Jon Dawson grew up in Anchorage and has practiced with Davis Wright Tremaine since 1983. He has extensive expertise in commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property matters, real estate transactions, and commercial and general civil litigation. Jon also serves as general counsel for a number of companies in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Jon is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the best M&A/commercial, real estate, and litigation attorneys in Alaska, and by Best Lawyers in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and litigation, banking & finance litigation, and real estate. Martindale-Hubbell rates him as preeminent (AV) in commercial law, intellectual property, and litigation.Commercial/Mergers & Acquisitions/IP Transactions
Jon’s commercial/mergers and acquisitions experience includes negotiating and documenting major business acquisitions and asset purchase agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, and a wide variety of commercial contracts. His clients include manufacturers and distributors, fuel companies, professional corporations, Alaska Native corporations, and health care entities.
His IP experience includes trademark, trade secret and copyright agreements, as well as major software licensing and distribution contracts. He represents a wide range of clients regarding their business IP. He is the co-Chair of the IP Section of the Alaska Bar Association. He also frequently lectures on intellectual property issues.
Specific examples of Jon’s representative experience in commercial, MA and IP matters can be found here
Jon’s real estate background ranges from commercial lease negotiations to building acquisitions to purchase/leaseback arrangements.
Specific examples of Jon’s representative experience in real estate matters can be found here
With more than 29 years of litigation experience, Jon Dawson’s expertise includes complex, multi-party litigation involving major commercial disputes, large, secured transactions, IP disputes and media matters. His litigation clients include manufacturers, national banks, bulk fuel distributors, and television networks.
Specific examples of Jon’s representative experience in litigation matters can be found here