Patrick Johnson is a business lawyer and a partner in the firm's Raleigh office. He represents businesses in a variety of transactions. These include mergers and acquisitions, transfers of assets, commercial contracts, commercial loans and private placements of securities. He has extensive experience representing businesses in M&A transactions and commercial contracts. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law and in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Woodward/White).
Prior to joining Brooks Pierce in 2004, Patrick was a lawyer with Jones Day and Dewey Ballantine in New York. He also served as an investment banker with Robertson Stephens in New York, where he advised on M&A and capital markets transactions.
Patrick's practice includes representing businesses in international business transactions. He spent three months practicing in Dewey Ballantine's London office, has worked on cross-border transactions, and regularly counsels a global manufacturing business and advises them with respect to commercial arrangements involving foreign entities.
Articles, Publications, & Speeches
- "Enforceability of Online Terms and Conditions Incorporated into a Written Contract," North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section newsletter, April 2010
- "Securities Law Issues and Answers for Small to Medium Sized Businesses," NBI CLE Seminar, December 2009
- "LLC's: Securities Law Issues and Answers," NBI CLE Seminar, May 2009
- "Joint Ventures: One Alternative to Financing a Deal Without Traditional Financing," North Carolina Bar Association Annual Real Property Section Meeting, April 2009
- "Due Diligence in M&A Transactions," North Carolina Bar Association Annual Business Law Section Meeting, February 2008
- "Limited Liability Companies - Creating Practical Operating Procedures," NBI CLE Seminar, August 2007
- "SEC Disclosure Rules Regarding Internal Control Over Financial Reporting," Legal Topics Bulletin, August 2004
Patrick has significant experience advising on and negotiating transactions, including representing:
- Media company in acquisition of assets of six radio stations
- Private owner of broadcast television stations in sale of stations to public company
- Private U.S. distribution company in sale to U.K. public company
- Private media company in sale of cable systems to private investor
- Two midwestern utilities in sale of jointly-held U.K. electricity distribution business to U.K. utility
- Prominent investment banker in purchase of national magazine from large media company
- National telecommunications company in a large equity investment by financial buyer in telecommunications company's reorganization in Chapter 11
- Public telecommunications company in its acquisition by private telecommunications company
- Private health care service provider in its acquisition of family-owned health care service provider
- Private equity fund in its investments in cable service provider
- Pension trust of Fortune 10 company in its investments in public hotel chain and private direct marketing company
- Numerous borrowers in credit facilities