Attorneys

Experience

Rebecca Clarkson is a partner in HunterMaclean’s real estate practice group. Rebecca has extensive experience in commercial finance and corporate law. She has represented lending institutions and borrowers in negotiating syndicated, club, and bi-lateral credit facilities. She has helped clients form, organize, govern, and capitalize entities; reorganize, merge, and acquire entities; and review, draft, and negotiate commercial contracts.

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

  • Represented borrowers and lenders in the financing, acquisition, and leasing of commercial real estate projects across the country.
  • Represented lenders and borrowers in financing transactions secured by all assets.
  • Represented company in sale to ESOP, including negotiating acquisition financing.
  • Represented parties in various types of leasing transactions, including retail leasing, office leasing, industrial leasing, warehouse leasing, and ground lease developments.
  • 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.
  • Served 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: Business/Corporate Law, 2018-2019

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

HunterMaclean Announces New Partner Rebecca F. Clarkson

HunterMaclean is proud to announce that Rebecca F. Clarkson was elected as a partner by the voting shareholders of the Firm. As an attorney within the Firm’s real estate practice group, Rebecca’s practice focuses mainly on commercial finance and real estate litigation.

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Fourteen HunterMaclean Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

HunterMaclean was recently honored with the selection of eleven attorneys as 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers and three attorneys as 2019 Rising Stars. Attorneys are selected based upon peer review, professional achievements, and independent research.

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