Peabody’s deal team was led by Public Company Transactions partner Lloyd Spencer and senior counsel Ray Gustini and included Public Company Transactions partner Sean Clancy, Real Estate partner Colette Dafoe, Energy & Environmental Group partner Jean McCreary, and Labor & Employment partners Jeff Gilbreth, Yelena Gray and Tom McCord.

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms and Stories On Law360

Law360 | April 08, 2018

The article “Tax Reform’s Impact on Private Equity,” written by NP attorneys Sean Clancy, Shahzad Malik, Praveen Ayyagari and Brian Mahoney, was one of Law360’s most-clicked items last week.

Tax Reform’s Impact On Private Equity

Law360 | April 03, 2018

Washington DC public company transactions partner Sean Clancy and associate Praveen Ayyagari, Rochester M&A and corporate transactions associate Brian Mahoney and Los Angeles M&A and corporate transactions partner Shahzad Malik contributed this expert analysis column on tax reform’s impact on private equity.

Tegna Goes Shopping for Big Four Affiliates

The Deal | March 02, 2018

Public Company Transactions practice group leader John Partigan and attorneys Brian Kopp, Mike Hausknecht, Allan Floro, Justin Thompson, Sean Clancy, Pierce Han, Erin Kansy and Carolyn Lowry were mentioned in this article for representing Tegna in its recent purchase of a CBS-affiliated TV station and two radio stations in San Diego.

3 Firms Steer $1B Real Estate Portfolio Deals Through Feb.

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.

Nixon Peabody Adds Tax Partner from Squire Patton

Law360 | January 15, 2016

This feature story highlights the arrival of Washington, DC, securities partner Sean Clancy.

Contact

Sean Clancy

Partner
Team Leader, Tax

Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8332


Fax: 855-689-9184

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

  • Adjunct Professor of Law (2000–2008), Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center and the Master of Laws in Taxation Program
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Tax Section
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