Attorney at Law
School of Law
Patricia has been the lead counsel for numerous transactions including private placements, acquisitions, joint ventures and syndicated loans. She regularly advises as to SEC, Dodd-Frank, CFTC and FINRA regulations.
Patricia obtained a B.S. from The College of Staten Island (CUNY) and J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law School. She is admitted to… read more practice in New York and Connecticut.
"Patricia is very responsive to messages, and provides high quality service for very nuanced employment contacts. I will absolutely request her service again when I am seeking a lawyer to review my employment contract."
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
"She is so wonderful. I thought I have no choice but to pay the said amount by the other party but when I hired Patricia, it reversed everything. Instead of I paying for the other party, it is them who paid me. Thank you so much Patricia. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs legal assistance. 5 stars is not enough. Godspeed."
Posted on May 31, 2017
"Patricia helped me with my severance agreement and turned around documents promptly to meet my deadline. She was a pleasure to work with, understood my situation and gave me great advice. She helped me navigate a very stressful situation and I will certainly refer her to my friends and use her guidance in future, if needed. "
Posted on May 19, 2017
"Pat was was a great resource and extremely helping in reviewing several overlapping employment agreements to discuss a non-compete and a non-solicit clause. She looked at all of my contracts within one day of hiring her and guided a discussion on the theoretical and practical implications of my situation and how to best move forward. She even sent me a summary of our discussion after our consultation so I had notes on our conversation. I now feel much better about my legal standing, and plan to work with her again in the future. "
Posted on Apr 3, 2017
"Patricia successfully negotiated and executed credit default swaps transactions that were instrumental in the management of a multi billion dollar securities portfolio. I have worked with many attorneys over my career and was impressed with Patricia’s ability to understand complex products and collaborate effectively with senior business, risk and finance personnel to lead transactions to conclusion. She delivers a high degree of expertise and professionalism and works well under pressure."
Posted on Dec 23, 2016
"Patty played a critical role in the build of my client base from 20 to over 100 in under two years which has become one of the main revenue drivers for our firm. Patty brought excellent organization and attention to detail that allowed for efficient negotiation of contracts with my clients . Recently she worked on a new financing product that required significant legal due diligence and regulatory expertise, successfuuly working with our inernal team and outside counsel to a successful launch of this product. I strongly recommend Patty. Doug Sokolik"
Posted on Dec 21, 2016
Amherst Pierpont Securities
Deputy General Counsel
Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
Responsible for all day-to-day legal matters of Connecticut headquarters for privately held broker dealer start-up.
Provided strategic legal advice tin evaluation of equity capital and strategic business initiatives (ex: e-commerce investments, joint venture; structured products).
MRAs, MSAs, MSFTAs, software licensing, leases, vendor contracts, joint ventures, employment agreements
Director and Counsel
Mar 2002 - Dec 2009
Provided legal and regulatory, bankruptcy advice re: fixed income products including derivatives, securities lending, repurchase transactions, prime brokerage, fx, futures, structured products and cash sales.
managed negotiation of ISDAs, MRAs, MSLAs and MSFTAs
Advised sales and trading on a real-time basis as to regualtions:margin rules, custody, clearing and settlement issues, buy-ins