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David Dawson

Shareholder; Chairman & CEO

David has over 25 years of experience in counseling clients in all aspects of bond counsel, financial structuring, and underwriting matters.

Unique Lawyer Experience

  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Governmental Transactions
  • Hotel Finance
  • Aviation Infrastructure and Finance
  • Student Housing
  • Military Housing
  • School Finance

Representative Experience

  • Underwriter, developer and corporation counsel for more than $2 billion in convention center hotel projects including the 800-room Austin, Texas, convention center hotel project 
  • Counsel to a large state university in connection with a ground leased development of a 230 room hotel, conference center, 1400 space parking garage, and student services building 
  • Counsel to a major airline for a $600 million public-private airport redevelopment
  • Counsel to a major airline in connection with a $500 million 225,000 square foot airport facility lease
  • Initial purchaser and bondholder counsel for more than $3 billion in 144A taxable revenue bonds for military housing privatization projects nationwide for the United States Air Force, Army and Navy 
  • Developer's counsel for the 700-acre airport redevelopment project and related tax increment reinvestment zone 
  • Counsel to private developer for the $1.3 billion toll road privatization project
  • Underwriter's counsel for issuance of $300 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance wood pellet facilities in Texas and Louisiana 
  • Borrower's counsel and investor's counsel on numerous private and charter school facilities financings 
  • Underwriter's counsel on a $174 million build-to-suit facility for the United States National Cancer Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County, Maryland involving a ground lease from the GSA 
  • Underwriter's counsel on a $407 million build-to-suit facility for the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville, Maryland involving a ground lease from the GSA
  • Investor's counsel on $95 million military base redevelopment project in San Antonio, Texas 
  • Investor's counsel on $86 million 188-bed senior living facility in Staten Island, New York 

Featured Client Story

Love Field Modernization Program