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Linda Perez Clark

Phone: 225.389.3714
Fax: 225.388.9133

linda.clark@keanmiller.com
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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 products), 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 also listed among the top Corporate/M&A lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA 2019.

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 million dollar 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 million
  • 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 million, in the aggregate
  • Acquisition of HUD insured multi-family complex for $25 million
  • Sale of chemical manufacturing company for $33 million
  • Acquisition of chemical manufacturing company for $10 million
  • 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
Education

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.

Admissions
  • Admitted, Louisiana, 1991
Memberships
  • Louisiana State and American Bar Associations
Articles, Publications and Presentations Community Service
  • Board of Directors, Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation, 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, Louisiana Appleseed, 2011-present
  • 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
  • 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 "40 Under 40", 1995
Chambers USA
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