- Energy & Natural Resources
- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 816.983.8206|
|University ||University of Virginia, B.A., 1980; Order of the Coif|
|Law School||Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1983; Northwestern University Law Review, Executive Editor, 1982-1983|
|Admitted||1983, Illinois; 1987, Missouri|
Professional Associations and Memberships
•The Missouri Bar
Pat is a member of Husch Blackwell's Energy & Natural Resources team and concentrates her practice in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. She assists industry clients with benefits issues arising during bankruptcy or mergers and acquisitions and drafts retirement and welfare plans.
Pat's work on behalf of industry clients has included:
•Assisting Toronto-based Algonquin Power & Utilities in the closing of three separate transactions totaling $470 million in 2012.
•Representing a Canadian company in expansion of U.S. cell phone holdings.
In addition, Pat assists as clients make loans to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and advises clients with respect to operational and compliance issues in retirement and welfare plans. Pat's experience includes drafting executive compensation plans and equity incentive plans.
Awards and Recognitions
•The Best Lawyers In America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2008-2015; Kansas City Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015
•Heart of America Tax Institute, Program Chair
•Operation Breakthrough, Grapevine Group
• The Hon. Joel M. Flaum, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1983-1984
•Represented Toronto-based Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. in the closing of three separate transactions totaling $470 million in 2012.
•Assisted a publicly traded Canadian company in the expansion of its U.S. cell phone holdings, an $83.3 million transaction.
•Advised a regional manufacturing company on benefits issues during the sale of its five operating subsidiaries in simultaneous mergers with a London-based investment management company. The businesses had combined annual sales of $90 million and employ 450 people.
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