John Dickey guides clients through all phases of the business cycle, helping businesses ranging from early startups to mature companies develop solutions that meet their specific objectives. John is valued for his expansive experience, business and legal acumen, and practical approach to lawyering.
Domestic and international businesses alike rely on John’s strategic legal counsel for sophisticated mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, capital raises, recapitalizations and joint ventures. His experience spans various industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology, software, telecommunications, aerospace, energy (oil and gas, as well as alternative) and government contracts.
Careful and considerate, with attention to detail and the specific needs of each client in the forefront, John offers veteran skill in the financial services sector advising on complex regulatory and corporate governance issues for financial services industry companies, private equity funds, nonprofits and family offices. He is skilled in matters involving federal and state securities law, FINRA and MSRB rules, and the Investment Company Act, Investment Advisers Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, M&A, and anti-corruption laws.
Personally dedicated to getting to know his client’s unique business agenda, specific financial drivers and operations, John takes the time and a sincere interest in understanding much more than just the legal issues at stake, but also the overall commercial vision for the company. Because legal advice often brings with it a lasting impact for a business, John communicates the potential alternatives and the possible ramifications to his clients so that the right choice for the future can be chosen.
Having closed deals that range from millions to billions of dollars in value, John is at his best when negotiating transactions. A calming presence and clear communicator, John’s straightforward approach to negotiation includes knowing what motivates both his client and the other party, and anticipating the needs of each in order to close the deal.