Lawyer Profile

Clark Pendergrass
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - University of Alabama School of Law
Bar Admission - 9/26/1997

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


Clark Pendergrass practices primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business law, and health-care law. Mr. Pendergrass has extensive experience in complex transactions involving the health-care industries and defense and government contractors.

In the area of health-care law, Clark Pendergrass regularly advises hospitals and physicians concerning regulatory compliance and fraud and abuse issues, such as the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute. Mr. Pendergrass has represented health-care clients in complex transactions, such as hospital-physician joint ventures and other arrangements involving radiation therapy, sleep laboratories, and orthopaedic-sports therapy; the acquisition, development, and leasing of medical and physician office buildings; and the divestiture of a home health division.

In the area of government contract law, Clark Pendergrass regularly advises clients about issues involving the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Section 8(a) program, small disadvantaged business (SDB) program, the women-owned business program, and the service-disabled, veteran-owned small business program.

Areas of Practice:
Corporate and Business Law
Business and Commercial Transactions
Business Organizations
Mergers and Acquisitions
Minority Businesses
Venture Capital
Health-Care Law
Federal Government Contracts
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances 

Alabama, 1997
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
    Middle District of Alabama
    Southern District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts

Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association


J.D., summa cum laude, 1997, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Managing Editor (1996-1997) and Junior Editor (1995-1996), Alabama Law Review
    Order of the Coif
    Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award
    Hugo L. Black Scholar
B.A., 1991, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    Phi Beta Kappa

“Discovery and Claims Alleging Police Misconduct,” For the Defense, June 2003 (with George W. Royer).

“Unitary Status: A New Wave of Litigation,” Alabama School Boards, August 1999 (with J. Russell Gibson, III).

“The Real Estate Consumer's Agency and Disclosure Act: The Case Against Dual Agency,” Alabama Law Review, 1996.

“Structuring Your LLC for Resale or Closure,” Small Business Development Center, Alabama A&M University, 2009.

Community Involvement:
Member, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Development Council (2006-2009).


Clark Pendergrass has represented emerging and start-up companies and been involved in venture capital and other private equity transactions.

Clark Pendergrass has experience in negotiating and preparing merger and acquisition agreements and related transaction documents; stock-purchase agreements; asset-purchase agreements; organizational documents for corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs); shareholder agreements; financing agreements; non-competition, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements; employment agreements; employee handbooks; and employee severance agreements.

Clark Pendergrass also has experience litigating business and minority-shareholder disputes and commercial and contractual transactions.

Other Experience:
Senior Staff Attorney, Justice Harold F. See, Alabama Supreme Court (1999-2001).


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