John Dawson focuses his practice on the areas of environmental and construction law and products liability. Prior to attending law school, John had a successful career as a civil and environmental engineer. John incorporates this knowledge base and past experience into his practice, providing him a unique insight into his clients’ interests and goals.
John’s practice encompasses:
John is a contributing author of the Water Quality Control Handbook, and an article summarizing his thesis on reaeration in rivers and streams was published in the Journal of Environmental Engineering.
We represented Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, in its acquisition of Mesa/Boogie, one of the most prestigious brands in sound and guitar amplification. Centered on decades of professional experience and a true passion for sound, this historical transaction perfectly aligned with Gibson’s efforts to renew the iconic brand’s legacy and commitment to musicians around the world. The partnership was a natural collaboration of iconic American brands on a mutual quest of sound, quality and craftsmanship and to push the boundaries of how guitar sound is delivered and experienced. In addition, Mesa/Boogie founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Mesa/Boogie amps will be available in Gibson’s Custom Shop for Amplifiers.
Representation of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its definitive agreement to acquire Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, from Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., for $120 million in cash
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its acquisition of Diamabrush, a manufacturer of advanced abrasive technology utilized in various building, maintenance and construction applications
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the acquisition of Eastern Business Forms, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of diagnostic sample collection devices for governments and private companies around the globe
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc. in the sale of its portfolio company, Aero Systems Engineering, a provider of design and build test and wind tunnel facility solutions as well as lab testing services for jet engines and airframes
Representation of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) in its acquisition of the operations and real estate of Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino from Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI), in a cash transaction for $230 million
Representation of the Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTE), the largest electric co-op in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) region and among the five largest in the United States, in its acquisition of Murfreesboro Electric Department for $245 million
Represented TVV Capital portfolio company Big 3 Precision Products, Inc., a maker of turnkey packaging solutions, in its sale to The Eastern Company (Nasdaq: EML), a publicly traded diversified manufacturer, for $81.7 million
Representation of Walker Die Casting, Inc., a Tennessee-based corporation that produces high-quality aluminum die castings, in its sale to Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN), the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles
Represented an owner and operator of assisted living facilities in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of 10 assisted living properties for $45.5 million
Chambers USA — Environment (2020), Up and Coming (2019)
Tau Beta Pi
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Tennessee Legal Clinic
University of Tennessee Environmental Law Moot Court Team