Sean M. Gouhin

Of Counsel

Sean Gouhin, Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Columbus office, focuses his practice on a variety of areas, including corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and cybersecurity. With nearly 30 years of experience practicing law, Sean has worked with clients in a variety of areas to navigate the complexities of running a business.

Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Sean was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel to a cybersecurity company based in Ohio. His time as in-house counsel provided Sean with an expanded perspective of the practice of law, with a finely-tuned sense of what clients are looking for from their lawyer.

Education & Credentials


Capital University Law School

LL.M., Federal Taxation, 1997

University of Toledo College of Law

J.D., 1993

Capital University

B.A., Accounting, 1989

Bar Admission

  • Ohio

Professional Involvement

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • The Childhood League, 6 Year Performance Commitment to “Merry-Go-Round” Gala
  • Columbus Academy, Youth Football Coach
  • Midwest Marlins National, Youth Baseball Coach

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit


  • Panelist, "Navigating the Gathering Storms: How to structure acquisitions & access capital during evolving deal environments," Smart Business Dealmakers, The M&A Boom: How Long Can It Last?, September 2022
  • Panelist, "Beyond Due Diligence: Positioning One's Company for Acquisition," Thomson Reuters 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum, May 2022 
  • Panelist, "Catching Fire: A Private Equity Roundtable," Thomson Reuters 5th Annual Midwestern M&A/Private Equity Forum, May 2022 
  • Author, Do You Know Where Your Hard Drives Go at Night?, Columbus Business First, February 2019
Have a question or want to connect?