John William Clark IV

John William Clark IV

Business Litigation & Transaction Counsel
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy
  • Alabama, Florida, Mississippi
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John is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2001, John obtained a Masters of Banking and Finance (2002) and his Juris Doctorate (2005) from the University of Alabama.

Upon graduation, John began work in Mobile, Alabama with a large Mobile firm handling general litigation and oil, gas & mineral issues. In 2007, John began work with a Birmingham firm specializing in business and other litigation. John’s practice eventually grew to include not only business litigation, but also general business advice and counsel and business transactions. John’s current practice includes business and commercial litigation, general litigation, corporate law and transactional matters, as well as specific specialties in such areas as shareholder and business disputes, and real property issues, including conservation easements and title insurance litigation.

Detailed Profile
John was recognized by Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star in 2013, in the area of Business Litigation in each year since 2013 (2014-18), and by Best Lawyers in the area of Real Property Litigation.

John is a member of the Alabama (2005), Florida (2006) and Mississippi (2006) Bar Associations, and regularly handles matters across the State of Alabama and in the Florida panhandle.

A few recent examples of some matters handled by John include:

Represented a Birmingham company in litigation regarding the termination and removal of a shareholder
Represented a shareholder of a Birmingham company in the purchase/buyout of his majority partner
Represented lenders and borrowers in the negotiation and drafting of loan documents in a number of different transactions
Represented a number of local companies in disputes regarding stock compensation for employees
Represented a number of local companies and their majority shareholders in disputes related to employees/minority shareholders soliciting business of the companies

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Additional Practice Area
  • Civil Litigation
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  • English: Spoken, Written
The University of Alabama School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
M.A. (2002) | Banking and Finance
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S. (2001) | Business Administration
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (2001) | Political Science
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Business Litigation
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Real Estate Litigation
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 20785
- Current
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Clark Law Firm, P.C.
The Landmark Center, Suite 600
2100 First Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Toll-Free: (205) 506-0075
Telephone: (205) 506-0075
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