Clark Worthy, Gentry Locke attorney

Clark H. Worthy

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Clark Worthy has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce and has spent over 30 years working with private corporations on governance, merger and acquisition, real estate, and financing matters, and with individuals on their personal financial matters. For the past 25 years, Clark has primarily devoted his practice to commercial real estate matters including purchases, sales, leases, tax-free exchanges, and financings. A partner in the firm, Clark is recognized among the Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law.

  • Years practicing law
  • Years lived in Virginia
  • Marathons completed
  • Grandchild
  • With your background in Finance, did you ever consider pursuing a different career?

    I began work in Accounting, wanted to be a Certified Financial Planner®, and always thought I’d get my MBA. Along the way, though, I took the LSAT, scored well, and decided I’d enjoy being a business attorney.

  • What do you enjoy doing for fun?

    We are big football fans and like to travel by RV to watch the Gamecocks and visit friends we’ve made in Columbia, SC.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S. in Finance


  • Frequently serves as local counsel for multi-state real estate and financial projects
  • Worked on both the acquisition by and the sale of commercial properties to local banks for the location of new branch banks
  • Worked on the acquisition and sale of several local businesses including a veterinary practice, dental practices and manufacturing companies
  • Worked with individuals and corporations in 1031 Like-Kind and Reverse Like-Kind Exchange transactions
  • Assist a large non-profit organization with low-income housing projects, general corporate work, and loan programs
  • Corporate counsel for several local businesses including physician practices, a landscaper and developer, insurance agents, contractors and subcontractors, provider of assistance programs to disabled individuals and a mortgage broker


  • Member, Board of Directors, Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley (2015-Present); Board Chair (2018-2019)
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Apple Ridge Farm (2006-2014); former Board Chair
  • Past Board Chairman, Presbyterian Community Center in Roanoke
  • Past Board Member, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate, Leadership Roanoke Valley
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable H. Emory Widener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1992-1993


  • Named a “Go To Lawyer” for Commercial Real Estate by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2023)
  • Named “Roanoke Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law (2022)
  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law (2012-2024)
  • Designated as one of the “Legal Eliteby Virginia Business magazine in Real Estate/Land Use (2017, 2021-2023)
  • Named a “Legal Eagle” for Real Estate Law by Virginia Living magazine (2012)
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