Pat is an experienced litigator whose energy practice focuses on representing condemning authorities in litigation and regulatory proceedings involving energy transmission in the upper Midwest.
In condemnation actions, Pat has handled scores of valuation disputes to conclusion. Pat’s litigation practice focuses on business litigation, shareholder disputes, and debtor-creditor matters. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John’s University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Pat is an attorney in Fredrikson & Byron’s Condemnation & Eminent Domain, Transmission, and Litigation Groups.
Condemnation/Eminent Domain/Transmission – Patrick represents utilities in land rights matters, including in acquisition and permitting matters. Patrick has appeared in connection with this work before regulatory bodies, in court, and before court-appointed Commissioners in valuation hearings.
Litigation/Securities Litigation – Patrick represents individuals and companies in various litigation matters. Patrick has successfully defended several actions to conclusion, including claims for breach of contract and business torts.
Holdahl, et al. v. BioErgonomics, Inc., et al., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 105 (Minn. Ct. App. Feb. 4, 2013) (obtained summary judgment, which was affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, on behalf of board members and corporation in a class action brought by shareholders asserting claims of, among others, fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duties)
Talus Group, Inc. v. Ostrander et al., 2011 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 874 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 12, 2011) (the Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and reinstated contract and tort claims brought by IT firm against two former employees and their new employer)
PEMS Co. Int’l, Inc. v. Temp-Air, Inc., et al., 2011 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 32 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 11, 2011) (summary judgment obtained on defendants’ behalves and then affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in a business tort case brought by alleged finder seeking fee in connection with business transaction)
Diversified Water Division, Inc. v. Standard Water Control Systems, Inc., 2008 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1087 (Minn. Ct. App. Sept. 23, 2008) (upholding award of punitive damages in a business tort dispute between competitors)