Alfred M. Clark




Alfred Clark is a partner in the Los Angeles office and a member of the international Board of Directors of Locke Lord LLP. He has more thirty-five years' experience counseling businesses and business owners in a wide variety of strategic and operational issues. Al's principal practice area involves representing institutional lenders and private investors, including insurance companies, commercial banks and private equity firms, in mortgage financing transactions, including forward commitments, construction, bridge and permanent financing, on properties as diverse as industrial facilities, office buildings, multi-family housing, residential tract developments, retail centers and hotels, in California and throughout the Southwest. His practice includes representing senior construction lenders on projects involving mezzanine debt furnished under the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program established and administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. He has substantial experience representing lenders and investors in the restructuring, workout and foreclosure of troubled real estate investments, including properties in bankruptcy. In addition to his finance practice, Al represents investors, landowners and commercial users in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets, leasing, land use and condemnation issues, with many transactions involving sustainable development and property contaminated by hazardous materials.

Al's practice also involves advising creditors and borrowers in non-real estate asset-based financing transactions, including letters of credit and issues arising under Article 9 of the Commercial Code. He is also engaged in providing governance advice to officers and directors of both nonprofit and for profit entities. Al works with community-based nonprofit corporations and tenants' associations in connection with the preservation of privately owned and publicly subsidized affordable housing projects. In 2011 Al received the President's Award from Public Counsel in recognition of his pro bono work preserving affordable housing.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (2020)
  • Recipient "Presidents Award" from Public Counsel of Los Angeles (June 2011)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair, Homeless Task Force
  • Member, Stanford Real Estate Council
  • Member, Urban Land Institute

Community Leadership

  • Board of Directors, Public Counsel
  • Board of Directors, Stanford University Rugby Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Day One
  • Former Co-Chair Centennial Capital Campaign and former Chair of Board of Trustees, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California
  • Former Chair, Audit Committee, Mayfield Senior School, Pasadena, California
  • Former Vice Chair-Development, University of California-Berkeley Parents Board
  • Former Chair, City of Pasadena Human Relations Commission