Clifton B. Clark is a Member of the Firm’s Banking, Equine, Financial Services and Coal industry groups. His practice focuses primarily on corporate structuring, tax, finance, commercial lending, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves as Group Leader to the Firm’s Tax Practice Group and Managing Member of the Lexington office.
Clifton works with both large corporations and small business owners to help them achieve their long-term strategic objectives. He guides clients through complex legal issues which range from the initial formation through all aspects of running the business, including corporate structuring, capitalization, financing, contract negotiation, secured transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
Practical and efficient are the words Clifton lives by when it comes to helping business owners resolve legal issues – he knows that business owners have a lot on their plate, and he prides himself on offering practical solutions and helping business owners navigate complex legal issues.
From sophisticated coal transactions to investment banking and non-profit organizations, Clifton’s experience is wide-ranging. Clifton has represented individuals and business clients of all sizes in industries including manufacturing, marketing, wholesale and retail sales, mining, banking and insurance, coal and natural resources, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
In addition to being an attorney, Clifton is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), making him uniquely positioned to provide the best counsel to his clients in issues relating to tax and commercial law. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Kentucky Department of Revenue. If it’s tax or business related, Clifton can help.