Co-chair of the firm’s Public Companies Practice, Pat helps clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies to mitigate risk and maximize the value of their transactions. He counsels companies in corporate governance issues and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations, including disclosure of matters related to executive compensation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Pat regularly advises both public and private companies in acquisitions, divestitures and various types of complex contractual matters, with a particular emphasis on technology licensing and procurement. He also supports emerging and established companies with sophisticated financing activities, such as registered securities offerings, private placements, PIPEs and venture capital financings.

Representative Matters

  • Provide public company/corporate governance counsel to Marten Transport, Ltd., Mesabi Trust and Select Comfort Corporation.
  • Handled public equity offerings by ev3 Inc. (follow-on/secondary, $166 million), Southwest Casino Corporation (PIPE - $16 million) and Merrill Corporation (IPO, $253 million).
  • Handled sales and purchases of public and private companies, including the purchase of FoxHollow Technologies, Inc. by ev3 Inc. ($741 million) and sale of Western Aircraft, Inc. to Berkley Aviation Investors, Inc. (amount undisclosed).

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Pat was a partner with Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Pat serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and is on its executive committee.