Lyn G. Clinton











Lyn Clinton’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions and their boards regarding strategic corporate transactions, federal and state security law matters and regulatory compliance. 

Lyn has represented financial institutions in numerous of capital raise transactions, including the issuance of secured debt, subordinated debt, preferred stock and common stock. She also routinely advises clients on corporate and securities matters, including public offerings, private placements, “going private” transactions, reorganizations, tender offers, recapitalizations and proxy solicitations. Lyn represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers and acquisitions of financial institutions, including branch acquisitions and the sale of business units. 

She also advise public and private financial services companies regarding reporting and compliance obligations under federal and state securities laws and regulations, including periodic reporting, insider trading issues and fair disclosure. Lyn frequently counsels boards of directors regarding corporate governance issues and director’s fiduciary duties and provides advice on regulatory and compliance matters related to financial institutions. She also provides advice regarding employment agreements and incentive plans and tax and business strategies.

Originally from Atlanta, Lyn graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. degree in accounting, and she then received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. She and her three children currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • American Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Business and Finance Section
  • Community Bankers Association, Associate Member 
  • Georgia Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • Other State and National Trade Associations, Associate Member 
  • State Bar of Georgia, Business Law Section

Awards + Recognitions

  • Georgia Rising Star, 2005, 2007


  • Georgia State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1993)
  • University of Georgia (J.D., cum laude, 1998)


  • Georgia, 1998

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Nancy Buchanan
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 404.844.2758

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