Practice Areas

Dawn is in our Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group.  She has extensive experience in start-up finance and has served as counsel to various developers for mixed use and mixed finance developments.

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1988

Civic Involvement

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
    • Board of Trustees
      • Vice-Chairman
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
    • Board of Directors
      • Chair of Audit Committee
  • Colorado Black Women for Political Action

Distinctions

  • Chairman's Award, Urban League of Denver, 2015
  • Top 25 Most Powerful Women, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Timeless Legends, Urban Spectrum Magazine, 2012
  • Large Business of the Year Award, Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • National Leadership Award, National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council, 2002
  • Women of Excellence Award, 2002
  • Women of Distinction Award, Girl Scouts (Mile High Council), 2002
  • Who's Who Legal, Leaders in the Country, 2000

Education & Honors

  • University of Denver, J.D., 1987
  • University of Oakwood, B.A., English and Communications, 1982

Experience

  • Dawn served as counsel to land developers such as Forest City for the redevelopment of the Stapleton Airport and LNR Properties for the development of HighPoint at DIA.
  • Dawn represented the Denver Union Station Executive Oversight Committee and currently represents the Denver Union Station Project Authority in the redevelopment of Denver Union Station, a multi-modal transportation hub in the City of Denver.
  • Dawn represented a private developer in the development and negotiation of off-shore, residential, retail and commercial development agreements related to the improvement of an island venture including restaurants, lodging facilities, a shopping center, luxury villas and beach concessions.    
  • Dawn has represented municipalities, underwriters and development entities for the development of several publically financed hotels in Denver, Colorado, Omaha, Nebraska and Baltimore, Maryland. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, “To Seal or Not to Seal,” Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors News Report, November 1997.