Richard F. Dahlson
Richard F. Dahlson’s corporate practice is complemented by his extensive experience in securities matters and he has represented both companies and investment bankers in over thirty public offerings and over forty PIPE transactions. His clients include large established companies as well as startups. Rick is also the former Chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities practice.
Over the last ten years, as the economy has been globalized, Rick’s practice has expanded with numerous international transactions in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Australia, China, Korea, Mexico and Canada.
Rick is committed to achieving his clients’ goals and offers strategic advice on decisions that affect them, professionally and personally, resulting in strong, long-term relationships.
Rick has extensive experience and knowledge in the following areas:
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Public Offerings
- Private Placements
- Public Reporting Compliance
- Emerging Growth Companies
- Fund Formation
B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota
J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
- Represents both purchasers and sellers in leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations.
- Represents entrepreneurs, investors and investments funds (equity funds, hedge funds and venture funds).
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012-2018, 2021-2022
- Ranked for Corporate/M&A – Texas
- “Top 50 M&A Attorneys in Texas” List, The Texas Lawbook, 2018
- Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
- Securities & Corporate Finance, 2003-2004, 2013-2015
- Mergers & Acquisitions, 2003-2004, 2013-2015
- Best Lawyer, D Magazine, 2014
- American Bar Association – Business Law Section
- State Bar of Texas – Business Law Section
June 1, 2022Spotlight
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2022 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 48 attorneys and 16 departments for inclusion in the 2022 edition of the Global and USA guides.
May 26, 2021Client Results
Rick Dahlson and Cale McDowell Lead Jackson Walker’s Representation of Cypress Growth Capital in Formation of Fund IV
Jackson Walker counseled Cypress Growth Capital on the formation of its fourth royalty-based growth capital fund, which fully closed on May 5, 2021, with approximately $50 million in capital commitments.
May 20, 2021Spotlight
Chambers and Partners Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices in 2021 USA and Global Guides
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has selected 41 attorneys and 14 departments for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Global and USA guides.
October 19, 2020Attorney News
Jackson Walker Expands Corporate & Securities Practice With Addition of Houston Partner Charles Harrell
A widely respected corporate attorney, Charles Harrell focuses his practice on complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border matters, finance, and capital markets.
July 10, 2020Client Results
Rick Dahlson Leads Corporate Team Advising Keste in Acquisition by Trinity Hunt Partners
Jackson Walker represented Keste, a leading provider of B2B digital transformation services, in the sale of its business to Trinity Hunt Partners—marking its third platform investment in IT services.
May 12, 2020Spotlight
Rick Dahlson: Finding Solutions That Work
It’s an all-too-common scenario: A company or entrepreneur has a brilliant business concept, excellent strategic vision, and the talent to execute it – and then the cold, hard financial reality sets in.
May 16, 2018Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Higher Ed – Partners Africa, LLC in Online Education Investment
Jackson Walker represented Higher Ed Partners – Africa, LLC (HEPSA) in securing an investment from One Thousand & One Voices (1K1V), a private family capital fund supported by industry-leading family offices.
May 3, 2018Spotlight
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce 26 attorneys have been ranked in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide, with four additional attorneys identified as “recognized practitioners.”
April 26, 2018Spotlight
Jackson Walker Ranks as a Top Law Firm for M&A Deals in Texas
Jackson Walker’s standing in The Texas Lawbook’s M&A Deal Count By Law Firms list has advanced to No. 8 in Texas.
May 31, 2017Spotlight
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that 28 of its attorneys and 11 of its practices were recognized in the 2017 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business rankings.