Clancy, Sean P.

Sean P. Clancy


Sean Clancy assists clients with a broad range of tax and business planning matters and related tax policy matters.  

In tax and business planning, he concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, corporate tax and executive compensation. He regularly advises private investment funds on the tax structuring of control positions in portfolio companies including equity rollovers by management and the use of earnouts. Sean also counsels funds on tax structuring issues arising in connection with mezzanine debt, management buyouts and recapitalizations. He also advises on and negotiates tax representations/covenants and tax indemnities in acquisition agreements. Within the public policy area, Sean focuses on federal administrative, regulatory and legislative matters involving a range of tax and corporate finance issues. Sean previously served as an adjunct professor in the Master of Laws in Taxation Program at Georgetown University Law Center.



  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1997
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Lehigh University, B.A., with honors, 1993


  • District of Columbia


  • U.S. Tax Court

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center and the Master of Laws in Taxation Program 
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section 
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Guest, “Tax Incentives and Policy Changes That Will Impact the Oil and Gas Industry,” Capital Thinking Radio Show (November 21, 2013)


  • “Summary of Federal Reserve's Proposed Guidance on Sound Incentive Compensation Practices” (October 23, 2009)
  • “Summary of TARP Standards for Compensation and Corporate Governance” (June 15, 2009)

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