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A BUSINESS LAW FIRM

 

PRACTICE
AREAS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 

PRIVATE EQUITY

SALES & DIVESTITURES 

BUSINESS PLANNING 

REAL ESTATE

BUSINESS LAW

MICHIGAN CANNABIS LICENSING & COMPLIANCE

THE FIRM

Experience - Value - Results 

Dawisha Law, PLLC is a Michigan-based business law firm serving individuals, private equity firms, small and medium-sized businesses, closely held businesses and startup companies in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity transactions, business planning and general business law matters. 

At Dawisha Law, our legal services are customized to meet the specific needs of each client we serve. Whether you are looking to start a business, acquire or sell a business, raise capital for your business through equity or debt financing, or are in need of outside general counsel pertaining to real estate or business law matters, we have the necessary skills to help. 

We help clients launch their companies, conduct comprehensive legal due diligence on target companies, negotiate primary and ancillary transaction agreements entered into in connection with real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and equity and debt financings, assist with federal and state securities laws compliance, and serve as outside general counsel to clients on a host of real estate and business law matters.  

 
 
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DELONE DAWISHA 

PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER

Tel: 248-904-5123

ddawisha@dawishalaw.com

OVERVIEW

DeLone Dawisha is the Principal and Founder of Dawisha Law. He is an experienced business attorney who concentrates his practice on real estate transactions, business mergers and acquisitions, business sales and divestitures, private equity transactions, business planning and financing, and general real estate and business law matters.

Mr. Dawisha's focus on business planning matters includes assisting clients with the formation of new companies, preparation of governing documents, and capitalization and financing matters. He walks clients through a step-by-step process in implementing a plan to commence operations. He also advises and prepares clients for investments to fund their ongoing activities, negotiates those investments and assists clients with navigating an eventual sale. 

Mr. Dawisha's transactional experience assists him in achieving cost-effective, efficient results for his clients. During his career, he has closed numerous transactions on behalf of private equity firms and closely held businesses, with transaction values ranging from a few million dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. He conducts thorough legal due diligence on target companies, and carefully and thoughtfully drafts and negotiates transaction agreements to properly reflect a transaction’s business terms and achieve a client’s specific business objectives. 

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

  • Honigman LLP, Corporate Associate (2018 – 2021) 
     

  • Crain Communications Inc, Legal Extern (2017)    
     

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Mark A. Goldsmith, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2016)  

EDUCATION

  • Wayne State University Law School, J.D. (2018) 

    • cum laude

    • Wayne Law Review, Assistant Editor and Media and Technology Editor 

    • Transactional Law Competition 

    • Wayne Law Moot Court

    • Governor's Scholar

  • Wayne State University, B.S. in Biological Sciences (2015)  

    • magna cum laude 

    • Gold Scholar    

HONORS & AWARDS

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2020-2021 and 2021-2022) 

    • Recognized as "One to Watch" in the area of Corporate Law
       

  • Alan Schenk Endowed Student Prize (2018)  

    • Conferred to the outstanding student in Wayne Law’s Business Planning Course

ADMISSIONS

  • Michigan  

LANGUAGES

  • Arabic, fluent 
     

  • Spanish, fluent 
     

  • Chaldean Aramaic, conversational 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section
     

  • Marijuana Law Section 

Community

  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce, Member

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS 

Real Estate

  • Represents landlords and tenants from a variety of industries in their commercial leasing work. 

  • Represents clients from a variety of industries in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and financings across various property types. 
     

  • Represents project owners in construction project planning and contracting for a diverse range of projects. 
     

Private Equity 

  • Represented a company in the food products industry with its Series B equity raise totaling approximately $20,000,000. 

  • Represented a company in the health and wellness technology industry with its Series B equity raise totaling approximately $16,000,000. 

Business Mergers & Acquisitions 
 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a leading dental service organization. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of an operator of eating disorder treatment facilities. 

  • Represented a lightweighting solutions and components supplier to the mobility industry with its acquisition of a company's die casting division.  

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of multiple outpatient opioid treatment centers.   

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a company that focuses on the design and administration of retirement plans. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a full service title agency.  ​​

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a full service direct importer, distributor and supplier of bulk packaged food ingredients for the food and beverage industry. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a company that provides pavement marking and other road safety related services. 

  • Represented a company in the health and wellness technology industry with its acquisition of a company that develops bariatric apps. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential and commercial fencing solutions. 

  • Represented a distributor of specialty building materials with its acquisition of a company that provides products and services specializing in windows, siding, roofing, and doors. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a company that provides environmental abatement and remediation services. 

  • Represented a private equity firm with its acquisition of a distributor of door openings, door hardware and related access control products. 

Business Sales & Divestitures 

  • Represented a private equity firm with the sale of a company in the auto auction industry. 

  • Represented a manufacturer of batteries and energy storage systems with the sale of certain of its assets. ​

CONTACT

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