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Patrick J. Pazderka

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Patrick Pazderka
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Overview 

  • 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
Education

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

 

 

 

Recognition
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
Presentations

“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