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Patrick’s practice focuses on corporate financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, and strategic partnerships.  Patrick’s counsel covers company formation, initial capital structuring, corporate governance matters, all the way through exit of the company. Patrick organized and quarterbacked the merger and acquisition process for companies, and in other transactions separately advised the various stakeholders, including investors, entrepreneurs, executives and board of directors. Over the years, Patrick has represented companies in various industries, including investment banks, financial consulting, technology, and healthcare companies.  

Relevant Experience:

  • Represented community bank in sale to publicly traded bank
  • Represented family office for regulatory compliance and negotiation and structuring alternative investments
  • Represented technology company in evaluating cryptocurrency offering
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in a recapitalization of company by private equity fund
  • Represented a dental practice in sale to private equity fund
  • Represented a buyer in a purchase of investment bank
  • Represented private equity fund related to formation, capital raising, and regulatory compliance
  • Advised multiple angel investors in technology startups related to organized financing rounds and interim financing
  • Represented public company in confidentially marketed public offering
  • Represented insurance company in corporate formation and structuring private offering
  • Represented reinsurance brokerage in corporate formation and structuring private offering
  • Represented health insurance company in private offering
  • Represented management related to change in control issues
  • Represented entrepreneur in purchase of franchise locations

Distinctions & Memberships

  • The Best Lawyers in America® – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Board of Consultants, The Florida Orchestra
  • Board of Directors, Florida Venture Forum
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, Friends of Wave – Tampa Bay Wave
  • Served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Ronald N. Ficarrotta, 13th Judicial Circuit
  • While in law school, volunteered as a student intern for the New Orleans Legal Assistance Corp. in the housing law unit
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Leadership Institute Class, 2010-2011
    • Executive Committee, “Wills for Heroes” program, 2011-2012


  • Tulane Law School, J.D., 2005
  • University of Florida, B.A., 2001

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