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Darnell Clayborn Associate

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2015


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015

University of Pittsburgh, MBA, 2012

University of Central Arkansas, B.S., 2010

Darnell Clayborn is an associate in Dykema's Chicago office. Mr. Clayborn focuses his practice on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Clayborn obtained his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. While in law school at the University of Illinois, Mr. Clayborn participated in the Civil Litigation Clinic, representing low-income individuals in housing disputes. He is also on the firm's hiring committee.

  • Represented institutional lenders in connection with asset based loans.
  • Represented institutional lenders serving as lead agent in syndicated credit facilities.
  • Represented dental service organization in mezzanine financing transaction.
  • Represented shareholder in sale of equity securities to Spanish corporation.
  • Represented medical device start-up in obtaining seed capital.
  • Provided disadvantaged business enterprise with corporate governance support.
  • Represented a selling dental practice in connection with a $34.5 million acquisition.
  • Represented private equity backed platform company in $28 million acquisition of a health care company in the dental industry.
  • Counseled dental practice on a corporate reorganization.
  • Represented buyer in the purchase of telecommunications company.

Memberships & Involvement

Cook County Bar Association