Patrick M. Shea is a partner in our Business Law group in Montréal. His principal areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate and commercial law. Patrick is the Co-Head of the Private Equity group of the firm.
Patrick has acted for corporate and private equity clients in Canadian, U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions across a wide range of industries and has represented numerous sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of and investments in private equity funds.
He has also represented international financial institutions as arrangers and lenders, as well as borrowers, in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities in Canada and the U.S., and has represented underwriters and issuers in a number of Canadian and U.S. debt and equity offerings.
Patrick is the relationship partner for a number of Canadian clients and international clients that operate in Canada, including public companies, small- and mid-sized businesses, private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks and entrepreneurs. He routinely advises these and other clients on a wide variety of corporate and commercial law matters, including complex commercial agreements and arrangements, and coordinates and streamlines the provision of advice on other legal matters by his colleagues.
Patrick practised as an associate at a top New York City law firm for five years. He has also taught business law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.
An ardent believer in giving back to the community, Patrick volunteers his time for a number of foundations, charities and other not-for-profit organizations. He is a director of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, the vice-chairperson and a trustee of the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, a director of the McGill University Health Centre Foundation, a director of the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, a director of the Father Dowd Foundation, a director of the Andover Canadian Fund Inc. and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He has previously served as the chairperson and a director of the Loyola High School Foundation, as a member of the Loyola High School board of governors, as the president and a director of St. Patrick’s Society of Montreal, as a member of the Princeton University Schools Committee, as a director of Leave Out Violence (Québec) and Leave Out Violence (U.S.) and as the chairperson of the Princeton University Schools Committee for the Province of Québec. He was the founding president of the Loyola High School Alumni Association. Patrick has led or participated in numerous capital fundraising campaigns, including for the McGill University Health Centre, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, St. Mary’s Hospital, McGill University, Princeton University and Loyola High School.
Patrick received an AB from Princeton University in 1995 and an LLB and BCL from McGill University in 1999, and has consistently been recognized as a leading lawyer in numerous publications. He is fluent in English and in French.
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