Sullivan Announces Four New Partners

Press Release
January 7, 2015

Boston, MA – January 7, 2015 – Sullivan is pleased to announce that Ashley H. Brooks, Nicole M. Crum and Amy A. Zuccarello have been elected as partners of the firm.  

"This talented group of lawyers has made outstanding contributions to the firm and we are pleased and proud to welcome them to the partnership," said Managing Partner, Joel R. Carpenter. "We look forward to their continued leadership and success."

The following is brief biographical information about each of our new partners:   

Ashley H. Brooks, Real Estate, Boston
Ms. Brooks' practice focuses on secured lending, commercial real estate acquisition and disposition, private/preferred equity investing, development and leasing representing both private and public companies for commercial, retail, hotel and industrial projects throughout the United States. Her experience includes negotiating and documenting complex commercial loan facilities and construction loans, portfolio acquisitions and sales, structuring multiple preferred equity ventures, ground leases, sale-leasebacks, restructuring of troubled loans, workouts and foreclosures, options and puts, and tax-free exchanges.

Nicole M. Crum, Investment Management, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Crum's practice focuses on the representation of mutual funds and their independent directors, as well as broker-dealers and investment advisers. She counsels mutual funds and their independent directors on the organization, offering and operation of mutual funds. Ms. Crum counsels U.S. and non-U.S. financial services clients on all aspects of SEC and self-regulatory organization registration and regulation, including issues relating to the registration status of U.S. and non-U.S. entities, client disclosure, the development of new products, changes in ownership or control, finder arrangements, examinations, and reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

Amy A. Zuccarello, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Boston
Ms. Zuccarello practices in the areas of business restructuring, bankruptcy and corporate finance. She has a creditor-based practice representing lenders, indenture trustees and other secured and unsecured creditors in complex corporate debt restructurings and insolvency matters. She also has wide-ranging transactional experience in asset-backed financings, aircraft sales and leases, both public and private asset securitizations, real estate project financings and other structured transactions. Ms. Zuccarello has substantial experience in U.C.C. Article 9 matters, advising lenders on remedial issues and structuring foreclosure sales with respect to a variety of collateral types.  

About Sullivan
Sullivan is a leading corporate law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 185 lawyers in Boston, London, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. For more information please visit   

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