Practice Overview

Patrick J. Cole represents businesses in matters including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate development, joint ventures, complex business transactions, compensation arrangements, and compliance matters. He also provides guidance in every aspect of health care, including transactions, regulatory compliance, Stark and anti-kickback issues, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel for surviving entity in corporate merger with transaction value in excess of $82 million.
  • Represented multi-state engineering and surveying firm in acquisitions throughout the United States.
  • Counsel for buyers and sellers of companies with transaction values ranging from $100,000 to more than $250 million.

Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE; J.D., magna cum laude
    • Editor-in-Chief, Creighton Law Review
    • James L. Koley Scholar of Constitutional Law
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; B.A


  • Rising Star®, Super Lawyers magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Named a "North Star Lawyer" by the Minnesota State Bar Association, as recognition for pro bono services.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Medical Group Management Association, Education and Conference Committee
  • Irish Music and Dance Association, Past Board Member
  • The Center for Irish Music, Board Member & Secretary
  • Great Northern Irish Pipers Club, Board Member and Past President
  • Twin Cities Creighton Alumni Board, Board Member