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David G. Clark (Retired)

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We want to thank David Clark for his years of service with the Law Offices of Canalia & Clark, LLC. Mr. Clark’s practice concentrates in the areas of trust and estate planning, administration and taxation; probate and real estate transactions. He graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law ranked first in his class in 1990 and was Executive Managing Editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review.  He is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Indiana. From 1990 to 1994 Mr. Clark’s practice included representing not-for-profit healthcare organizations including a major Northwest Indiana hospital in contract and compliance matters.  From 1994 through 2006 Mr. Clark was Vice President and Senior Trust Officer of First National Bank of Illinois where he interpreted and administered scores of trust agreements drafted by numerous attorneys. This invaluable experience taught him first hand what works and what often doesn’t work in trusts and estate plans. As a lawyer and banker Mr. Clark has taught university and law school classes in personal finance and banking law and has served as an estate planning and tax consultant to other attorneys.  Mr. Clark’s interdisciplinary experience in the related areas of estate planning, investments and banking, real estate and taxation allows him to provide more complete counsel to his clients.

Mr. Clark is a member of the Illinois and Indiana State Bar Associations.  

Mr. Clark is also a registered title insurance agent in Illinois for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., Greater Illinois Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company.


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Juris Doctor with Highest Distinction - 1990
  • Valparaiso University
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 1978
  • American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    • 1996

Past Positions

  • First National Bank of Illinois, Vice President & Senior Trust Officer
  • Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Attorney - City of Portage, Indiana
  • Town Attorney, Town of Dune Acres, Indiana

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lansing, Illinois Bar Association
  • Nordic Law Club of Chicago

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Tax
  • Corporations and LLCs

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1990
  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1990

Current Employment Position

  • Member/Partner