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Linda Perez Clark


Phone: 225.389.3714
Fax: 225.388.9133

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Linda Perez Clark is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She is also the Managing Partner of the firm. She has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in wide variety of transactional matters, including asset and stock acquisitions and sales, engineering, procurement, construction and construction-related contracts (for both onshore and offshore energy projects), various product supply agreements and commercial leases. She has worked on transactions, construction contracts, and interconnection agreements for industrial mega-projects in Louisiana and in the Gulf of Mexico. Linda’s practice includes general advice to large and small businesses, including development and negotiation of company-wide standard forms and indemnity agreements, assisting clients with entity structure and governance, and development of buy-sell and operating agreements among owners and business succession plans.

Linda is listed among the top Corporate/M&A lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA 2020. She is listed to the Lawyers of Color's (LoC) Power List 2020. She is listed in both the 2023 and 2024 editions of Baton Rouge Business Report's Capital Region 500. Linda is also recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law.

Representative Experience
  • Lead outside counsel to The Williams Companies, Inc. through its affiliates, in development of project-wide forms for the engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of a deepwater (Gulf of Mexico) floating production system and negotiation with contractors from project inception to installation
  • Drafting and/or reviewing offshore production handling and related agreements
  • Representation of Oceana Group Ltd., the largest fishing company in South Africa, in a $382,000,000 transaction with Daybrook Fisheries, Inc. The transaction involved the outright purchase of a fish processing plant in Empire, Louisiana and a 25 percent stake in the fishing operation
  • Legal adviser to a publicly-traded outdoor advertising company in its acquisition of more than 5,500 outdoor advertising assets for $458,000,000
  • Representation of significant residential real estate developer in multiple sales, acquisitions and related matters
  • Sales of various industrial services companies and business entities for consideration in excess of $100,000,000 in the aggregate
  • Acquisition of HUD insured multi-family complex for $25,000,000
  • Sale of chemical manufacturing company for $33,000,000
  • Acquisition of chemical manufacturing company for $10,000,000
  • Representation of a Louisiana bank with regard to corporate governance matters, real estate transactions on behalf of the bank, and in day-to-day counsel in connection with the bank's corporate structure and related issues regarding its Board of Directors
  • Representation of a Louisiana seafood mix company in negotiations and contracts with national grocery store chains and restaurants

Linda earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University in 1988. She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1991 from Tulane University Law School where she was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Law II, Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy.

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1991
  • Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
Articles, Publications and Presentations
Community Service
  • Lawyers of Color Power List, 2020
  • Louisiana Tech Alumni Association National Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Board of Directors, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Appleseed, 2011-2018
  • Advisory Board, Catholic Community Services, 2000-2010
  • LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute Advisory Board, 2009
  • Board Chairman, Catholic Community Services Advisory Board, 2007
  • Past President, Forum 35
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Serve! Baton Rouge, 1999-2004
  • Board of Directors, Charles W. Lamar branch, YMCA, 2000-2004
  • Member, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Plan Baton Rouge Oversight Committee, 1999-2003
  • Advisory Board, CAN DO!, 1999-2003
  • Member, Baton Rouge Town Meeting Committee, 1999-2001
  • The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice (NOCCJ), Weiss Award Recipient, 2019
  • Women's Council of Greater Baton Rouge "International Women's Day", 2019 Honoree
  • National Diversity Council, 2014 Most Powerful and Influential Women Award
  • "Women's History Month" - Honoree, Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, March 17, 2009
  • Baton Rouge Business Report's "Influential Women in Business," 2008
  • Baton Rouge Business Report's "Forty Under 40", 1995