Anna Dodson structures and negotiates debt finance transactions. She is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity Group and a member of its Debt Finance and Financial Restructuring Practices.
Ms. Dodson advises sponsors, borrowers and lenders in debt financings up and down the capital structure and in a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and restructurings. She also advises credit, debt and opportunity funds and other non-bank lenders in structuring and executing their leverage and liquidity strategies, including bank lines, notes offerings, warehouse facilities and securitizations. Ms. Dodson has significant workout experience, including advising banks and non-bank finance companies in out-of-court restructurings. She advises distressed and special situation lenders, as well as sellers of and investors in distressed financial assets.
Ms. Dodson serves on Goodwin’s Opinion Committee and Attorney Review Committee and has served on its Boston Hiring Committee. She is the founder of the firm’s Neighborhood Business Initiative, a firm project that provides pro bono legal services to low income businesses in Boston and New York. She has been honored for her pro bono and civic work, including receiving the John Adams and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Ms. Dodson is recognized in Chambers USA.
Ms. Dodson is a member of the American, Boston and New York State Bar Associations.
Ms. Dodson is a recipient of the 2004 John Adams and John Quincy Adams Pro Bono Publico Award – given by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court – for providing volunteer legal services to poor and disadvantaged citizens in Massachusetts. She is a recipient of the 2004 Robert B. Fraser Pro Bono Award, given annually by Goodwin. In 2008, Ms. Dodson was selected for the inaugural class of “Women of Justice” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in participation with the Women’s Bar Association and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Dodson was an honoree in Pro Bono in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Excellence in Law” in 2013.