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Joshua A. Clark



Licensed in South Dakota

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Sioux Falls Lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law

Your Experienced Resource

Joshua Clark is a Sioux Falls mergers and acquisitions and corporate attorney who helps new and current business leaders with all their legal business needs. For his clients, Joshua applies applicable experience to each unique issue presented in order to quickly and correctly solves their business problems.

Joshua has extensive experience providing legal services to hundreds of companies, including start-up companies, private equity companies, small local companies, and large Fortune 25 companies, on all sorts of corporate and business issues. He has represented dozens of clients in sales, acquisitions, and mergers with values ranging from fifty thousand to 1.2 billion dollars. He also provides legal assistance to companies regarding in-house management, including customer service, vendor, real estate, commercial, equity, employment, and ancillary agreements.

Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, Joshua understands the determination that is needed to run a business no matter the size. Joshua wants to be that hardworking, positive, and caring attorney who helps his clients in growing their business for the benefit of the company, its employees, and our society.

LICENSED IN: South Dakota

Joshua’s “Why”

Joshua has a wife, Melissa, and two children, a daughter, Quinn, and a son, Wyatt. He enjoys college football (GO IRISH!), woodworking, and fishing.

Bar Admissions

  • South Dakota

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, Juris Doctor, 2012
    • Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, Managing Board - Articles Editor
    • Virginia Journal of Law and Politics, Managing Board - Development Editor
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Master of Arts, 2009
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, Bachelor of Arts, 2007
    • Cum Laude
Previous Employment
  • Clark Law, PLLC, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Sole Member, 2020-2021
      • Counseled a large real property development company in both internal restructuring and negotiating purchases and leases with third parties in half a dozen areas in South Dakota
      • Worked with numerous clients in forming entities, drafting and finalizing operating agreements, and drafting and negotiating leases, non-disclosure agreements, and independent contractor agreements
  • University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Professor of History, 2019-Present
      • Taught U.S. History from 1750-1870
      • Taught American Federal Government
  • Nygard Advisors, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Associate, 2019-2021
      • Advised four separate privately-held companies on internal reorganization
      • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized asset purchase agreements, ancillary transaction documents, subcontracting contracts, phantom equity plans, and restricted unit agreements
      • Negotiated, revised, and finalized dozens of master services agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and subcontracting agreements
      • Assisted client in a sale of a portion of its business, including drafting and negotiating a purchase agreement and ancillary documents
  • Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith LLP, Sioux Falls, SD
    • Associate, 2018-2019
      • Oversaw a partial stock sale by a large agricultural company to a competitor
      • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents
      • Provided guidance and assistance to eleven separate banks in acquisitions, dispositions, corporate governance, and customer contracts, ranging in value from US$50 thousand to US$250 million
      • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized purchase agreements, ancillary transaction documents, customer contracts, financing documents, and restructuring documents
      • Counseled dozens of separate privately-held companies in a number of customer, vendor, real estate, and restructuring transactions, in business areas ranging from agricultural, oil and gas, industrial, commercial, medical, and private equity
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP, Denver, CO
    • Associate, 2016-2018
      • Represented a large healthcare company in a half-dozen acquisitions and joint venture investments
      • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents
      • Managed diligence teams of dozens of attorneys and drafted and finalized diligence memoranda
      • Advised seven separate technology companies in numerous acquisitions and dispositions, ranging in value from US$500 thousand to US$500 million
      • Drafted, negotiated, and finalized purchase agreements and ancillary transaction documents
      • Oversaw diligence processes and drafted and finalized diligence memoranda
      • Served as lead M&A counsel for a lending company in a US$300 million disposition to a private equity purchaser
      • Guided an international information technology company through a Section 363 bankruptcy sale process
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP, Denver, CO
    • Associate, 2012-2016
      • Represented a Fortune 25 diversified health and well-being company in over a half dozen acquisitions, ranging in value from US$400 million to US$1.2 billion
      • Counseled three private equity firms in numerous competitive and proprietary platform company acquisitions, follow-on acquisitions, and dispositions
      • Assisted various privately-held companies in numerous strategic and joint venture transactions, including the acquisition or disposition of technology, sports, real estate management, entertainment, leisure, hospitality, and travel businesses
  • United States Department of Agriculture Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC
    • Program Adjudication Intern, 2010
      • Wrote Final Agency Decision resolving a discrimination claim
      • Conducted legal research on a variety of bankruptcy and administrative law issues
      • Contributed legal theories to assist in adjudicating discrimination claims