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A partner in the Tax Department, Patrick regularly advises investment fund and strategic clients in a broad range of domestic and international transactions. He focuses his practice primarily on the representation of private investment funds and their portfolio companies, including in taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisition transactions, fund formation, joint ventures, carve-outs, and financing and capital markets transactions. His practice includes advising clients on all aspects of investment management M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, majority and minority stake investments and spin-outs. Patrick also has extensive experience in both bankruptcy and other restructuring transactions.


Patrick's representative clients include General AtlanticGlenview CapitalOaktree Capital ManagementPointState Capital, and TowerBrook Capital Partners.

Patrick obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.



  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., Salisbury University, 2001
    summa cum laude 


  • Hon. Myron T. Steele, Delaware Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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