Tom
Sullivan

“As client expectations grow and technology accelerates the pace of everything, we strive to exceed those expectations, keep pace, and deliver top-quality service and solutions.”

Having grown up in Des Moines, Tom Sullivan values the quality of life the city has to offer and the opportunities he has had at Nyemaster. As a national insurance hub, Des Moines offers a natural path for Tom to focus his practice on the organizational and regulatory matters in insurance law. He serves many Iowa insurance companies and their affiliates in national operations as well as national insurers in their Iowa regulatory activities.

 

“I enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in how insurance issues are addressed, not just within the sphere of Iowa, but also at a national level,” he says. He works in transactional and business law as well, representing clients in business activities such as mergers and acquisitions, business formation, corporate governance and control issues, sales and purchases of assets, and equity interests.

 

Tom is the Executive Director of and General Counsel for the Iowa Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association and has served the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, chairing several committees over the years as well as serving on its board.

 

Tom is a frequent industry speaker and has participated in various sections of the Iowa State Bar Association. He has served on numerous boards and been active in community organizations and serves on several private foundations.

 

Tom is a frequent speaker on transactional matters and insurance and investment product distribution matters.

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Corporate Counsel Section

 

Polk County Bar Association

 

National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations

  • Board of Directors
  • Members’ Participation Council, Chair

 

Association of Life Insurance Counsel

 

Plymouth Congregational Church

  • Deacon
  • Board of Trustees
  • Personnel Committee
  • Membership Committee

 

Mid-Iowa Council of Boy Scouts of America

  • Executive Committee and Executive Board, 2009–present
  • Vice President of Finance & Administration, 2010–present

 

General representation of a publicly held insurance holding company, in connection with securities and general corporate matters.

 

Representation of domestic and foreign insurance companies and the Iowa Division of Insurance in matters of holding company registrations and transactions including change of control, disclaimer of affiliation, affiliate transactions, and enterprise risk reporting.

 

Representations for acquisitions and/or redomestications of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington domiciled life and property/casualty insurance companies.

 

General corporate and securities representation for New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ companies and their affiliates.

 

Member of Board of Directors of protected cell captive insurance companies.

 

General representation of FINRA member broker-dealers.

 

General representation of federal and state registered investment advisors.

 

Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent

 

OVERVIEW

Having grown up in Des Moines, Tom Sullivan values the quality of life the city has to offer and the opportunities he has had at Nyemaster. As a national insurance hub, Des Moines offers a natural path for Tom to focus his practice on the organizational and regulatory matters in insurance law. He serves many Iowa insurance companies and their affiliates in national operations as well as national insurers in their Iowa regulatory activities.

 

“I enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in how insurance issues are addressed, not just within the sphere of Iowa, but also at a national level,” he says. He works in transactional and business law as well, representing clients in business activities such as mergers and acquisitions, business formation, corporate governance and control issues, sales and purchases of assets, and equity interests.

 

Tom is the Executive Director of and General Counsel for the Iowa Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association and has served the National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations, chairing several committees over the years as well as serving on its board.

 

Tom is a frequent industry speaker and has participated in various sections of the Iowa State Bar Association. He has served on numerous boards and been active in community organizations and serves on several private foundations.

 

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

Tom is a frequent speaker on transactional matters and insurance and investment product distribution matters.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Iowa State Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Corporate Counsel Section

 

Polk County Bar Association

 

National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations

  • Board of Directors
  • Members’ Participation Council, Chair

 

Association of Life Insurance Counsel

 

Plymouth Congregational Church

  • Deacon
  • Board of Trustees
  • Personnel Committee
  • Membership Committee

 

Mid-Iowa Council of Boy Scouts of America

  • Executive Committee and Executive Board, 2009–present
  • Vice President of Finance & Administration, 2010–present

 

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

General representation of a publicly held insurance holding company, in connection with securities and general corporate matters.

 

Representation of domestic and foreign insurance companies and the Iowa Division of Insurance in matters of holding company registrations and transactions including change of control, disclaimer of affiliation, affiliate transactions, and enterprise risk reporting.

 

Representations for acquisitions and/or redomestications of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington domiciled life and property/casualty insurance companies.

 

General corporate and securities representation for New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ companies and their affiliates.

 

Member of Board of Directors of protected cell captive insurance companies.

 

General representation of FINRA member broker-dealers.

 

General representation of federal and state registered investment advisors.

 

RECOGNITION

Martindale-Hubbell
AV® Preeminent