Jim Clarke

Shareholder


Sacramento

916.558.6084

Jim is a shareholder in the Firm’s Tax & Corporate groups.

His practice focuses on Business Transactions, Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution, Transactional Tax, and business planning matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions; structuring and choice of entity planning in connections with business formations; buy-outs; equity financings; reorganizations, acquisitions, business dispositions, and succession planning involving corporate (including nonprofit) and pass-through business entities, and client representation in federal, state and local tax controversy matters.

As part of his executive compensation practice, Jim combines his corporate and tax specialties to work with businesses in the planning and implementation of key employee compensation arrangements; including stock and synthetic equity performance incentives, deferred compensation plans, stock option plans, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock option plans.

Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Section – Executive Committee
Member

State Bar of California – Business Law, Employee Benefits and Tax Sections

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
Member

Awards

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2022 – Tax

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2022 – Business/Corporate

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2018-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013-2021, 2023, Tax Law

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2023, Litigation & Controversy

Northern California Super Lawyers® 2013-2022

J.D., with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1988

LL.M., with great distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1989

Order of the Coif

Traynor Honor Society

B.A., with honors, University of Alberta, Canada, 1984

Webinar: Business Focus – How Could The Massive $9.6 Trillion of Federal Stimulus Impact Your Business?

On October 14, Weintraub attorneys Christopher Chediak and Jim Clarke partnered with  CVF Capital Partners, BFBA, and JPMorgan Chase to present an informational webinar discussing how the massive influx of federal stimulus may impact businesses, included tax changes, inflation, labor pressures, and preparing to buy or sell a business. Panelists: Chris Chediak, Weintraub TobinJim Clarke,…

  • When: Oct 14, 2021

WEBINAR: The Impact of the American Rescue Plan on Business

The Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan has been signed into law, bringing with it a flood of programs, initiatives, and COVID relief. Summary:On March 23, 2021, Weintraub Tobin partnered with BFBA and CVF Capital Partners to give an overview of the Plan, including investment, tax and legal implications. CVF Capital…

  • When: Mar 23, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Webinar: CRA Presents Small Business Provisions of CARES Act

Weintraub attorneys Jim Clarke and Lukas Clary presented for the California Restaurant Association (CRA) webinar Small Business Provisions of CARES Act, discussing aspects of the Act most likely to provide immediate cash flow to small and medium-sized businesses, with a focus on the needs of restaurants. The webinar recording is available…

  • When: Apr 9, 2020

Webinar: The Impact of New Coronavirus Legislation on Business

On April 2, 2020, Chris Chediak and Jim Clarke of Weintraub Tobin joined with Jose Blanco and Brian Hoblit of CVF Capital Partners and Ben Brown of BFBA LLP to present a webinar on the implications of new laws, regulations, and initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

  • When: Apr 2, 2020

Business Transitions Seminar

Summary of Event: Join us for an educational event to learn more about planning a successful business transition.  The Business Transitions Seminar will feature a CEO panel of business owners who have been through or are currently going through a transition such as a sale, merger, company reorganization, or generational…

  • When: Dec 3, 2019

Upcoming Seminars for Wineries

Three Weintraub attorneys will speak to wineries and winemakers about legal challenges for facility development, land management and business operations at two half-day seminars on Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 17th. The seminar for the Motherlode & Northern California Wineries and Vineyards will cover recent trends and topics relating…

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Weintraub Tobin Adds Healthcare Practice with Salem & Green Merger

Weintraub Tobin has expanded to include a Healthcare practice as a result of its merger with Salem & Green, effective January 1, 2022. Healthcare and business attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance have joined the Corporate Group. These attorneys are practicing at the forefront of…

Salem & Green to Merge with Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2022, healthcare and business law firm Salem & Green will merge with and into the Weintraub firm. Sacramento-based attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance will join Weintraub’s Corporate Group. Founded in 1999, Salem &…

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

Business and Tax Relief in Response to COVID-19

As COVID-19 imposes challenges on our communities, Weintraub is tracking developments to help you deal with the pandemic’s business and legal implications. I.                 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans A.                 Overview The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)…

14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks ,Dale C. Campbell,  Christopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Jim Clarke,Edward J.…

Business and Tax Relief in Response to COVID-19

As COVID-19 imposes challenges on our communities, Weintraub is tracking developments to help you deal with the pandemic’s business and legal implications. I.                 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans A.                 Overview The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)…