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ClarkTrow

Special Counsel

"Rules are not limits, they're merely places to begin."

Overview

Biography

Clark primarily concentrates his practice on representing purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions, representing landlords and tenants in leasing transactions, and representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions. He has extensive experience reviewing, negotiating, and drafting all necessary transaction documents as well as representing title-insurance companies in examining real estate titles, preparing title-insurance commitments, and clearing title exceptions. Clark also has substantial experience handling mortgage-consolidation agreements and mortgage assignments to mitigate mortgage taxes.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Real Property Law Committee Member and Former Chair; Real Property Law Committee Contracts Subcommittee Member
  • New York State Bar Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represents borrowers and regional and national banks in real estate and asset-secured loan transactions.
  • Represented a Canadian client in a $4.4 million acquisition and financing of the acquisition of a production facility in conjunction with the purchase of US- and Canadian-based assets of an operating company.
  • Represented a franchisee in the acquisition of four fast-food restaurants.
  • Represented food co-ops in negotiating leases for retail grocery stores.
  • Assisted a developer in a $6 million land acquisition, a $33.3 million development, and building loan financing for a student-housing project.
  • Served as local NY counsel to a Canadian client in a $9.4 million cross-border acquisition of a food manufacturer and related real estate.
  • Served as outside general counsel to a purchaser in the acquisition of Oklahoma taco restaurant franchises and related business assets collectively valued at $2.8 million.
  • Represented a long-standing Orchard Park specialty technical manufacturer in the successful sale of its equity and real property to a private equity platform.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey, Special Counsel

Selected Community Activities

  • Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York, Board of Directors Member

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Corporate Law, 2024; Real Estate Law, 2023–2024
  • Buffalo Business First, Who’s Who in Law: Real Estate, 2011

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We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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