Patrick T. Dean

Associate

Dallas
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Overview

Patrick Dean focuses his transactional practice on achieving successful closings for mergers and acquisitions and preparing general corporate governance documents and corporate agreements for a variety of clients. A conscientious advocate for his clients, he has in-depth experience with negotiating contracts, company formation documents, capital raising and stock purchasing agreements. Patrick’s background in litigation also provides insight on how to counsel his clients when negotiating and preparing agreements.

Patrick's real-world experience as a landman in the energy industry across various locations in the U.S. helped hone his research and negotiation skills. He focuses on his clients' needs and ultimate goals, understanding what they want to accomplish and developing strategies to get them there.

Select Experience

  • Represented clients on both the buy- and sell-side of transactions across a variety of industries, including technology, oil and gas, automotive, healthcare and real estate.
  • Served effectively as outside general counsel in taking minutes for board meetings and preparing general corporate governance documents, early-stage capital raising and stock purchase agreements, real estate joint ventures, company formation documents and various conveyances, consents and resolutions.
  • Conducted due diligence on a variety of transactions, including for the disposition of ~1200 oil and gas wells.
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Experience

  • Represented clients on both the buy- and sell-side of transactions across a variety of industries, including technology, oil and gas, automotive, healthcare and real estate.
  • Served effectively as outside general counsel in taking minutes for board meetings and preparing general corporate governance documents, early-stage capital raising and stock purchase agreements, real estate joint ventures, company formation documents and various conveyances, consents and resolutions.
  • Conducted due diligence on a variety of transactions, including for the disposition of ~1200 oil and gas wells.
  • Researched and drafted a variety of research memorandums, demand letters, pleadings and dispositive motions, including for the successful defense against the recognition of a disputed $48 million judgment from Mexico.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Jane Boyle, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas: Extern (2018)
  • XTO Energy, Inc.: Extern (2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2019, summa cum laude; Articles Editor, Texas A&M Law Review; Order of the Coif
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 2010