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Debra Clark Joins Dykema In Chicago

Corporate Finance Practice Expands With Veteran Commercial Finance Attorney

August 5, 2011

CHICAGO—Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Debra Clark to its Corporate Finance Practice as a member in the firm's Chicago office. Prior to joining Dykema, Clark was a member of SNR Denton's Corporate practice group.

Clark focuses her practice on representing domestic and foreign banks, and other financial institutions, in structuring and documenting middle market, asset-based lending and investment grade financing transactions. She also has significant experience representing mezzanine lenders and borrowers.

"With more than 30 years of experience serving clients in the corporate arena, Debra has built up an impressive history of serving her clients in complex financial transactions," said J. Michael Bernard, Leader of Dykema's Corporate Finance Practice. "Debra's knowledge and skills in syndicated deals and mezzanine financing will be an important asset in serving our existing clients and will help us expand our commercial finance practice."

With more than 130 attorneys and government policy advisors in Chicago, Clark is the latest attorney to join Dykema's Chicago office.

"Debra's deep experience in the commercial finance space makes her a tremendous asset to the Chicago office, further expanding our corporate finance practice here," said Patrick Stanton, Managing Member of Dykema's Chicago office. "We also know Debra very well. Many of our attorneys have worked with her over the years on a number of matters and we are pleased to welcome her to our Chicago office."

Debra earned a J.D. from the University of Texas Law School. Her undergraduate degree is from Southern Methodist University in Business Administration.

Dykema's corporate finance practice features over 40 attorneys who provide invaluable expertise such as general business advice and corporate legal services to both domestic and foreign entities that are privately and publicly owned. The range and depth of services include Corporate Governance, Investment Management, Public Finance, and Securities. The Firm's Merger and Acquisition service is rooted in 70 years of experience utilizing a cross-disciplinary approach to meet the needs of public and private clients.