Attorneys

Experience

Rebecca Clarkson is a partner in HunterMaclean’s corporate practice group. Rebecca has helped clients form, organize, govern, and capitalize entities; reorganize, merge, and acquire entities; and review, draft, and negotiate commercial contracts, including supply agreements, terms and conditions, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, lease agreements, and license agreements. Her legal background lies in financial services, restructuring, creditor’s rights, and real estate. She has experience representing lending institutions and borrowers in negotiating syndicated, club, and bi-lateral credit facilities.

Rebecca earned her J.D., cum laude, in 2011 from the University of Georgia, where she served as the executive notes editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Business Law Society and the Student Bar Association. From 2011-2012, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Lamar W. Davis, Jr., of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Rebecca has volunteered her time with the Small Business Assistance Corporation as Secretary of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and with the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire as a member of the Board of Directors. She has also volunteered as a high school Mock Trial competition judge.

Representative Engagements

  • Worked on the sale of a regional medical practice to a national provider, with a purchase price in excess of $30M.
  • Worked on the acquisition of a national producer of conveyer belt systems, with a purchase price of approximately $70M.
  • Worked on the sale of an insurance brokerage firm for approximately $30M.
  • Worked on the purchase of an oil distributor by a national oil company for approximately $10M.
  • Worked on the sale of a financial services firm to a national financial services firm for approximately $10M.
  • Worked on the sale of a staffing agency for approximately $35M.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to different stage businesses, including start-ups, developing companies, and Fortune 500 companies with respect to contract matters, corporate and business issues, Uniform Commercial Code issues, and other day-to-day legal issues including companies in the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, retail, hospitality, and health care industries.

Recognition

Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star: Corporate Law, 2018

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Publications & Presentations

Publications

What is LIBOR and why does its phase-out matter?

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), sometimes referred to as the Eurodollar rate in loan documents, is being phased out. Attorney Rebecca Clarkson explains in more detail in her article for Business in Savannah.

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Growing Small Businesses through Alternatives to Traditional Bank Loans

It takes money to make money, and growing a business requires capital. Small businesses have traditionally turned to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and to banks for loans, but today’s financial landscape provides more options to businesses looking for ways to fund their growth. HunterMaclean attorney Rebecca Clarkson discusses alternative funding options in this article for Business in Savannah.

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Presentations

Succession Planning: What Is Your Exit Strategy?

Presented by Rebecca F. Clarkson at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking in Savannah, Georgia, on October 17, 2015.

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News

Eighteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of thirteen HunterMaclean attorneys as 2018 Georgia Super Lawyers and five attorneys as 2018 Rising Stars.

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Attorney Rebecca F. Clarkson Joins HunterMaclean’s Corporate Group

Attorney Rebecca F. Clarkson recently joined HunterMaclean as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. She has a legal background in financial services, creditor’s rights, and real estate.

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