Bryan M. Sullivan advises and represents his clients as a legal strategist in all their business affairs assisting them in achieving their business goals while ensuring that they receive the utmost level of protection along the way. Bryan’s goal is to obtain for his clients a net gain by balancing specific, imminent business and legal needs with overarching client goals.
Bryan implements effective, creative strategies by drawing upon his wide range of business experience and legal expertise, which gives him a unique appreciation of the importance of harmonizing the many varying, and sometimes competing, demands that exist in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business world. Bryan has experience on the litigation and appeals side of the practice, as well as with entertainment and intellectual property contracts, investment and financing agreements, and corporate structure documents on the dealmaking side. He is also well-versed in the exercise of a corporate officer’s or director’s fiduciary duties and has advised many individuals on their respective obligations as an officer and/or director of a company. From complex litigation to negotiation strategy to everyday business decisions, Bryan knows how to prioritize the client’s needs and to ensure a net gain and positive result for the client.
Bryan was named to Variety‘s 2023 and 2022 “Legal Impact Report,” has been named in the The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2017 for Commercial Transactions / UCC Law and each year since 2018 for Entertainment Law, was recognized by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal in 2015 as one of the “Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 in California,” and was recognized by national legal publication Law360 in 2013 as one of the top 100 attorneys under 40 in the United States. Further, from 2008-2014, Bryan was named a “Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters and Los Angeles Magazine and, from 2015-2022, a “Super Lawyer” by the same publications.
Also, Bryan is well-known in the community for his non-profit activism and work on political campaigns. He is involved as an officer or director of several non-profit groups, including Basta, Inc., a tenants’ rights group; I Vote, Inc., a youth voter engagement group; and the Lion Fund For Children, a group that helps victims of sex abuse. In 2012, the Liberty Hill Foundation honored Bryan with its 2012 NextGen Leadership Award at its annual ChangeLA Event at the W Hotel Hollywood recognizing Bryan’s dedication to non-profit work and political activism.
In addition, in April of 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Bryan to the City of Los Angeles’ Affordable Housing Commission where Bryan served until March 2015 when he resigned to join Mayor Garcetti’s reelection campaign.
Bryan received his law degree in 2000 from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 in Political Science, History and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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