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Patrick J. Pazderka


Patrick Pazderka


  • Focuses corporate and securities practice on corporate governance issues and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations, including disclosure of matters related to executive compensation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Knowledgeable transactional attorney with significant experience coordinating contract review and preparation for both small and large privately-held companies
  • Regularly handles acquisitions and divestitures for both public and private companies, private placements, PIPE financings and venture capital financings


Representative Experience 

  • Public company/corporate governance counsel to Aetrium Incorporated, Ecolab Inc., ev3 Inc., Marten Transport, Ltd., and Select Comfort Corporation
  • Public equity offerings by ev3 Inc. (follow-on / secondary - $166MM), Southwest Casino Corporation (PIPE - $16MM), and Merrill Corporation (IPO - $253MM)
  • Sales and purchases of public and private companies – Purchase of FoxHollow Technologies, Inc. by ev3 Inc. ($741MM); and Sale of Western Aircraft, Inc. to Berkley Aviation Investors, Inc. (amount undisclosed)
  • Regularly advises public and privately-held companies on various types of contractual matters

University of Minnesota Law School  »  J.D.  »  magna cum laude  »  Managing Editor  »  Minnesota Journal of Global Trade 

University of St. Thomas  »  B.A.  »  Business Administration and Environmental Studies


Areas of Practice


Securities Mergers & Acquisitions General Corporate




Minnesota Law & Politics  »  "Rising Star"
Associations & Pro Bono
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
University of St. Thomas School of Law Student Mentor
LegalCORPS Volunteer

“Understanding Your Third-Party Software Service Agreements: Ownership of Data & Proprietary Rights, Liability & Insurability Considerations,” Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP Privacy & Data Protection Seminar Series, 2010

"Executive Compensation and Equity Compensation" The Collaborative Seminar, 2009

"A Primer on the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures - Living With Regulation G" HCBA Business and Securities Law Section, 2008

"The Nuts & Bolts of the New E-Proxy Rules"Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP Seminar, 2007