Patrick focuses his legal efforts on helping Minnesota owners solve their problems and reduce their risks so that they can focus on running their companies. Based on his combination of extensive legal and business experience, Patrick regularly provides legal counsel on acquisitions and sales, contract review, employment issues, corporate governance and many other legal issues facing a business owner.
In addition to Berns Knight PA, Patrick has served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps where he worked as trial counsel (prosecutor) and Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney (Southern District, California) and worked as an attorney with Morrison Sund PLLC in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
For a period of ten years between graduating law school in 1994 and present, Patrick worked as Chief Operating Officer of Waymouth Farms, Inc., a Minnesota food manufacturing company selling branded snack foods to national retailers, and owned and operated Kateri Foods, LLC, a start-up healthy snack food manufacturing company.
US District of Minnesota
Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps (Reserve)
Coach, Wayzata Youth Hockey Association
Board Member, Riverland Bank
Harvard Business School (MBA), 2000
Georgetown Law Center (JD), 1994
Holy Cross (BA), 1989, summa cum laude
Patrick is married with four children and lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.