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Jason M. Ross


Jason is a shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm and former chair of the Firm's Business Division. He has a general practice in, but not limited to, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and distribution and franchise law. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced law in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at an Am Law 50 firm, where he had a similar practice.

Jason advises on a full spectrum of commercial and corporate matters affecting businesses. He frequently works with companies of all sizes doing cross-border transactions. His experience in corporate and commercial matters includes:


 purchase and sale of goods and services



 joint ventures

 commercial agency

 product distribution



 mergers and acquisitions


 traditional financings


Jason is active in Lex Mundi, an international association of independent law firms, and works to develop relationships with legal professionals outside the United States to assist clients with cross-border transactions and international trade matters.  



Jason’s clients include franchisors, manufacturers, and vendors of a diverse array of goods including food items, agricultural products, scientific instruments, recreational vehicles and engine parts as well as services including senior care, software, telecommunications.


Jason counsels franchisors on registration, disclosure, termination and other general business and legal needs. He assists clients with general commercial matters such as supply agreements, sales representation agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements and terms and conditions of sale. He also counsels clients on the termination of distribution and sales representation arrangements.


Jason has advised clients in acquisitions, financings and joint ventures in a variety of industries, including senior care, telecommunications, software, medical equipment, bio-technology and traditional manufacturing. He frequently advises borrowers and lenders inside and outside Iowa on commercial loan transactions and issues legal opinions in those matters.