Sean P. Fogarty


Direct: 404.873.8150
Fax: 404.873.8151
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Sean is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Sean spends the majority of his time counseling middle-market businesses, financial investors, private equity sponsors, and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. and Central America on specific transactions and general operational issues. He has deep experience in all aspects of corporate transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations, and corporate governance. His clients come from a variety of industries, such as transportation, distribution, food service, fitness, pest control, benefits administration, and pharmaceuticals. Sean has also served as one of the firm’s leaders in the franchising industry, bringing his M&A and corporate counseling experience to franchisors and large, multi-unit franchisees.


  • Represented the sellers of a fintech company in the fraud detection space in a $140 million recapitalization transaction.
  • Represented the sellers of a pharmacy benefit management and specialty pharmacy in an exit transaction with a private equity buyer.
  • Represented a private equity-backed durable medical products company in its roll-up of businesses within the respiratory services space.
  • Represented the seller of an industry-leading niche beef processing facility.
  • Represented an industry-leading wholesale bookseller for colleges and universities in all mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, financing, and general corporate activities.
  • Represented various private equity-owned acquisition platforms across multiple industries.
  • Represented industry leader in the foodservice business, Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), in its domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring matters.
  • Represented sellers of a market-leading healthcare cost containment service provider for self-funded employers, public entities, municipalities, labor unions, brokers, and consultants.
  • Represented a family-owned employee benefits management company and captive insurance provider in an exit transaction.
  • Represented the seller in a control transaction and joint venture involving an activated carbon production facility.
  • Represented an issuer in a $150 million exchange offer to refinance high-yield notes.
  • Represented a buyer in a leveraged acquisition of majority control of a refrigerated trucking and brokerage business, including all related equity, debt, and restructuring issues, and the reorganized company in multiple follow-on acquisitions.
  • Represented a global ocean and air freight forwarder and logistics provider in connection with multiple acquisitions and roll-up of various domestic competitors with an Asian footprint.
  • Oversees the representation of franchisors in the fitness, pest control, restaurant, and hospitality industries.
  • Represented the management in an MBO in the refrigerated warehouse space.
  • Represented the owners of an industry-leading seller of used packaging and process equipment and machinery.


    • University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts,
      with Distinction
    • State of Georgia 2004
      • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (Board Member, 2013-18; Board Chair, 2016)


    • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers, Corporate/M&A, 2020-22
    • “Rising Star,” Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011, 2014-16

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