Patrick Monroe

Of Counsel

Tel: (619) 525-1329

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At a Glance

Patrick’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions in the areas of software, medical and professional services.

Honors include: M&A Advisors of the Year by Our City magazine, Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal, Top Attorneys by San Diego Metro Magazine and San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Patrick held senior management positions for 10 years in both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies before becoming an attorney.
 

Mergers & Acquisitions
Patrick Monroe is a corporate attorney representing privately owned businesses in mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. He works with a variety of businesses, including start-ups, as well as mature companies across a broad range of industries, such as information technology, software, communications, biotech, medical, dental and professional services.

General Counsel Services
Patrick provides general counsel legal services to privately owned businesses. He represents clients in a variety of legal matters including contracts, intellectual property, corporate structuring, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and tax matters.

Real Estate Transactions
Patrick also has experience negotiating and transacting commercial real estate transactions, including purchase agreements and leases and advising the limited liability companies and limited partnerships used in such transactions.

Prior Experience
Prior to joining Best Best & Krieger LLP, Patrick was the founding and principal attorney of Monroe Law, APC, a law firm that focused on corporate law. He also had the privilege of interning with Qualcomm’s in-house legal department, where he worked on state and federal tax matters, licensing, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Before becoming an attorney, he held senior management positions for 10 years in both small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Patrick is licensed to practice law in the states of California, Nevada and Hawaii.

Representative Matters

  • Represented seller in stock sale of tech company valued at $110 million
  • Represented MTS in the $100 million buy-out of leveraged lease rights
  • Represented seller of 50 percent interest in security company valued at $80 million
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of major competitor valued at $76 million
  • Represented consulting firm in an asset sale valued at $15 million to a public company
  • Represented sellers of an Internet company in a stock sale valued at $4 million
  • Represented corporation in the repurchase of its common stock valued at more than $3 million
  • Represented dentist in the sale of dental practice valued at $3 million
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition of a medical laboratory valued at more than $1 million
  • Represented private equity firm in the acquisition of majority stake in a financing company
  • Represented minority shareholder in a stock sale of a media company to a public company


Education

  • California Western School of Law, J.D., with Honors
  • San Diego State University, B.A., with Honors


Awards

  • Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal, 2017
  • Top Attorneys, San Diego Metro Magazine, 2017
  • Advisor of the Year Finalist, Sell-Side Representation, 2017
  • M&A Advisors of the Year, Our City magazine, 2016
  • San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017

 

  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Business Law Section

 
 

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year
Press Releases Nov 3, 2017

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year

Recognized for Work on Partnership & Acquisition Deal, Along with Finalist Patrick Monroe

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company
Client Successes Aug 4, 2017

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List
Press Releases May 9, 2017

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List

San Diego Office Continues to Advance Up the List

Patrick Monroe Recognized by Two San Diego Publications
Press Releases Apr 25, 2017

Patrick Monroe Recognized by Two San Diego Publications

Transactional Attorney’s Legal Achievements Earned Him Honors

Press Releases Jan 20, 2017

San Diego Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the BB&K Attorneys Recognized for their Work

Press Releases Dec 22, 2016

M&A Advisors of the Year: Patrick Monroe

BB&K Attorney Among Our City M&A Advisors of the Year

Patrick Monroe Video Bio
Videos Nov 22, 2016

Patrick Monroe Video Bio

Of Counsel

Press Releases Jan 26, 2016

Seven BB&K Attorneys Recognized by 2016 San Diego Super Lawyers Magazine

Five Partners on Super Lawyers List, Two Additional Attorneys on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

Event Dec 2, 2015

New California Finders Law

Provisors’ Corporate Deal Professionals Group

Patrick Monroe Appointed to State Bar Committee
BB&K In the News Dec 3, 2014

Patrick Monroe Appointed to State Bar Committee

Business Attorney Patrick Monroe Was Appointed to the State Bar of California Business Law Section's Corporations Committee

 
  • "CLE: Directors’ Fiduciary Duties,“ Best Best & Krieger LLP Transactional Training, 2015
  • “New California Finders Law,” Provisors’ Corporate Deal Professionals Group, Dec. 2, 2015
  • "Recent Developments in Commercial Contracts,“ National Contract Management Association, 2014
  • "CLE: Executive Compensation and Employment Agreements,“ San Diego County Bar Association, 2014
  • “Peregrine Semiconductor Sale Draws a Crowd of Lawyers? Get It All in Writing,” San Diego Business Journal, Sep. 19, 2014
  • “Understanding Commercial Contracts,” National Contract Management Association “Contracting in the Commercial Environment,” June 18, 2014
  • “NDAs: Implications & Enforcement,” Provisors: Corporate Deal Professionals, 2013
  • “Options In Civil Practice,” California Western School of Law, 2013
  • “Business Law Basics,” San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2011, 2012
  • “7 Deadly Sins of Business Owners,” San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2011, 2012
  • “Business Entities: Limiting Liability,” Le Tip of La Jolla, 2010, 2011