Lawyers

Sarah A. Clarkson

Shareholder

Adam W. Spitzley - aspitzley@seyburn.com

Sarah A. Clarkson is a shareholder in the Firm and previously practiced at the law firm of Clarkson Law, PLLC which firm she founded in 2011 before merging her practice with Seyburn Kahn, PC in 2021. Ms. Clarkson represents and counsels privately held businesses, developers, sole proprietors, and entrepreneurs, and her practice is devoted to commercial and real estate transactions and corporate and business law matters, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, start-up entities, commercial real estate, and borrower-side financing transactions. Her clients are involved in a variety of industries and business areas, including real estate investment, management, and development, manufacturing, construction, food service, legal and accounting, employee staffing, and technology.

Sarah Clarkson graduated with Distinction from the University of Michigan in 1990 and received her law degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1993. She is a member of the Real Property Law Section and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is a member of both the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and the Lakeshore Bar Association. Ms. Clarkson was recognized by Michigan Top Lawyers as a “Top Lawyer” in Business Law in 2015 and in the same year represented the “Target” (Seller) in the 43rd largest merger and acquisition transaction in Michigan as published in Crain’s Detroit Business.

Ms. Clarkson is currently a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Ascension St. John Hospital Foundation and was one of the founding and long-serving members of the Board of Directors of The Lake House, a Gathering Place for Those Touched By Cancer, a Michigan non-profit corporation that founded a cancer support facility in St. Clair Shores, Michigan in 2011 and which has since merged with Gilda’s Club - Metro Detroit, and was Secretary for the organization for a number of years. She is a member and former Secretary and Board Director for the women’s business organization Inforum.

Memberships/ Associations

Legal
  • Real Property Law Section and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce
  • Lakeshore Bar Association
Civic / Community
  • Trustee on the Board of Trustees of the Ascension St. John Hospital Foundation
  • Secretary and Board Director for the women’s business organization Inforum
Awards
  • Michigan Top Lawyers as a “Top Lawyer” in Business Law in 2015
  • “Target” (Seller) in the 43rd largest merger and acquisition transaction in Michigan as published in Crain’s Detroit Business.