Richard M. Rosston
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Richard M. Rosston

Partner
rosston.dick@dorsey.com

Overview

DICK HELPS CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH BUYING AND SELLING COMPANIES, BUYING, SELLING OR LEASING AND DEVELOPING REAL PROPERTY.
As a partner in Dorsey’s Corporate Group, he also regularly advises clients on financings (especially Alaska Native Corporations), corporate governance proxy matters, liquor licensing issues and drilling rig transactions.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) (J.D., 1977)

Dartmouth College (A.B., 1973), summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Alaska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • U.S. Tax Court

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Mergers and acquisitions involving construction companies, auto dealerships, Alyeska Resort, convenience and gasoline store chains, and liquor store chain
  • Commercial real estate acquisition, development, leasing and disposition for developers, landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers
  • Numerous financings on behalf of borrowers and lenders ranging in size from $100,000 to $500,000,000
  • Financing, corporate, real estate and lien advice to mining companies
  • Drilling Rig contracts
  • Transfer and renewal of package store and beverage dispensary liquor licenses
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Telecommunications agreements
  • Organization and representation of corporations and limited liability companies
  • General outside counsel to Alaska franchisee of national fast food franchise
  • General corporate, corporate governance, and transactional advice to Alaska Native regional and village corporations

Dick has recently helped Morrison Auto Group, Inc. sell an auto dealership, Cruz Construction, Inc. buy and sell construction companies, the Doyon family of companies with several financings and drilling rig contracts, Morrison Investments with numerous leases, Alyeska Resort with real estate development, and several clients with liquor licensing and real estate leases in several locations across the country. He also worked with Doyon, Limited, Cook Inlet Region, Inc., and Afognak Native Corporation on corporate governance and proxy issues. He helped numerous closely held clients with shareholder agreements, and serves as general outside counsel to a Taco Bell franchisee.

    News & Resources

    Articles

    Monumental Change Announced for Alaska Native Tribes—BIA will Allow Alaskan Land to be Taken into Trust

    News & Press Mentions

    Three Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2017 Lawyers of the Year
    Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage
    Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Anchorage
    Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
    Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage
    Four Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
    Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Anchorage
    Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage
    5 Dorsey Anchorage Lawyers Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and Best Lawyers of the Year
    97 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 and 2015 Lawyers of the Year
    Movers & Shakers
    Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Anchorage
    Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
    Dorsey Attorneys in Alaska Journal of Commerce: Movers & Shakers
    105 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 and Best Lawyers of the Year
    Dorsey Partner Richard Rosston quoted in “When Employees Acquire the Company,” Alaska Business Monthly
    Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Anchorage
    Chambers & Partners Recognizes Five Dorsey Lawyers and Three Practices in Anchorage Office

    Events & Speaking Engagements

    Law Seminars International: Commercial Real Estate Leases

    Industries & Practices

    • Banking
    • Closely Held Businesses
    • Corporate Governance & Compliance
    • Food & Agribusiness
    • Hospitality
    • Indian & Alaska Native
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Mining & Natural Resources
    • Real Estate & Land Use

    Professional & Civic

    Professional Achievements

    • Alaska Bar Association; Chairman, Business Law Section, 1984-85
    • American Bar Association; Business Law Section, Real Estate Section

    Accolades

    Top Ranked - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   Top Ranked - Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual 
       

    Richard M. Rosston - Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2014 - Real Estate Law, Anchorage

    Richard M. Rosston - Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2013 - Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Anchorage

    • Named leading (Band 1) Alaska corporate/mergers and acquisitions and real estate lawyer by Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2014-2016 (and Star Ranking in 2014-2016 for Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions)
    • Included in Best Lawyers in America© for corporate, mergers & acquisitions and real estate work, 2006-2017
    • Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Anchorage Real Estate Law, 2014, 2017
    • Named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Anchorage Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013, 2015
    • Listed as an Alaska Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics, 2007-2016
    Richard M. Rosston