Patrick G. Quick is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Quick practices corporate law, with an emphasis in securities law compliance, acquisitions, activism preparedness, and takeover defense. He regularly counsels several public companies concerning compliance requirements and governance matters and has participated in securities offerings for numerous corporations. Mr. Quick also has participated in many complex acquisition transactions representing both buying and selling parties in a variety of industries. He has been actively involved in the representation of clients doing advanced activism and takeover preparedness planning and has counseled clients who have been the subject of activism campaigns or received unsolicited takeover proposals or similar overtures. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice and Sports, Manufacturing, and Automotive Industry Teams.
Mr. Quick was named to The BTI Consulting Group’s coveted BTI Client Service All-Stars list for 2015 (as an MVP), 2014, 2005 and 2004. This elite group of standout attorneys is recognized as delivering the absolute best client service — identified solely through unprompted client feedback.
Mr. Quick has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2005 – 2020). In addition, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of corporate law, mergers & acquisitions law and securities law. Best Lawyers recognized him as 2015 Milwaukee Mergers and Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year,” 2016 Milwaukee Securities / Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and 2017 Milwaukee Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year.” He was selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (2007 – 2016) and was recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in mergers & acquisitions (2011 and 2015).
Affiliations and Community Engagement
Mr. Quick is an officer and on the board of directors of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is a member of the board of advisors of TheCorporateCounsel.net. He served for many years on the board of directors of the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Fund and also has been involved in the United Way, the Children's Miracle Network Telethon for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Marquette University Business Administration Alumni Association.
Mr. Quick graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1984, where he served as an editor of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Marquette University, where he studied accounting.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Mr. Quick is admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar. His professional memberships include the Milwaukee Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, and American Bar Association.
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