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Sean P. McCann

Chair, National Corporate and Business Transactions Practice
Sean McCann chairs the firm’s corporate and business transactions practice and leads a group of over 90 attorneys in the M&A, corporate governance, securities, trusts and estates, tax, and China practices.

Sean advises clients on significant transactions, with a particular focus on complex acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures, and restructurings.  In addition to his transactional practice, Sean counsels boards and management teams on strategic and governance matters, and serves as outside general counsel to several privately held and multi-generational family businesses.  He has extensive experience advising clients in the manufacturing, distribution, food and beverage, real estate, and professional services industries.

Representative Experience


Sumitomo Forestry America acquisition of Edge Homes

Represented Sumitomo Forestry America in the majority stake acquisition and formation of joint venture with Edge Homes Group, a premier home builder in Utah. (2017)

Acquisition of business for Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

Represented Hardwoods (TSX: HWD) in the acquisition of Rugby Architectural Building Products, a distributor of architectural building products with more than 30 locations around the U.S.

Acquisition for Sumitomo Forestry America

Represented Sumitomo Forestry America in the acquisition of a majority stake in and formation of joint venture with Dan Ryan Homes, a leading Mid-Atlantic Homebuilder with operations in six states.

Acquisition and subsequent disposition for Endeavour Capital

Represented private equity firm Endeavour Capital and co-investors in the acquisition of Little Red Services, Inc., an Alaskan hot oil services business, and subsequent sale of the business to Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.

Acquisition and subsequent disposition for GenNx360 Capital Partners

Represented private equity firm, GenNx360 Capital Partners, in the acquisition of Clariant Corp.'s specialty silicones business, and subsequent disposition of that business, SiVance LLC, to Milliken & Co.

Acquisition for New Seasons Markets

Represented New Seasons Markets, an Endeavour Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of grocer New Leaf Community Markets.

Acquisitions for Hardwoods Distribution Inc.

Represented Hardwoods in the acquisition of the hardwoods lumber mill business of Hardwoods of Michigan Inc. and the acquisition of certain assets relating to the North Carolina-based import lumber business of Olam Americas Inc.

Acquisitions and disposition for K’oyitl’ots’ina, Ltd.

Represented Alaska Native corporation, K’oyitl’ots’ina, Ltd., in the acquisition and subsequent disposition of Control Contractors Inc., a systems integration business, and in the acquisition of Yukon Fire Protection Services.

Disposition for Endeavour Capital

Represented private equity firm Endeavour Capital and co-investors in the sale by merger of National Frozen Foods into Pasco Acquisition Corporation.

Acquisition for Norjohn-ACI, Inc.

Represented Norjohn-ACI, Inc., a subsidiary of family-owned Walker Industries, in the acquisition of the emulsions business of Associated Chemists, Inc.

Acquisition for BergerABAM Inc.

Represented BergerABAM Inc., in the acquisition of civil and structural engineering firm, Flores Lund Consultants, Inc.

Disposition for PEMCO

Represented PEMCO Corporation in the sale of its payment processing subsidiary, PEMCO Technology Services Inc., to Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

Disposition for technology manufacturer

Represented medical device components company in its sale to private equity firm, The Riverside Co.

Merger of Japanese companies

Represented Maruha Corp. and Nichiro Corp. in the disposition and reorganization of U.S. assets in connection with the merger of these two Japanese companies.

Disposition for Cytopeia, Inc

Represented a biotech equipment manufacturer in its sale to Becton Dickinson and Co.

Disposition for Giddens Industries, Inc.

Represented aerospace parts and subassemblies manufacturer in its sale to private equity firm, Platte River Ventures.

Disposition for National Frozen Foods

Represented 95-year-old family-owned Washington agricultural foods processor in its sale to a private equity firm, Endeavour Capital.

Disposition for Transportation Resources, Inc.

Represented family-owned trucking business in its sale to Con-way Inc., a $750 million merger transaction.

Outside Counsel

Outside general counsel – real estate

Corporate counsel to a multigenerational, multi-family-owned real estate investment and management business with operations across the western U.S.

Outside general counsel – distribution

Outside general counsel (U.S.) to North America’s largest hardwood lumber and architectural building products distributor.

Outside general counsel – manufacturing

Outside general counsel (U.S.) to North America’s largest hardwood and composite mouldings manufacturer and supplier.

Outside general counsel – professional services

Outside general counsel to civil and structural engineering firm with locations across the western U.S.

Additional Qualifications

  • Counsel, Associate, WilmerHale, Washington DC, 2000-2005
  • Law Clerk, The Hon. William T. Moore, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia, 1998-2000

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Association for Corporate Growth, Seattle Chapter
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, The Humane Society for Seattle/King County