Clara Seymour is the leader of the Finance Practice Group. She focuses her practice on finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and general corporate services.

  • Represents publicly and privately held companies in debt financing, venture capital, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business formation, corporate restructuring and other corporate matters
  • Advises borrowers regarding asset-based lending, syndicated credit facilities, high-yield note offerings, FF&E financing, debt restructurings, dividend recapitalizations, subordinated and unsecured financing, convertible debt and other complex financing transactions ranging from $500,000 to $1.25 billion
  • Counsels both borrowers and lenders in connection with financing and capital raising in various industries, including cannabis and gaming
  • Represents private equity funds in connection with senior and mezzanine financings for acquisitions of new and add-on portfolio companies and refinancing in various industries
  • Represents clients in connection with corporate restructuring issues


Practice Areas


Representative Matters

Financing and Capital Raising

  • Represented investors in connection with domestic and cross border (US/Canada) transactions in the cannabis industry totaling over $450 million in capital raised and involving various forms of securities, including convertible debentures, convertible notes, warrants and common and preferred equity.
  • Represented gaming company in $1.05 billion first lien and second lien notes
  • Represented gaming company in $450 million revolving and term loan facility
  • Represented Rocket Mortgage LLC in its issuance of $1.250 billion senior notes and $1.01 billion senior notes
  • Represented North American Bancard, LLC in its $715.0 million senior secured revolving and term loan facility
  • Represented home security system provider in its refinancing transactions in its approximately $180 million refinancing transactions involving four layers of progressively subordinated facilities
  • Counsels venture capitalists and start-up and early stage businesses in connection with investments in the form of preferred stock and debt

General Corporate Services; Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advises companies with complex ownership and organizational structures in connection with company formation, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, and other organizational matters
  • Counsels companies in various industries in connection with corporate governance and commercial agreements
  • Advises in connection with compliance with existing agreements, including financing agreements




Court Admissions



  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2013-2023

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section
  • Information Technology Law Section

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Section
  • Science and Technology Law
  • Young Lawyers Division

News & Insights


  • Due Diligence and Other Preclosing Matters
    Publication | Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan (Second Edition), Chapter Three, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) | Fall 2012
  • Annual Survey of Michigan Law - Business Associations
    Publication | Wayne Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3 | Fall 2011
  • NLRB v. Friendly Cab Company: Entrepreneurialism and the Independent Contractor/Employee Distinction
    Publication | Berkeley J. Lab & Emp. Law |
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