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

    Events & Speaking Engagements

    Law Seminars International: Commercial Real Estate Leases

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