Thomas R. "Tom" Sullivan Attorney At Law

Thomas R. Sullivan - Attorney at Law


T 407.843.8880
F 407.244.5690
D 407.244.5664
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

Tom is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Orlando office and he leads the firm’s Land Use Team. His land use and development law practice includes representing property owners and developers throughout Central Florida. He has practiced extensively in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Polk and Volusia counties, as well as the various municipalities within those counties. As lead counsel, Tom has effectively represented numerous developers in connection with comprehensive planning, Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), sector planning, annexations, rezonings, variances, conditional uses, special exceptions, site selection, due diligence, as well as other land use and environmental matters. His experience has also included the successful representation of local, national, and international clients in real estate transactions, retail and office leasing, master declarations, planned unit developments, subdivisions, development agreements, vested rights and concurrency issues. He offers additional value to clients throughout Florida in the hospitality, restaurant and entertainment industries through his expertise in all aspects of alcoholic beverage licensure. 

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A. (honors, 1999)
    • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (high honors, 2002)
      •  Order of the Coif
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
      • City, County and Local Government Law Section
    • American Bar Association 
    • Orange County Bar Association
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021-2024
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009-2016
    • Florida Trend, Up and Comer, 2009, 2011, 2013-2014
    • Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Civic
    • Osceola County Historical Society, Board of Directors  
    • Leadership Osceola County, Class of 2011
    • Urban Land Institute Orlando
    • Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida
    • Florida Citrus Sports
    • East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Class of 2008
    • West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Class of 2004
    • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Homebuilding Volunteer
    • Florida Trail Association, Trail-Building and Maintenance Volunteer