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Pursuing Alabama John William Clark IV
John William Clark IV

John William Clark IV

Business Litigation & Transaction Counsel

17 years of experience

Business Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy



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 View More ›

Practice Area

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,


English: Spoken, Written


The University of Alabama School of Law

Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor

The University of Alabama School of Law
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

M.A. (2002) | Banking and Finance

University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

B.S. (2001) | Business Administration

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

B.A. (2001) | Political Science

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Business Litigation
Super Lawyers
Real Estate Litigation
Best Lawyers

Professional Associations

Florida State Bar # 20785


2006 - Current

Florida State Bar  # 20785

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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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