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Patrick A. Klingborg

Patrick A. Klingborg

(t) 619.238.4882

Patrick Klingborg is a transactional attorney who provides tailored, solution-oriented legal advice to clients in a variety of practice areas, including technology, life sciences, health care, leisure & hospitality and wine, beer & spirits. One of Patrick’s strengths is the fact that he has a broad background from which to draw during negotiations. With prior experience at both a mid-size regional law firm and a large international law firm, he has successfully navigated matters ranging from commercial contracts worth a few thousand dollars, multi-million-dollar debt and equity financings, acquisitions of private companies valued at a few hundred million dollars and a merger for a publicly traded company that exceeded one billion dollars. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts from UC San Diego and his law degree from University of San Diego School of Law.

  • Represented publicly traded genetic testing company in $1.4 billion acquisition of a private precision oncology company
  • Advised publicly traded Canadian cannabis company in its $300 million acquisition of a U.S. craft brewery
  • Counseled private equity buyer in its $216 million purchase of a Newport Beach hotel
  • Represented private AI network security company in its $200 million sale to a publicly traded networking software company
  • Advised multiple medical practice owners in the sales of their practices to corporate buyers
  • Counseled various investors and emerging companies in venture financings
  • Represented angel investors in convertible note and SAFE investments into startup companies
  • Negotiated debt financings on behalf of both lenders and borrowers
  • Advised hotel owners and operators in the negotiation of hotel management agreements
  • Counseled clinical research organizations in the drafting of clinical trial agreements
  • Represented various wine, beer & spirits suppliers, and distributors in negotiating supply, distribution, importation, sales, concession, private label and promotional agreements
  • Advised real estate licensor of multi-family rental communities with respect to the negotiation of management and license agreements
  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2013
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2008
  • San Diego Super Lawyers®  Rising Stars Business/Corporate, 2022
  • Member of the California State Bar Association
  • Member of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Admitted in the Southern District of California
  • Admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • “Legal Open Session,” San Diego Startup Week 2020 (Speaker)
  • “What You Need to Know About B Corps and Benefit Corporations,” UC San Diego Extension 2020 (Speaker)
  • “Startup Fundamentals,” Jacobs Center’s Academy for Entrepreneurial Success 2020 (Presenter)
  • “Choice of Corporate Entity,” San Diego Startup Week 2019 (Speaker)
  • “Classification Conundrum: It’s Not as Easy as A, B, C after Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court,” San Diego County Bar Association 2019 (Moderator)
  • “Common Legal Traps for New Founders,” San Diego Startup Week 2018 (Panelist)
  • “Green Pitch Slam Competition,” San Diego Startup Week 2017 (Judge)