Nicholas Sullivan

Nicholas Sullivan

Associate

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  • New Jersey

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  • District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Nick, an Associate with the firm, concentrates his practice on public governance and compliance, corporate law and governance, and construction law. In addition, Nick has extensive experience in municipal law, contract drafting and negotiations, education law, and civil litigation.

In the area of public governance and compliance, Nick serves as outside general counsel, labor counsel, and special counsel for State, county, and municipal entities, and school boards. Nick represents these public entities in all facets of the legal process including drafting resolutions, attending meetings of the governing body, drafting and negotiating contracts and labor agreements, procurement procedures, responding to Open Public Records Act requests, and legal compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.

In the area of corporate law and governance, Nick has assisted in defending corporations and nonprofits in civil investigations and has assisted in representing small and large privately owned corporations in drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock sales agreements, and merger and acquisition agreements.

Nick also assists the firm’s Construction Practice Group in representing construction companies, including general contractors, subcontractors, and developers, in securing public and private contracts. Nick reviews and assesses bid specifications, drafts Open Public Records Act requests, and assists in representing these clients in bid protests and litigation. Recently, Nick was published in the April 2022 edition of Utility & Transportation Contractor – the official publication of the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey. His article, Retention of Design-Build Plans: The Answer is in the Agreement discusses a recent lawsuit where there was a dispute about who was the rightful owner of the design plans for a public project that was not completed. He was also published in the April 2021 edition of Utility & Transportation Contractor Association magazine. This article, Federal Acquisition Regulations and Small Business Concerns: What do you need to know? discussed the issues surrounding federal construction contracts for small businesses.

Before joining the firm, Nick was employed as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. During his time as a Deputy Attorney General, Nick defended the State of New Jersey, its agencies, and employees in a variety of litigations involving alleged employment and civil rights violations. In this role, Nick regularly appeared before the New Jersey Superior Court, New Jersey Appellate Division, and the District Court of New Jersey.

Nick began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Jeanne T. Covert in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Burlington Vicinage. Nick completed the two-year accelerated Juris Doctorate program at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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