Clark Law Firm, headquartered in Birmingham, is the legal resource for small- and medium-sized businesses that want external expertise that feels “in-house.” John W. Clark IV brings a level of understanding and interaction that will make you feel as if he holds a seat in your boardroom. An award-winning attorney, John is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi, and holds a master’s degree in banking and finance.LEARN MORE
In need of an astute business counselor to negotiate a contract or transaction? Or a seasoned litigator to defend your business interests in a courtroom? From the boardroom to the courtroom, John can handle all your business law needs in Birmingham, and throughout Alabama. And he does so with a problem-solving approach. He will assess how to produce the optimal result for you in the most diplomatic and expeditious manner.
With Clark Law Firm, you will have an advocate on your side who will creatively look at all sides of the issue. This mindset typically yields a better outcome than a one-sided, adversarial approach. As a part of John’s representation, he taps into his wealth of experience and, if needed, can and will aggressively litigate on your behalf if that is the best route to an optimal outcome. But, oftentimes, the toughest issues are solved by taking an unbiased and impartial look at the problem and the law surrounding it to find a solution that works for you and the other parties in any dispute.
No matter what type of contract dispute with which you are struggling, the firm can help litigate and, potentially resolve, a variety of categories of business problems, including shareholder/member disputes, shareholder derivative litigation, restrictive covenant disputes, commercial contract disputes, executive employment disputes, etc.LEARN MORE
Whether you’re creating a new entity, selling your interest in a business, buying the assets of an ongoing concern, or simply continuing the evolution of a multi-generation business, the firm will help advise you and your business, draft and create the appropriate contracts and agreements, and provide business advice to help your business thrive.LEARN MORE
The firm handles the full gamut of real property law, including litigation, commercial sales/leases, sale/purchase financing, conservation easement and land development transactions. We can assist you with purchase, sale or lease of real property, real property financing for sales or purchases, or any disputes arising over real property.LEARN MORE
The firm has a wide variety of experience in all kinds of litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, title insurance and other related claims, business disputes, medical-related disputes, employment contract-related litigation and many other areas. The firm can provide options for handling your situation and will prosecute or defend a myriad of claims in Alabama, Florida or Mississippi.LEARN MORE
Despite my tendency to allow emotion to rule, John was very methodical and practical in approaching my case. He negotiated a favorable settlement resulting in a win-win for both of us and no increased burden on the judicial calendar. Little did I know that a separate dispute would arise within 6 months. I didn’t hesitate to call upon the Clark Law Firm once again to handle the matter. Once again, a favorable outcome. – Retiree; insurance and rental home issues
As a business consultant I engage attorneys on behalf of my clients in need of legal services on a regular basis. I have worked with Clark Law Firm and John Clark for the past 10 years and now recommend the firm exclusively for my clients. John is results-oriented and my clients have always been satisfied by his representation. John is articulate, organized and a forward-thinker. He has taken difficult client legal issues and has worked for the best possible solutions. Plus, John has excellent analytical skills and a strong eye for detail. His excellent communication skills help put clients at ease. I have no hesitation highly recommending Clark Law Firm. – Business Consultant; regularly consults on banking/lending, real estate development/management and various other types of business.
One of the things that impressed me most about John was his ability to read through a massive amount of documents and comprehend the complexities of my case. John proceeded to develop a strategy, prepare documents, and outline to help me be prepared for trial. Then when we went to trial, John was meticulous in his strategy and cross examination. He managed the information and kept the case/trial on point and exposed critical issues. When most individuals go to court and trial, there is a level of nervousness. But John’s preparation was amazing and made the experience an interesting and enjoyable event; I was able to watch a true “pro” at work. I appreciate John for taking on my case and how he handled every aspect. Thanks for the victory. – Business Owner; Robotics industry; dispute regarding a product
John and Clark Law Firm helped support our family for many years with an out of state trust. He is very responsive to our needs and provides excellent advice and guidance. John is always available to get on a call with us to explain the details of the trust. Whenever John is involved, I feel confident that we have the very best representation. – IT/Leadership Management and Development; Trustee for Florida Trust; trust management questions/issues
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