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 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.
- 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
California Western School of Law, J.D., with Honors
San Diego State University, B.A., with Honors
- M&A Advisors of the Year, Our City magazine, 2016
- San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017