Edinger Associates

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.

Representative Experience:

  • Counsel for Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) in its acquisition of radio stations WBLS and WLIB, both licensed to New York, New York, for $131 million
  • Lead counsel to mortgage acquisition investment fund for senior secured loan, collateral custodial arrangement, and related transactions
  • Lead counsel to international asset manager in negotiating hotel management agreements, technical services agreements and license agreements with major brands including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt and Kimpton
  • Counsel for Franchise Services of North America Inc. (TSXV: FSN) in its acquisition of Advantage Rent-A-Car from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
  • Oversaw all legal activities — including general corporate matters, securities law compliance, corporate finance, and risk management — of $600 million, publicly traded company for seven years
  • Responsible for over $500 million in senior, subordinated, and project-level financing, an annual average of $300 million in land acquisitions, and led Capital Pacific successfully through a complex “going private” transaction in 2006
  • General counsel to sponsor of commercial REITs with over $400 million in assets under management
  • General counsel to borrower in workout of over $275 million in senior debt
  • Lead transactional counsel in acquisition of 24,000-acre real estate development site
  • Lead transactional counsel to television and radio operators in acquisition of more than 500 radio and television stations
  • Investee counsel in over $750 million in real estate joint venture financing

Experience and Education

Practice Areas:

  • Business and Finance
  • Hospitality Transactions and Advice
  • Telecommunications, Media, and Technology
  • Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions:

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

  • JD, Yale Law School (1982)
  • MPA, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School (1982)
  • BA, summa cum laude, University of Maryland (1978)

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