Of Counsel

C. Dana Waterman, III

Biography

C. Dana Waterman III graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover MA and Dartmouth College, Hanover NH with an A.B. in history, and from the University of Iowa College of Law.  He joined Lane & Waterman in 1971 and served as its Managing Partner from 2001 to 2016, the fourth generation of the Waterman family to lead the firm. In 2017, he transitioned to an Of Counsel role, where he continues to advise business organizations and individuals on matters related to organization, operations, governance, financing, transactions, and risk and compliance issues, as well as personal wealth planning. Dana also serves as Secretary and General Counsel of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated.  He continues to be active in community service organizations, having served as board chair of the Quad Cities Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Putnam Museum and Science Center and the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (and predecessor organizations). He presently serves as a board member of the Adler Theater Foundation, Augustana College, Genesis Health System (currently vice chair), and immediate past president of the Iowa Law School Foundation and the Quad Cities Chamber Foundation.  He also serves on the board of directors of several privately-held companies, as a co-trustee of The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation and as a founding co-trustor of the Quad Cities Cultural Trust. In 2015 he was inducted into the Quad-Cities Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of the Heartland, and in December 2016, he was appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Iowa (East).

 

Education

Education

Phillips Academy and Dartmouth College (A.B. 1968)
University of Iowa (J.D. 1971); Phi Delta Phi

Admissions

Admissions

Iowa – 1971
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 1971
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 1973

Professional Associations

Professional Associations

Member, Society for Corporate Governance
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association

Honors

Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law)
• Listed in Chambers and Partners (Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions/Securities Law)
• Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions) (Since 2016)
• Listed in Super Lawyers (business and corporate law)

Awards

Awards

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Community

Community

Board of Directors, Adler Theater Foundation
Board of Trustees, Augustana College
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, B. J. and Mabel Palmer Memorial
Board of Directors, Quad Cities Chamber Foundation (past president)
Board of Directors, Genesis Health System (vice chair)
Trustee, The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation
Trustor, Quad Cities Cultural Trust
Board of Directors, Iowa Law School Foundation (past president)
Assistant Secretary, Lee Endowment Foundation
Trustee, John F. Murray Endowment Foundation

Speeches & Publications

Speeches & Publications

Co-author, Organizing Corporations, Chapter 56 in M. Volz, Jr., 3 Iowa Methods of Practice (2014).
Co-author, “The Iowa Business Corporation Act: Corporate Governance Through the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws,” 40 Drake L. Rev. 805 (1991).