Will Dorton Joins the Dickinson Wright Lexington Office

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Will Dorton has joined the firm’s Lexington office as Of Counsel.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Will Dorton has joined the firm’s Lexington office as Of Counsel.

Mr. Dorton joins the firm after serving as Corporate and Securities Counsel at Tempur Sealy International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company headquartered in Lexington, KY and as a Staff Attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC. He previously served as a corporate attorney at a leading international law firm based in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Dorton has significant experience in securities, governance, corporate finance, M&A, financial services regulatory and corporate treasury matters. His practice includes counseling companies on a range of complex corporate transactions, including all aspects of leveraged finance and general mergers and acquisitions, where he has worked with banks and non-bank financial institutions and corporate borrowers, including private equity firms and other financial industry participants. He counsels clients on federal securities law compliance and capital markets matters, including periodic and current reporting, capital-raising transactions, Section 16 matters, proxy statement disclosure, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, exchange listing requirements, insider trading regulations and executive compensation documentation and disclosure. He also has experience representing banks and other financial industry participants in regulatory matters and has counseled clients across industries in all aspects of entity formation and maintenance. Mr. Dorton is able to offer clients a unique perspective based on his varied roles in private practice, as a federal regulator and an in-house advisor.

Will received his B.A. cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was also elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a staff editor for the Kentucky Law Journal.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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