Barry E. Clarksonbclarkson@clarksondraper.com
Professional Licenses & MembershipsUtah State Bar - 1998
Nevada State Bar - 1997
- Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law 1997
- Master of Arts, Languages and Literature, University of Utah 1994
- Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, University of Utah 1991
- Associate of Arts, Dixie College 1990
Background and Experience
Barry E. Clarkson is one of the founding Members and the current Managing Member of the law firm Clarkson Draper & Beckstrom, LLC. Mr. Clarkson has extensive trial experience, as well as appellate work, in both Utah and Nevada. He currently focuses on complex business and real estate transactions in addition to estate planning. He represents developers, architects, engineers, contractors and non-profit organizations. Projects Mr. Clarkson has had primary responsibility for include the development, sales, construction, management, and leasing of office buildings, malls and retail stores, housing developments of various sizes, golf courses, and medical facilities. In addition, Mr. Clarkson has worked extensively in the areas of the establishment of businesses, structuring, business plans, private and public financing, and business operations and procedures. Mr. Clarkson has handled the sale and purchase of numerous businesses both locally as well as nationally.
Mr. Clarkson received his Juris Doctorate Degree from California Western School of Law, a private law school in San Diego California. While attending California Western School of Law, Mr. Clarkson was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Bancroft-Whitney Award for Excellence in Contracts, and the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Contracts.
Mr. Clarkson has also received a Master of Arts Degree, in Languages and Literature as well as a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah. However, based on his simple beginnings in Kanab Utah, Mr. Clarkson has not forgotten what it takes to "sell them ole' cows" which translates into effective, efficient and honest advocacy in getting a deal done.
Mr. Clarkson is very active in the community, serving in various capacities and on various boards related to local health care, higher education, and charitable organizations which he helped to form. As an Eagle Scout and the father of four boys, Mr. Clarkson is actively involved in local sporting events and is a staunch supporter of the Boys Scouts of America organization. Mr. Clarkson currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Dixie State College of Utah in the Business Department.