Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to welcome Partner Michael Patterson to the Business Transactions practice group in the firm’s Phoenix office.
Patterson is an accomplished business attorney with extensive experience helping clients navigate corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, securities, contracts, compliance, joint ventures, strategic alliances, market entry strategies and general business issues in domestic and international matters. He spent more than 10 years living and practicing law as a U.S. attorney in Latin America, and regularly advises U.S. and foreign clients in connection with the establishment, structuring, and compliance of their international operations, including Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
“Mike’s international experience will be a welcome addition to our growing office and firm. He has long been a fixture in the Phoenix and international business communities, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Spencer Fane,” said Andy Federhar, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Phoenix. “We are committed to serving all of our clients in the diverse markets where they do business, and an attorney with Mike’s pedigree is essential to that mission.”
Patterson completed his undergraduate work at Arizona State and later earned his Juris Doctorate from the school’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He was recently named the Greater Phoenix “Ambassador of the Year” for 2018 by GPEC, is currently the Chair of the State Bar of Arizona’s Business Law Section, and serves on the Executive Council of the State Bar’s Securities Regulation Section and the International Section. He has previously served on the Arizona Governor’s Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Governor’s Solar Energy Advisory Task Force.