Jon P. Sullivan

Jon P. Sullivan
Tel/Direct:
515.246.4522
Tel/Main:
515.244.2600
Location
699 Walnut Street
Suite 1600
Des Moines, IA 50309
Support Team
LINDA ENGHAUSEN: (LEGAL ASSISTANT)

lenghausen@dickinsonlaw.com
515.244.2600 x565

Introduction

Attorney Jon Sullivan retired from Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. on December 31, 2016 after 36 years with the firm.

Education & Background

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law (With High Distinction, Iowa Law Review Note and Comment Editor)
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa (With Highest Honors)

 

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Harvey Uhlenhopp, Supreme Court of Iowa, 1979-1980.

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2008-2016 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual in the area of Real Estate in the state of Iowa.  Jon has drawn the following published commentary from the editors of Chambers USA:
    • According to sources, Jon Sullivan "maintains a solid reputation in bank foreclosures and restructuring work." They go on to add: "He is also a very good attorney to work with as he is pretty open and receptive to resolving matters." He is also commended for his work as a creditors' rights attorney.
    • “Jon Sullivan received recognition for being both ‘highly active and highly knowledgeable.’ Also praised for his financial work, peers expressed their admiration for his ‘cerebral’ approach.”
    • “Senior partner Jon Sullivan is singled out for his excellent client-handling skills. He represents financial institutions on foreclosures, lending, workouts and insolvency.”
    • “Jon Sullivan notably acts for banks and their real estate interests, and represented MidFirst Bank in a foreclosure action worth more than $8 million. Clients highlight his ‘extensive knowledge of state and federal law across banking, real estate and associated litigation.'”
    • “Jon Sullivan is highly respected for producing excellent work on behalf of lenders… .  Clients describe him as ‘terrific at understanding the law and applying it in a practical manner.
    • “Jon Sullivan is lauded as ‘a solid lawyer who is more than competent to carry the firm forward.’ He comes highly recommended for lending and loan documentation work, including foreclosure matters.”
    • “Jon Sullivan is recognized by peers for debt and financing work. His practice primarily involves asset-based loan agreements, including workouts and foreclosures.

Best Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following areas:
    • Real Estate Law
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Banking & Finance Law
    • Litigation – Banking & Finance
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Jon is the 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Real Estate as recognized by U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers in America.

Super Lawyers

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2015 Super Lawyers list in the Real Estate area for the state of Iowa.

Jurisdictions

Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa

Admitted to practice before the following federal courts:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section
  • Polk County Bar Association
    • Member, Real Estate Section

Articles & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Recent Lessons from Iowa’s Bankruptcy Courts for Asset-based Lenders,” 2011 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Coralville, Iowa, September 16, 2011, and West Des Moines, Iowa, September 9, 2011
  • Author, Partial “Payoff” of Prior Equipment Lien Without Assurance That Remainder of Lien Will be Satisfied Proves Costly to Iowa Lender, Iowa Banking Law Blog, June 22, 2011
  • Presenter, “Why Some of Your Loan Documents May Not Be Worth the Paper They are Printed On and What You Can Do About It: The Hazards of Poor Title Investigation, Documentation and Enforcement,” 2010 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Coralville, Iowa, September 10, 2010, and West Des Moines, Iowa, September 2, 2010
  • Author, Takeaways from Iowa Supreme Court Ruling in Bank of the West v. Phyllis J. Kline and Christine Walters, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., May 2010
  • Author, Iowa Appeals Court Rules in Case Involving Collection of Debt After More Than Four Years of Inaction by Lender, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., February 2010
  • Author, Iowa Appeals Court Rules in Case Involving Court Challenge of Non-Judicial Foreclosure, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., January 2010
  • Presenter (with Larry James, Jr.), “Current Issues Surrounding Foreclosures and Loan Participations,” 2009 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., Coralville, Iowa, September 4, 2009, and West Des Moines, Iowa, September 3, 2009
  • Author, Top Five Ways Lenders Make Their Collection Actions More Difficult (and Pay More Attorney Fees): #2, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., July 2008
  • Author, Top Five Ways Lenders Make Their Collection Actions More Difficult (and Pay More Attorney Fees): #1, Iowa Banking Law Blog, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., July 2008
  • Presenter, “Top Five Ways Lenders Make Their Collections Actions More Difficult (and Pay More Attorney Fees),” 2008 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, May 2, 2008
  • Presenter, “Hot Topics Panel: Data Documentation Retention,” 2007 Iowa Banking Law Seminar, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., West Des Moines, Iowa, April 13, 2007
  • Author, Iowa Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure, 3rd Edition, West Publishing.
  • Author, “Debt Collection Agency Enjoined from Engaging in Litigation Activities,” DickinsonLaw.com, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., March 2001.
  • Author, “Contested Elections Iowa Style,” DickinsonLaw.com, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., December 2000.
  • Author, “Supreme Court Sets Aside 11 Year-Old Court-Approved Sale of Ward’s Real Estate Because of Conservator’s Failure to Give Proper Notice of Sale to Ward,” DickinsonLaw.com, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C., November 2000.