Biography

As Chair of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, Pat’s practice includes corporate transactions, joint ventures, general corporate counseling and securities. She has negotiated complex, multi-entity joint ventures and acquisitions, as well as advises clients on a variety of general corporate issues and agreements. Pat has advised and consulted with both privately-held and publicly-traded clients. Her experience includes the negotiation and structuring of acquisitions, mergers, private placements, equity investments, joint ventures, development agreements, licensing agreements, supply agreements, distributor agreements, sales agency agreements, limited liability company agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and corporate succession planning.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Pat served as a Trustee for Art Therapy Studio (fka The Art Studio) and Youth Challenge. She was also formerly a trustee for Project Learn, a volunteer for Race for the Cure, co-chair for The Art Studio’s 1999 Annual Benefit and Race for the Cure’s 1998 “In the Pink” program. She is also a former member of the Case Western Reserve School of Law Alumni Board of Directors.
    • Pat is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Formation and negotiation of joint venture including buy-out of former venture partner, organization and structuring of subsidiary entity
    • Structuring supply, licensing, and distribution arrangements
    • Structuring and negotiation of development agreement including equity buy in of start up company
    • Formation of acquisition entity and preparation of equity and debt private placement offering
    • Negotiation of sale of stock of client’s business, including earn-out and later stage affiliate sale
    • Negotiation of sale of stock of family owned business including earn-out, employment agreements and consulting agreements for principals
    • Negotiation of buy-out of joint venture partner including licensing rights and continuing supply agreements