Thomas C. Clark, III

Tom's Profile

Tom is a Shareholder and serves as Chair of Maynard Cooper’s Real Estate Practice Group. In addition, Tom has been a member of the firm’s Board of Directors for a number of years.

Tom’s extensive experience covers all aspects of representing buyers, sellers, developers, investors, landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate matters, including acquisition, development, financing, leasing and economic incentive matters. His clients include, among others, developers, investors and owners of retail shopping centers, office assets, multifamily properties and industrial properties located throughout the United States; various manufacturing and tech companies that have recently opened new facilities within the State of Alabama; local developers focused on urban renewal and redevelopment of existing facilities; and several large institutional investment funds focused in the retail, multifamily, office and hospitality sectors.

In addition, Tom represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured transactions and multi- state transactions. Additionally, he represents a number of clients from various industry sectors with respect to equipment lease financing. Many of the firm’s clients, including public and privately-held entities, seek Tom’s guidance and counsel in connection with their various financing matters.

Tom has been widely recognized for his skills and accomplishments as an attorney, including a top-tier Band 1 ranking in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Practitioner in Real Estate. He is also included in The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers. Tom earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and he holds a B.S. from Duke University.

“He is excellent…good at creative structures. I think he is one of the best. ” – Client Testimonial

Tom's Awards

  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Real Estate (2006 – present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law (2007-present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2016-present)
  • Birmingham Magazine‘s “Top Attorneys” in Real Estate (2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate and Banking (2008-2015)
  • Birmingham Magazine’s “Top Commercial Real Estate Lawyer” (2011)
  • Birmingham Business Journal’s “Best of Bar” for Real Estate (2005)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Tom's Affiliations and Civic Involvement


  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Business Law Sections
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Center for Real Estate, University of Alabama, Leadership Council Member
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Phyllis Rudloff
State Bar:Alabama

University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1991, J.D., Journal of International Business Law, Associate Editor and Senior Editor)

Duke University (1988, B.S., cum laude; Phi Eta Sigma)

March 13, 2020
Dear Clients, In this time of growing concern surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we want to assure our clients that Maynard, Cooper & Gale is prepared with an emergency business contingency plan. We continue to closely monitor developments and...
August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
May 21, 2019
Randall Minor Participates In BBJ’s Opportunity Zones Table Of Experts
Randall Minor, a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate and Economic Development practice groups, represented Maynard Cooper...
May 1, 2019
39 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys And 8 Practice Groups Receive Recognition In The 2019 Chambers USA Guide
Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys and eight of its practice groups have received high marks in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the industry’s most respected legal rankings publicat...
November 9, 2018
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
November 7, 2018
Real Estate Projects Big Winner In First Round Of Opportunity Zone Guidance; A Few Questions Remain
On October 19, 2018, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury released the first of the expected series of clarifying guidance (in the form of ...
March 23, 2018
Opportunity Zones: A New Economic And Community Development Tool Alabama Businesses, Real Estate Developers, And Governments Should Know About
On March 21, 2018, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey nominated 158 population census tracts (at least one in each of Alabama’s 67 counties) for designation as “qualified opportunity zones” (“opportunity zones”) pursuant to the Tax Cut and Jo...