Patrick Monroe

Of Counsel

Tel: (619) 525-1329

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At a Glance

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

Patrick was included on San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star list in 2016.

Works with a variety of businesses, including start-ups, as well as mature companies across a broad range of industries.

Patrick Monroe is a corporate attorney representing privately owned businesses and nonprofits, providing general counsel, transactional and other services. 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, Internet, biotech, medical devices and professional services.
 
General Counsel Services and Corporate Transactions
Patrick provides general counsel legal services to privately owned businesses and nonprofits. He represents clients in a variety of legal matters including contracts, intellectual property, corporate structuring, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and tax matters.
 
Co-Ownership and Control Issues
In addition, Patrick represents clients in co-ownership matters that arise between business partners, members and shareholders of the various business entities with regard to their rights and duties and strategies for resolving disputes.
 
Real Estate Transactions
Patrick also has experience negotiating and transacting commercial and residential real estate transactions, including purchase agreements, leases, easements 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 admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Central districts of California and the U.S. Tax Court. He is licensed to practice law in the states of California, Hawaii and Nevada.
 
Representative Matters

  • General Counsel to more than 10 corporations whose revenues range from $1 million to $50 million
  • Represented MTS in the $100 million buy-out of leveraged lease rights
  • Represented corporation in the repurchase of $3.3 million worth of its common stock
  • Represented sellers of a Nevada Internet company in the sale of stock valued at $4 million
  • Represented consumer product company in seed funding of $1 million
  • Represented buyer in the purchase of commercial real estate valued at $6 million
  • Represented owners of a financial services firm in spin-off from parent corporation


Education

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


Awards

  • 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
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

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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