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Clay Johnson


Clay C. Johnson is an associate in Baker Donelson's Birmingham office, where he is a member of the Corporate Group.

Professional Biography

Clay C. Johnson concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business planning, corporate governance, and general business and corporate matters. In addition, Mr. Johnson has extensive transactional experience in the areas of commercial lending and finance, commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts.

  • Represented a publicly traded real estate investment trust in connection with numerous sale/leaseback, development, and loan transactions involving various hospitals, medical office buildings and outpatient centers throughout the United States. Two of such transactions resulted in awards for Baker Donelson's team, the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards – M&A Deal of the Year ($1B-$10B) and the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards – Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Over $100MM).

  • Represented a closely-held software company in connection with its merger into a subsidiary of a private equity fund.

  • Represented a closely-held food manufacturing and distribution business in connection with the sale of its assets (including real estate) to a strategic buyer.

  • Represented shareholders of a privately held fire protection company in connection with the sale of stock to a private equity fund.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021, 2022)
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Alabama State Bar
  • Member – Birmingham Bar Association
  • Co-author – "Corporate Transparency Act Requires Beneficial Ownership Reports" (February 2022)
  • "Baker's Dozen: Remembrances of RBG," Women's Initiative Newsletter (October 2020)
  • Co-author – "Alabama Update: Doing Business in States Other Than the State of Incorporation," Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series (March 2018)
  • Comment – "A Case for an Efficient System: How Relaxing Midlevel Provider Supervision and Prescriptive Authority Laws Will Reduce the Cost and Increase the Access to Healthcare in Alabama," Cumberland Law Review (January 2016)
  • 11th Circuit Survey, In re BankUnited Fin. Corp., 727 F.3d 11 (11th Cir. 2013) (January 2013)


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University J.D., 2015
    • Copy Editor – Cumberland Law Review
  • Brock School of Business, Samford University, M.B.A., 2015
  • Samford University, B.S.B.A., (Economics and Finance) 2012, cum laude


  • Alabama, 2015

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