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Dawson Oler

Associate
O:
Chicago, IL
P:
312.521.2433

Overview

Dawson is an attorney in our Startups & Venture Capital group, where he works with companies in every phase of growth and development, including idea stage, entity formation, angel financing, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and beyond. He advises clients on the full spectrum of financing sources: pre-seed friends and family, seed, early-growth venture financing, growth-stage venture, and late-stage venture, private equity, and public financing.

Dawson previously served as a law clerk in Much's Startups & Venture Capital group, where he compiled all closing documents to complete deals and drafted relevant start-up documents, corporate contracts, and waivers. He also served as a judicial extern in the Circuit Court of Cook County's Chancery Division. In law school, Dawson served as the managing editor of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and as a staff writer for the Illinois Business Law Journal.

Credentials

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., 2021, magna cum laude
Utah State University
B.S., 2017, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association