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.
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.
- Western State College of Colorado, B.A., 1978
- The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1987
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- District of Columbia
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