Gordon & Rees Served as Exclusive Legal Counsel to Cagwin & Dorward in Sale to Sperber Landscape Companies

April 2021

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani acted as exclusive legal counsel to Cagwin & Dorward and its owners in its sale to Sperber Landscape Companies. The Gordon & Rees team was led by Chicago partner Jonathan Boulahanis and senior counsel Tyler Duff, with assistance from associate Elizabeth Hitt, paralegal Aleksandra Rajska, and partner and chair of the Business Transactions group, Craig Heryford. Of counsel, Robin Mahapatra also provided tax advice to the company and its shareholders.

Sperber Landscape Companies strategically sought expansion into the Northern California marketplace, and it accomplished that result in a big way by completing a transaction with Cagwin & Dorward

Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Cagwin & Dorward ranked No. 37 on our 2020 Top 100 list for Lawn and Landscape Magazine. The company was founded in 1955 and has grown to include multiple locations servicing California’s Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Central Valley.

“We are honored to partner with such a well-respected company. Cagwin & Dorward has the type of brand recognition that only comes from decades of hard work and strong multigenerational leadership," said Richard Sperber, Sperber Landscape Companies’ managing partner. "This is a big step for Sperber as we expand in our home state of California.”

Cagwin’s CEO, Steve Glennon, will continue his leadership of the company alongside his existing management team. “We are very excited to partner with Sperber Landscape Companies," Glennon said. "Combining our management teams and resources will provide the means to take Cagwin & Dorward to the next level and create more opportunities for our employees.”