University of Minnesota Law School, Magna Cum Laude
 - Order of the Coif

Université de Paris-Sorbonne, M.A.

University of Minnesota, B.A.

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  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


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David Clark
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David Clark is a member of the firm's Finance & Restructuring section. He represents banks and other financial institutions, investors and borrowers in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including:

  • Commercial and asset-based loans
  • Syndicated credit facilities
  • Securitizations
  • Subordinated debt
  • Leveraged acquisition financings
  • Project financings

He also advises financial institutions and corporations in connection with swaps, hedges and other derivative transactions.

Prior to joining Briggs, David worked at a national law firm, where he was a partner in the finance and restructuring group.


David's recent experience includes:

  • Borrower/seller’s counsel for grain repurchase facility.
  • Originator’s counsel for securitizations of US and cross-border trade receivables.
  • Borrower’s counsel for a multi-currency revolving and term credit facility and private note placement to finance a major international acquisition.
  • Borrower’s counsel for a revolving and term credit facility to a regional airline secured by all personal property and fleet of aircraft.

  • Counsel to a “big box” retailer in connection with negotiating a private label credit card financing program.

  • Agent’s counsel in connection with a secured revolving credit facility to an agricultural commodity trader.

  • Lessee’s counsel for synthetic leveraged equipment leases.
  • Agent’s counsel for syndicated, rated term financing backed by student loans.
  • Agent’s counsel for a convertible note offering by a Cayman's issuer to finance construction of Brazilian ethanol assets.
  • Lender’s counsel for a senior subordinated credit facility (with an equity kicker) to a natural gas trading company.
  • Lender’s counsel for a senior secured credit facility to a Canadian agricultural investor.
  • Agent’s counsel for a syndicated revolving and term credit facility to a multinational database company.
  • Lender’s counsel for a revolving and term credit facility to provide construction, startup, and working capital for combination beef slaughterhouse and packaging plant, secured by the borrower's real estate and personal property.
  • Lender’s counsel for a letter-of-credit facility, guaranteed by Ex-Im Bank, to a Venezuelan port operator to finance the purchase of ship unloading, conveyor, and grain storage equipment.
  • Borrower’s counsel for a secured revolving and term credit agreement to a telecom company to finance the acquisition of a public company.
  • Borrower’s counsel for a secured revolving credit facility to a leveraged hedge fund.
  • Borrower’s counsel for a life insurance company in connection with a term credit facility.