C. William (Bud) Clark – Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business Law, Creditor’s Rights Law, Zoning Law, Land Use and Development, Appellate Practice, Mediation.
Admitted: 1975, Maryland
The majority of Mr. Clark’s practice involves litigation and appeals in state and federal courts throughout Maryland. Those cases involve issues in contracts; business matters, including employment agreements, and company or shareholder disputes; real estate transactions; land use and zoning matters; and development cases. His four years of service on the Baltimore County Board of Appeals provided him a working knowledge of local government and experience in deciding complicated cases which now allows him to understand what persuades others to make judgments as to factual and legal issues. He enjoys an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Clark has been selected by his peer for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Litigation-Land Use& Zoning. http://bestlawyers.com. Mr. Clark has also been a Peer Review Panel member for the Attorney Grievance Commission.
In 2014, Mr. Clark completed Basic Mediation Training and is certified as a mediator. He has been accepted by the Maryland Program for Mediation Excellence (MPME).
Reported appellate cases include Joppa Sand and Gravel Corp. v. L.Epstein & Sons, Inc. 30 Md. App. 34, 382 A2d 1086. American Union of Baptists, Inc. v. Trustees of Particular Primitive Baptist Church at Black Rock, Inc. 98 Md. App. 10, 632 A2d 266 (1993) affm’d 335 Md 564, 644 A2d 1063 (1994) cert denied 513 US 1111, 115 SCt. 902, 130 L Ed 2d 785 (1995). Marriott v. Cole 115 Md. App. 493, 694 A2d 123 (1997). Diamond Point Plaza, L.P. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 171 Md.App. 70,908 A.2d 684 reconsideration, cert gr. 396 Md. 524 A.2d, cert gr. Wal-Mart v. Wells Fargo, N.A. 396 Md. 524,914 A.2d 768, vac. Diamond Point Plaza Ltd Partnership v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 400 Md. 718,929 A.2d 934. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza, Ltd. 185 Md.App. 489,971 A.2d 360, cert denied 410 Md 559,979 A.2d 707. Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc. v. Harrison 186 Md.App. 228, 973 A.2d 841.
In recognition of his active participation and his leadership abilities, The Baltimore County Bar Association elected him, for ten consecutive years, to serve on its Executive Council. In 2009, it elected him President of the BCBA. He served as president of the Baltimore County Bar Foundation. In 2010, members of the Maryland State Bar Association elected him to serve on its Board of Governors.
Giving back to the community rounds out the public persona of Bud Clark. Active in the Greater Towson Committee, he served as its President in 2005 and 2006. In 2011 he was elected President of Tomorrow’s Towson. Both organizations are dedicated to the revitalization and redevelopment of Towson, the seat of the Baltimore County Government, and Bud’s adopted home town.