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Derrick Clarke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in St. Petersburg, FL

The Law Office of Derrick L. Clarke, P.A.
146 2nd St N, Suite 310
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-379-4434
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

Derrick Clarke established The Law Office of Derrick L. Clarke, P.A., in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2018. He provides comprehensive legal services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and business and corporate law to a variety of clients from diverse backgrounds. He offers customized legal services to assist his clients who are deeply committed to their respective industries.

Mr. Clarke’s experience substantively focuses on helping his clients with all stages of acquiring and selling a business, from drafting buy-sell agreements, to conducting due diligence and closing the deal. His services also assist his clients negotiate, draft and review commercial contracts and leases, as well as employment agreements that contain non-competition, non-disclosure and non-solicitation restrictive covenants. Most of his clients are in the pest control, hospitality, commercial real estate, manufacturing, retail and personal care services industries.

Mr. Clarke holds an economics bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. 

Mr. Clarke is admitted to practice before The Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He is the recipient of the Victor O. Wehle Award for Trial Advocacy from the Stetson University College of Law. He also served as an associate member of the Stetson University College of Law, Moot Court Board.  

Practice Areas
  • 80%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 20%Business/Corporate

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

About Derrick Clarke

First Admitted: 2012, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://derricklclarkepa.org/about/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 2014
  • State of Florida, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Pest Control; Retail; Hospitality; Funeral Service & Crematories; Personal Care Services; Manufa
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Office Location for Derrick Clarke

146 2nd St N
Suite 310
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-379-4434

Last Updated: 8/10/2022

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