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.
Representation of LFM Capital portfolio company, PSI Control Solutions, a leading manufacturer and assembler of custom electrical control panels and emergency power products, in its acquisition of Salient Power Solutions, LLC (“Salient”), a leading manufacturer of switchboards, switchgear, and power solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of Renaissance Electronics, a provider of active radio frequency and millimeter wave frequency components, sub-systems, and higher-order assemblies and a portfolio company of Gen Cap America in its sale-to AEM, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical electronic circuit protection components which is backed by Industrial Growth Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed
Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), a provider of home care services, in its acquisition of JourneyCare, Inc, one of the largest hospice and palliative care providers in Illinois for $85,000,000.
Representation of Sisk Motor Company, a provider of automobile sale and purchase services, in its sale to White Automotive Group, a family-owned group of automotive dealerships. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of LFM Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market manufacturing and industrial services businesses, in its investment in Washington-based Rainier Industries – a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial shade, shelter, and display solutions.
Representation of Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm focused on lower middle market buyouts, on its acquisition of Lab Products, LLC and Hartford Systems, LLC (together, “Lab Products”) from Avidity Science, LLC. Lab Products is a leading manufacturer providing an extensive line of laboratory research animal housing and care equipment. This transaction marks Gen Cap America’s fourteenth acquisition from its seventh fund.
Representation of Arcline Investment Management, a growth-oriented private equity firm, in its acquisition of Safran Ventilation Systems Oklahoma, a leading developer, manufacturer, and supplier of integrated environmental control systems and related components for the aviation industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Representation of LFM Capital’s portfolio company, J&E Precision Tool, in its acquisition of Beranek, LLC, a precision manufacturer of technical components for the aerospace & defense, and space exploration markets
Chambers USA — Environment (2020-2022), Up and Coming (2019)
Tau Beta Pi
Phi Kappa Phi
University of Tennessee Legal Clinic
University of Tennessee Environmental Law Moot Court Team