Patrick focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities matters, with an emphasis on early-stage technology, Internet, and mobile-app companies. He provides counsel on start-up formation, angel and venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions and asset sales, commercial transactions, pre-litigation contract disputes, IPO positioning and day-to-day corporate legal issues. Patrick likes to get to know his clients’ businesses and industries and strives to provide not just sound legal advice but practical and pro-active business advice.
Patrick began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Eugene Wright, circuit judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He went on to practice for over eleven years in the corporate finance group of Perkins Coie LLP, including four years as a partner, representing both companies and investors in venture capital financings, underwritten public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He then spent three years with Accord Law Group, providing legal and business counsel to early-stage companies, before joining Focal in 2015. Patrick has guest lectured on corporate finance, securities and legal practice at both the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law, and has been featured on CorporateCounsel.net.
Patrick loves working in his hometown of Seattle, where he proudly indulges in many of the clichéd pastimes of a typical Northwesterner, including skiing and snowshoeing in the Cascades, climbing on Mount Rainier, sailing on Lake Washington, crabbing in Puget Sound and rooting for the Sounders and Seahawks.