Mikail O. Clark
Senior Associate

214 North Tryon Street Suite 2400, Charlotte, NC USA 28202

Overview

Mikail Clark focuses his practice on business and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. He provides clients with useful and pragmatic solutions to their ongoing concerns and helps clients to strategically identify and address short and long-term goals in a budget-conscious matter. Each and every client and industry is unique and requires varying levels of legal, business, and technical expertise. By providing such expertise in a timely and responsive manner, Mikail aims to develop close and lasting relationships with the successful businesses and businesspersons that make his job possible.

Prior to joining the firm, Mikail was a corporate associate at a law firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina in its Corporate Department where he focused primarily in transactional law by assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions and in the contract negotiation, contract review, reorganization, restructuring, and corporate governance aspects of their business. He also advised on private placement and tax matters. Previously, Mikail worked as a summer associate and then an associate at a regional full-service law firm in its Charleston, West Virginia office where he represented lenders and borrowers in various financial transactions and structures, including secured commercial credit facilities, acquisition financings, and asset-based lending.

While attending Washington and Lee University School of Law, Mikail worked as a summer law clerk in the Charleston office of a West Virginia-based law firm. He was also Advancement Editor of the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Mikail was recognized in 2024 and the three years immediately preceding as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was named one of Business North Carolina magazine's "Young Guns (Best Under 40)" in 2024.

Mikail is proficient in Spanish.

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Experience

*Represented a national healthcare clinic system in the $121 million sale of its business to a leading national healthcare system.

*Represented a regional manufacturer and distributor of beverage equipment in its business’s $32.5 million sale to a publicly traded cooking and industrial process equipment company.

*Represented a leading software provider in the payment systems industry in the over $35 million sale of its business to a private equity firm.

*Represented a state economic development authority in the purchase of $54.5 million of the assets of an international manufacturer and distributor of consumer goods.

*Represented a non-profit foundation in the construction, funding, and favorable tax treatment of a $45 million state-of-the-art aquatic and track facility.

*Represented a state economic development authority in the sale of $25 million of its assets to an international manufacturer of insulation products.

*Represented a public corporation in obtaining two easements, a lease, and clarifying reserved property rights in connection with a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the construction and operation of a cellular tower to improve broadband access for over 3,600 households, businesses and community facilities in rural West Virginia.

*Represented a regional technology-enabled corporate wellness provider in the $2 million sale of its business and assets to a leading international supplier of e-commerce software and on-demand services to the insurance, financial, and healthcare industries.

*Represented a regional full-service medical center in the sale of its business and assets to a super-regional hospital system based in the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. Drafted the purchase agreement and assisted in the due diligence process.

*Represented clients in the dissolution of certain multimillion dollar trusts and the formation of a limited liability company with the assets formerly owned by the trusts.

*Represented a private timberland investment manager with a portfolio of over 700,000 acres of forestland and rural real estate in the purchase of 24 acres of timberland from certain private individual sellers. Acted as sole associate, responsible for drafting the purchase and sale agreement, conducting title research, and assisting in the due diligence process.

*Represented a Mid-Atlantic-based grocery chain with certain licensing, permitting, easement, and real estate development issues in connection with the construction of a grocery store and 151,000 square foot shopping center.

*Represented a natural gas owner in granting an easement to a natural gas developer for the development of certain natural gas wells.

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick

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Financial Services

Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law J.D., Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities (2017) Burks Legal Scholar

Liberty University M.B.A., Accounting and Finance (2014) Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business

Liberty University B.S. (2012) International Business and Business Marketing, Minor in Spanish, Dean’s List, Chancellor's List

Admissions

North Carolina (2019)

South Carolina (2018)

West Virginia (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of West Virginia

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina State Bar Association, Member

Mecklenburg County Bar, Member

Union County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

South Carolina Bar, Member

American Bar Association
   Young Lawyers Division, Member
   Tax Law Committee, Vice-Chair (2018-20)

West Virginia Bar Association, Member

Union County NC Chamber of Commerce
   Board of Directors (2021-Present)
   Public Policy Committee, Member

LexisNexis Professional Research Certification

Certificate of University Teaching, Liberty University

 

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