Patrick F. Brown: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Patrick F. Brown

Charlotte,  NC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Agricultural Lending
  • Alternative Energy Law
  • Public Finance
  • Energy
  • Corporate
  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate
  • Agriculture
University Western State College of Colorado, B.A., 1978
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Maryland; 1988, District of Columbia; 1999, North Carolina

Pat Brown is a Member of Nexsen Pruet, PLLC law firm in Charlotte, N.C. and practices in the areas of public finance, commercial finance, commercial real estate and general corporate law.

Mr. Brown has over twenty-five years of experience representing corporate lenders, investment banks, borrowers, and farm credit banks and associations in structuring and negotiating complex financial transactions. His areas of concentration include:

· Representing national and regional banks in commercial and corporate lending activities.

· Representing Agricultural Credit Associations and Farm Credit Banks in Rural America Bond financings.

· Serving as bond counsel for municipalities and universities in issuing tax-exempt bonds.

· Representing national and regional investment banking firms in general obligation and revenue bond financings.

· Representing lenders and borrower in financings for alternative energy and biofuels facilities.

Mr. Brown has significant experience in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings for municipalities, owners of low-income housing projects and industrial facilities. He also represents small to medium sized companies in their ongoing business activities and in mergers and acquisitions.

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Brown graduated from Western State Colorado University, and earned his law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Mr. Brown was an Associate Editor for the Catholic University Law Review. Prior to joining Nexsen Pruet, Mr. Brown was a partner with the law firm of Kutak Rock in Washington, D.C.

Representative Matters

A sample of Mr. Brown's recent activities includes:

· Developing the new Rural America Bond Program for Agricultural Credit Associations and Farm Credit Banks.

· Completing the first-of-its-kind bond financing for the construction of a cellulosic ethanol and methanol plant. The $80 million financing was the first to utilize a United States guaranty issued under the United States Department of Agriculture's Biorefinery Assistance Program.

· Representing the lead Agricultural Credit Association in financing a 100 million gallon per year corn-based ethanol project in the Southeastern United States.

· Representing various agricultural banks and associations in the bond financing of hospitals, schools and other community facilities in rural communities throughout the United States.

· Representing a commercial bank in the issuance of various letters of credit for a major hospital system in North Carolina.


"Farm Credit System Provides Vital Support for Agribusiness"
South Carolina Business magazine examines agribusiness in South Carolina and features an article showcasing the Rural America Bond Program, which was created by Nexsen Pruet attorneys Pat Brown and David Gossett.

"USDA Guarantees Loan to Florida Biofuels Facility Capable of Creating Energy and Hundreds of Jobs from Citrus and Yard Waste"
On August 18th, "Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development recently issued a $75 million loan guarantee to support construction of a waste-to-energy bioprocessing facility in Vero Beach, Fla., that will produce up to 8 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol and create an estimated 380 new jobs."

Nexsen Pruet Moves into New Space in Charlotte
The firm's new offices will be located on the 15th floor of the Carillon Building. That's on the corner of Trade and Poplar Streets.

"Nexsen Pruet makes uptown office move"
The Friday, April 23rd edition of the Charlotte Business Journal features an article entitled "Nexsen Pruet makes uptown office move."

"Observers expect healthy demand for hotel bonds"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Pat Brown shares insight about the NC bond market in the January 15th edition of The Triad Business Journal in an article entitled "Observers expect healthy demand for hotel bonds."

Nexsen Pruet: Only Law Firm Listed for North and South Carolina in "Trade Allies" Directory
The new edition of Southern Business & Development magazine features the "1st Annual Trade Allies Directory." Nexsen Pruet is the only law firm listed in both North and South Carolina.

Nexsen Pruet Creates Distressed Property and Workout Practice Group
The new group will provide clients with resources, skills and experience to help navigate issues that emerge during periods of economic and financial uncertainty.

Nexsen Pruet Named Among Top Economic Development Law Firms in the Southeast
Southern Business & Development magazine has named Nexsen Pruet one of the top law firms for economic development in the South - and the only one recognized in South Carolina.


Can Our Association Do That? FCA Adopts New Rule for Farm Credit Subsidiaries
Nexsen Pruet attorneys Pat Brown and David Gossett write about how the Farm Credit Administration has adopted a new final rule governing the ownership and use of unincorporated business entities (UBEs) by Farm Credit System institutions.

State Economic Development Incentives for the Agribusiness Industry
Nexsen Pruet and the Palmetto AgriBusiness Council hosted a State and Economic Development Incentives Seminar for the Agribusiness Industry on Friday, November 2nd in Columbia.

Rural America Bond Program
The Spring 2008 edition of Carolina Farm Credit's Leader magazine features an article about the Rural America Bond Program. Nexsen Pruet lawyers originated the concept in 2005.

Top 10 Law Firms that Understand Economic Development
Nexsen Pruet is named among the top law firms in the Southeast for economic development - and is the only law firm listed in South Carolina.

North Carolina's Newest Economic Development Tool - Tax Increment Financing
The approval by North Carolina voters in 2004 of "Amendment One" to the State Constitution triggered the effectiveness of the North Carolina Project Development Financing Act.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· North Carolina Bar Association

· Maryland Bar Association

· District of Columbia Bar Association

· National Association of Bond Lawyers

· Mecklenburg County Bar Association

· Former President of Matthews Little League

· Counsel to Community Link, a United Way-funded service provider for the homeless


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Office Information

Patrick F. Brown

227 W. Trade St., Ste. 1550
CharlotteNC 28202


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