Patrick M. Shea is a partner who practises in the area of corporate law. Patrick advises corporate and private equity clients in Canadian, US and international mergers & acquisitions across a wide range of industries and representing sponsors and investors in connection with the formation of an investment in private equity funds in Canada and abroad. Patrick is co-leader of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He is the relationship partner for many Canadian clients and international clients that operate in Canada, including large 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. An alumnus of Princeton University and McGill Law School, Patrick is fluent in English and in French. In 2012, Patrick was recognized by Lexpert® magazine as a "Rising Star", honouring Canada's leading lawyers under the age of 40. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Patrick is actively involved as a volunteer in the leadership of numerous charitable organizations.