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Ian D. Pesses Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Not Admitted in Texas; Admitted only in Florida and Michigan


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1979

Cleveland State Law Review, Associate Editor

University of Michigan, B.A., with high honors, 1976

Ian Pesses is a senior counsel in the Business Services Department of Dykema's Dallas office. Mr. Pesses concentrates his practice on corporate finance matters and has significant experience in a wide variety of complex commercial transactions. His broad transactional experience includes buying, selling, financing, organizing, restructuring, leasing, licensing, executive compensation, succession planning, and general business counseling to privately-held companies. He has served as lead special counsel to a wide range of businesses including service providers (financial, business, health care, professional), manufacturing, technology, distribution, wholesale and retail, and start-up and mature companies.

Ian's client base includes entrepreneurs, investors, shareholders, directors, director special committees, senior executives, private equity companies, and family offices. He has experience across multiple industries, including automotive, convenience store, cosmetics, financial services, health care, real estate, and software.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
    • Corporate and Business Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Corporate and Business Law Section, Member
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, Member

Recognized by The Legal 500 in 2011 as a Leading Lawyer for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market