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Dawn MacKinnon is no stranger to the nuances of the business world and brings years of practical entrepreneurial and executive experience to her legal practice. She puts her seasoned legal know-how and sound business acumen to good use counseling clients on real estate matters including commercial sales, leasing, and financing. Dawn represents a variety of commercial and industrial companies, with a particular focus on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate private equity companies.

Clients know that Dawn always has their back – not just on the legal side, but also what is best for their business. Dawn knows that being more than an outside counsel is what is best for her clients. She understands each client’s specific challenges, risk tolerance and work environment. She brings a remarkable level of consistency, responsiveness and reliability to every deal she works on and never loses sight of the end goal – finding the right solutions for her clients.

The bottom line - With Dawn on your team you get not only a top-notch legal mind, but also a true business partner.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Chancellor Scholar
    • American Jurisprudence Awards: Property, Employment Law; Partnership and Agency Law; Secured Transactions; Advanced Civil Procedure
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    • American Jurisprudence Awards: Property, Employment Law; Partnership and Agency Law; Secured Transactions; Advanced Civil Procedure
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Professional Affiliations

    • The Delores Project – Board member, 2008–2012
    • CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network, member, 2005; Community Outreach Committee, member, 2008–present; Women of Influence, member, 2007–present
    • Law Clerk to Chief Judge John W. Sedwick, United States District Court for the District of Alaska2002–2004
    • Colorado Bar Association
    • California Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association
    • Alaska Bar Association
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    • Colorado Bar Association
    • California Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association
    • Alaska Bar Association
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    • Alaska Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Represents clients in debt acquisition transactions and commercial acquisitions and dispositions
  • Represents clients with respect to the platting of undeveloped property, including entitlement matters, formation of associations, and drafting of related development and association documents
  • Represents developers of retail center and commercial projects, including all aspects of construction and permanent financing, lease negotiations, and documentation and disposition of certain assets
  • Represents clients with respect to entity formations and entity organizational documents and related matters
  • Counsel to global market clients in the negotiation and documentation of several hundred thousand square feet of leased and owned U.S. facilities