Kathleen E. Clark

Kate Clark is counsel in the Corporate Practice Group of Sherman Wells, where she focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial contracts. In particular, Kate represents corporate clients in structuring, negotiating and consummating domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other commercial transactions in a wide array of industries. Kate also represents individuals investing in early stage start-up companies, advises directors and officers on corporate governance matters and assists companies in preparing and negotiating commercial contracts.

Prior to joining Sherman Wells, Kate was an associate in the Corporate practice group of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP for two years and, prior to that, she was an associate in the Corporate practice group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York City for five years, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.Kate has been selected by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for mergers and acquisitions in New Jersey since 2015. 

 
Education
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (2007) Member, Journal of International Human RightsTrinity College (Hartford, Connecticut), B.A., with highest honors (2002) Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
New York New Jersey
Recognition
New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Award Methodology
Representative Transactions
  • A financial services company in the negotiation of an asset purchase agreement for the sale of its business to another financial services company.
  • A manufacturing company in its acquisition of substantially all the assets of a steel cutting business.
  • A new business in its first acquisition, the purchase of substantially all the assets of a food importing business.
  • Various companies in internal restructurings, including consolidation of subsidiaries and subsidiary board management, both in the United States and overseas.
  • Individuals investing in start-up companies in various industries, including the telecommunications, manufacturing, software, medical device and internet security industries.
  • Individuals asked to serve on boards of directors in drafting and negotiating their board packages.
  • A New Jersey public company seeking advice on New Jersey corporate law issues before responding to a shareholder proposal.
  • A consulting business in its equity investment in and strategic alliance with a software company.
  • A public pharmaceutical company in its acquisition of 100% of the outstanding stock of a device manufacturing company.
  • A public information and technology company in the sale of its back office automation software business segment to a software company.
  • An entertainment company in the sale of 100% of its outstanding stock to another entertainment company.
  • A public financial services company in its stock-for-stock merger with another public financial services company.
  • Private equity funds in acquisitions (through both stock purchases and mergers) of public and private companies in various industries, including the retail, pharmaceutical, insurance, manufacturing, financial services and waste management industries.