Patrick T. "Pat" Christiansen

Patrick T. "Pat" Christiansen


Akerman LLP

Recognized since 1997

Orlando, Florida

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Banking and Finance Law
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Location

  • 420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1200
    Orlando, FL 32801

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, BS, summa cum laude, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Corporate Section, and Litigation Section - Member
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers - Member
  • BusinessForce, Chamber Political Action Committee - Founding Trustee; Executive Committee, Past Member, 1998-2000; Florida Cabinet Selection Committee, Past Member, 1998; Past Chairman 2001-2004 (now Chairman Emeritus); Trustee 2001-Present
  • Florida A&M Law School Orlando Project - Past Co-chair 2000-2003; FAMU Law School Advisory Council, Member, 2008-Present
  • Mennello Museum of American Art - Trustee, 2000-Present
  • Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, 2000-2006 - Past Chairman, 2005-2006
  • Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Task Force - Massey Commission - appointee of Chairman Mel Martinez
  • Orlando Museum of Art - Past Trustee, 1993; Past Vice President 1994-1995; Government Relations Committee, Past Chairman, 1994-1996; Past President 1995-1997; Past Chairman 1998-2000; Secretary 2000-Present
  • Saint James Cathedral Foundation - Trustee, 1991-Present
  • The Florida Bar - Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Past Chairman, 1986-1987; Land Trust Committee, Past Chairman, 1983-1986; Corporate and Business Law Section, UCC Committee, Past Vice Chairman, 1982-1988; Legislation Committee, Past Member; Long-Range Planni
  • The Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce - Past Director, 1995-2002; Executive Committee, Past Member, 1996-2002; Past Vice Chairman, Transportation 1996-1999; Past Vice Chairman, Public Policy/Governmental Relations 2000-2002
  • Transportation Roundtable - Past Chairman 1996-1999
  • UCF Repertory Theater - Trustee 2000-Present; Past Vice-Chairman 2000-2001; Past Chairman 2001-2004
  • United Arts of Central Florida, Inc. - Past Board Member 1998-2005; Standards and Allocations Committee 1995-1997; Government Relations Committee, Past Chairman 1998-2001
  • University of Central Florida - Founding Trustee 2001-2010; Past Chairman, Advancement Committee of Board, 2001-2007; Chairman, Governance Committee of Board, 2007-2010; Chairman, Facilities Committee of Board, 2007-2010
  • University of Central Florida Foundation - Past Trustee, 2000-2009
  • University of Central Florida, Business Law - Past Lecturer
  • Valencia Community College - Ad Hoc Fundraising Committee, 1991-1993

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Akerman LLP
Orlando, Florida

215 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

83 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Banking and Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Banking and Finance Law, Orlando (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law

Special Focus

  • Lending

Published Work and Lectures

  • Lecturer at various seminars and author of various articles for publication in various Bar Journals
  • Co-draftsman of the 1972 UCC Amendments to the Florida Uniform Commercial Code.

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