Jennifer Sullivan handles a rich diversity of matters in her practice. Within the transactional law realm, she routinely advises clients in the selection of their corporate structure and the formation of their new business entities as well as the prosecution of trademarks. Jennifer assists creative professionals, visual artists, designers, community organizations, and gallerists in negotiating, drafting and supplementing agreements to govern their transactions, including releases and assignments, and licensing, leasing, and vendor agreements, and especially enjoys giving artists and makers tools to protect their intellectual property rights. She helps her clients think through the practical aspects of bringing their artistic enterprises and creative endeavors to life, and sustaining them as they evolve.
As a civil litigator, Jennifer plays a significant part in the firm’s Fiduciary and Chancery Litigation practice. She handles suits seeking the aid and guidance of the courts to promote the lawful distribution of estates, as well as actions seeking the partition of jointly held real estate, contesting wills and ascertaining the proper construction of wills, interpreting or reforming trust agreements, and substituting or removing executors/trustees for breach of duty. She is energized by solving complex intestate succession puzzles where elaborate family trees, unclaimed property, and unknown heirs complicate the scheme of distribution, and is eager to help ease the burden on families wading through the murky waters of estate or trust administration following the death of a loved one. As such, Jennifer counsels clients in their role as fiduciaries, shepherding personal representatives through the estate or trust administration process, and has served as fiduciary herself as needed. In addition, Jennifer works on matters concerning the abuse of powers of attorney and compelling accountings from agents acting under power of attorney, and assists individuals, couples, and families with their estate planning needs.
Jennifer also represents commercial lenders, businesses and individuals embroiled in breach of contract battles, landlord-tenant disputes, and administrative actions, primarily home health care agencies combating disgorgement of Medicaid reimbursements in administrative appeals before the Department of Medical Assistance Services.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., Articles Editor, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
- Boston University, English and Economics, magna cum laude
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- Aided the Administrator of a complex and unusual estate of an adopted individual in ascertaining the appropriate distribution to heirs by intestate succession;
- Assisted a home health care agency combating the disgorgement of its Medicaid reimbursement in an administrative appeal before the Department of Medical Assistance Services; and
- Reviewed release for local painter showing art in nationally syndicated television program on HGTV.
- Selected to the Super Lawyer’s “Rising Stars” Virginia List, Civil Litigation Defense category, 2013 – 2018
- Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law category, 2017
Past Speaking Engagements
- Virginia State Bar – Young Lawyers Conference
- Virginia Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
- Richmond Bar Association
- Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
- American Red Cross Richmond Chapter Leadership Development Council – Class of 2010
- St. Andrew’s School, Marketing Committee
- Art180, Development Committee