Dwight Wheaton

Attorney

Dwight Wheaton focuses on the general corporate representation of multinational, privately held and emerging companies in a wide array of industries including manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, technology, advertising and marketing, and service-oriented areas. Dwight has extensive experience in representing multinational companies in connection with US transactions and operations and coordinating and managing multijurisdictional teams with a particular focus on Asia / US cross-border transactions.

 

His transactional practice includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, equity and debt financings, loan restructurings and workouts, and general contract negotiations. 

 

Dwight also counsels nonprofit and for-profit organizations on corporate governance and compliance issues. 

Introduction

Dwight Wheaton focuses on the general corporate representation of multinational, privately held and emerging companies in a wide array of industries including manufacturing, retail, food and beverage, technology, advertising and marketing, and service-oriented areas. Dwight has extensive experience in representing multinational companies in connection with US transactions and operations and coordinating and managing multijurisdictional teams with a particular focus on Asia / US cross-border transactions.

 

His transactional practice includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, equity and debt financings, loan restructurings and workouts, and general contract negotiations. 

 

Dwight also counsels nonprofit and for-profit organizations on corporate governance and compliance issues. 

Experience & Results

  • Represented Wave Broadband in multiple acquisitions and its subsequent $2.36 billion sale to TPG Capital
  • Represented multinational Japanese based print manufacturing company in multiple cross-border acquisitions exceeding $1 billion
  • Represented property management client in $300 million real estate debt restructuring
  • Represented client in the sale of a national freight transportation company for $94 million
  • Represented online security, privacy and e-Learning company in $61 million majority interest sale to private equity firm
  • Represented multinational software manufacturing company in multiple acquisitions
  • Represented client in sale of fish processing company for $56 million
  • Represented client in sale of data analytics company in $39 million sale to multinational accounting services firm
  • Regularly represent procurement department of international, publicly traded, coffee, food and beverage company in its commercial contracts.

Education

  • University of Washington (B.A., 1994)
  • University of Washington School of Law (J.D., 1997)

Admissions

  • Washington

Awards/Honors and Organizational Memberships

  • Named on the Washington Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Top Business Lawyer - Business Transaction, General Award Recipient, Seattle Business
  • 40 Under Forty Honoree, Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Cross Cultural Health Care Program, President
  • University of Washington Law School Alumni Association, Mentor
  • National Bar Association, Member