Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

G. Thomas Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is a shareholder and member of our Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department. His practice is concentrated in the areas of transactional and business law (organization, operations, and planning), insurance law (organization and regulatory), and real estate law (secured commercial lending and transactional). His representations have included most aspects of publicly and privately held companies’ business activities, including formation, governance and control issues, sales and purchases of assets and equity interests. Tom has served numerous Iowa domestic insurance companies and their affiliated companies in their national operations, and many national insurers in their Iowa regulatory activities. Tom is the Executive Director and General Counsel to the Iowa Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Associations.

Tom has been active in the Business Law, Real Property, and Corporate Counsel Sections of the Iowa State Bar Association. He has served on the boards of many community organizations, private foundations, and trusts.


Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Bar Association
Business Law Section
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

Iowa State Bar Association
Business Law Section
Corporate Counsel Section

Polk County Bar Association

Association of Life Insurance Counsel

President, Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation, 2002-2004; Board, 1993-2010

Executive Committee and Executive Board, Mid-Iowa Council of Boy Scouts of America, 2009-present; Chairman, Friends of Scouting

Campaigns, 2008 and 2009; Vice President of Finance & Administration, 2010-present

Representative Transactions

Member of the National Organization of Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Associations Board of Directors, Members' Participation Council Executive Committee, Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company, Memorial Service Life Insurance Company and National Prearranged Services, Inc. Liquidation Task Force, American Community Mutual Insurance Company Rehabilitation Task Force and Security Advisory Committee.

General representation of EMC Insurance Group Inc., a publicly-held insurance holding company, in connection with securities and general corporate matters, including $75 million public offering of common stock.

Representation of various insurance companies in commercial secured loan transactions involving real estate throughout the United States.
General corporate and securities representation for NYSE company and its affiliates.

Representation of domestic insurance companies and Iowa Division of Insurance in matters of acquisition and sale transactions, affiliate activities and organizational changes.

General representation of FINRA member broker-dealers.

General representation of federal and state registered investment advisors.

Local representations of national and international insurance companies in Form A hearings before the Iowa Division of Insurance.

Representation of NYSE company in merger transaction valued at $2.2 billion.

Representation of NYSE company and selling stockholders in a combined primary and secondary public offering of common stock.

Representation of NYSE company in connection with listing of shares of common stock on New York Stock Exchange.

Representation of New York Stock Exchange companies in acquisitions and redomestications of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Texas domiciled life insurance companies.

Licensing within State of Iowa of Australian Mutual Provident Society which involved drafting of Iowa “Port of Entry” law allowing for the first issuance of an Iowa Insurance Company license to an international life insurance company.

Speeches and Publications

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

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