Edinger Associates

About Edinger Associates PLLC

Edinger Associates PLLC is a boutique business and finance law and consulting firm based in Washington, DC, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, exchanges, joint ventures, capital formation, restructuring, and communications, regulatory, and licensing matters. Its core expertise is in assisting enterprises, lenders, and investors to identify, arrange, negotiate, and close deals.

“We solve problems and find paths to achieve our clients’ objectives by applying principles of creativity, responsiveness, collaboration, and efficiency,” explains founder Brook Edinger. “We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ business needs on every transaction and in every matter.”

Clients of Edinger Associates PLLC range in size from global multinationals to start-ups and individuals. Our approach has proven successful in hundreds of deals involving billions of dollars of assets.

Brook A. Edinger, Founder and Partner

Mr. Edinger represents U.S. and international clients, handling all aspects and sizes of deals, including negotiating, documenting, coordinating due diligence for and closing U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, finance, and joint-venture transactions.

Mr. Edinger also advises debtor and creditor clients on workout, insolvency, and reorganization matters, as well as structuring, formation, and governance matters, including duties of directors and officers.

In addition, Mr. Edinger serves as outside general counsel to a number of small and medium-sized enterprises. After living in Istanbul for two years, Mr. Edinger has established a broad network of contacts in finance, business, and law in Southern Europe and Central Asia, particularly in Turkey, and he regularly arranges and staffs all aspects of deals, from identifying counterparties and professionals, initial discussions, and term sheets, to diligence, documentation, and consummation.

Prior to founding Edinger Associates PLLC, Mr. Edinger was a partner for seven years and an associate for six years at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC.


J. Ladd Johnson, Partner

Mr. Johnson has a wealth of experience representing public and private companies of all sizes in business and finance matters ranging from large mergers, acquisitions and finance transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to structuring and forming mid-sized and start-up companies in a variety of industries, including technology, media, and telecommunications.

Mr. Johnson serves as outside general counsel to multiple, rapidly growing media and technology companies. He also regularly advises clients on matters involving corporate governance, workout matters, real estate, broadcast and media towers, bankruptcy and reorganization, tax-exempt status, and general corporate law.

Prior to joining Edinger Associates, Mr. Johnson was an associate at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP for one year and an associate at Wiley Rein LLP for seven years.


Scott W. Woodworth, Partner

Mr. Woodworth represents broadcasters, financial institutions, and investors in complex regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

He also advises clients on general corporate and transactional matters and has serves as special FCC counsel in bankruptcy proceedings. Prior to joining Edinger Associates, Mr. Woodworth was with Vinson & Elkins for three years, and with Wiley Rein for five years.


Dag Wilkinson, Senior Counsel

With more than 25 years of experience as a large law-firm partner and general counsel, Mr. Wilkinson brings to Edinger Associates a wealth of corporate finance, securities, transactional, and executive expertise. He has a proven track record of forging long-term working relationships with executive management teams.

Mr. Wilkinson was previously chief legal officer and secretary of Capital Pacific Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded $600 million real-estate company based in Newport Beach, California, with operations in multiple states. Prior to Capital Pacific, Mr. Wilkinson was a partner at Wiley Rein LLP, a prominent Washington, DC law firm, where he led the firm’s corporate practice and loss-mitigation program. Previously, he practiced corporate law as a partner in his own law firm and as an associate in the Washington, DC office of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP.


Kristen N. Basie, Associate

Ms. Basie brings to Edinger Associates over seven years of legal experience including commercial litigation and transactions, employment law, and intellectual property law.   She began her career as a litigator representing Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of matters and was responsible for all stages of litigation from case inception to resolution.  Ms. Basie is also an experienced in-house counsel.  As in-house counsel, Ms. Basie provided legal guidance on a wide variety of corporate issues and focused heavily on contract drafting, review, and negotiation.  She is also an experienced risk manager including in employment law. At Edinger Associates Ms. Basie focuses her practice on structuring and executing transactions, employment matters, and risk management.


Katherine Hansen, Associate

Ms. Hansen brings to Edinger Associates a wealth of legal experience in commercial litigation, real estate contracting, workout agreements and bankruptcy. She began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable J. Thomas Greene of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. From there Ms. Hansen successfully argued motions in federal and state court, and worked on transactional and litigation matters, including real estate contracts, workout agreements, bankruptcy, foreclosures, commercial litigation and S.E.C. receiverships. Ms. Hansen has served as the Executive Director of the Parental Defense Alliance of Utah, a non-profit corporation that specializes in training and assisting attorneys who represent parents in Utah’s juvenile courts. At Edinger Associates Ms. Hansen focuses her practice on real estate and financing transactions, entity formation and workout agreements. She has helped clients close real estate acquisitions and financing transactions, in addition to advising on general corporate matters.