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Patrick T. Schmidt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Louisville, KY

Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC
401 West Main Street, Suite 1400
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-584-1000
Fax: 502-584-2318
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023
Licensed in Kentucky Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Tax: Business
Attorney Profile

Attorney Patrick T. Schmidt is a member of Tilford Dobbins & Schmidt, PLLC, in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Schmidt practices in multiple areas, including banking law, business transactions and organizations, commercial law, construction law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law and tax law. He represents clients in Louisville and the surrounding areas.

In his more than 25 years of legal practice, Mr. Schmidt has been involved in many significant cases and spoken at continuing legal education conferences and seminars on business and real estate topics.

In honor of his professional success, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Schmidt an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest rating available, in recognition of his outstanding legal ability and ethical standards. Louisville magazine also named him one of the “top lawyers in Louisville” several years in a row.

Staying involved in his legal community is important to Mr. Schmidt. He sits on the board of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance and the Association for Corporate Growth Kentucky. He is a former board member of the Clifton Cultural Center and the Kenwood Montessori School. He belongs to the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Schmidt earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a certified public accountant. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Kentucky state courts and before the U.S. Tax Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Tax: Business

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

About Patrick T. Schmidt

First Admitted: 1992, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.tilfordlaw.com/About/Patrick-T-Schmidt.shtml

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Past Board Member, Kentucky Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Past Coach, Triathlon Team, Team in Training program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Board Member, University of Kentucky Alumni Association
  • Past Board Member of the Louisville Bar Association Tax Committee
  • Past Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Tax Committee
  • Board Member of The James Graham Brown Cancer Center
  • President, Frankfort Avenue Business Association Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth Past Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Triathlon Coach Past Board Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies - Mini marathon team run coach
  • Kentucky Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth
  • Board Member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
  • Board Member - The Clifton Center Board Member - Kenwood Montessori School, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • AICPA, Member, 1994 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2007
  • Kentucky, 1992
  • Past Chair, A.B.A. Young Lawyers Division Tax Section Past Chair, Louisville Bar Association Tax Committee
  • Kentucky Society of CPA's, Member, 1994 - Present

Verdicts/Settlements

  • John S. Ford, Trustee for the Marie Ford Family Trust vs. Rhoda Faller, et al., 439 S.W. 3d 173 (Ky. App 2014)
  • Published Decision - Ky Court of Appeals, PBI Bank vs Schnabel Foundation Company, 2011-CA-001135-MR, 2013
  • Published Decision - Ford v. Faller, 439 S.W.3d 173 (Ky. App. 2014), 2014

Educational Background

  • University of Kentucky, BS in Accounting, 1989

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Kentucky, 1994
  • Certified Public Accountant, Kentucky Society of CPA's

Honors/Awards

  • Selected as one of Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers for 2012-2013, Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers, ALM, 2012
  • Recognized as a Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • Named as One of the Top Lawyers in Louisville, Louisville Magazine for 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • AV Rated, Martindale Peer Review, 2011
  • Named one of the best lawyers for Corporate/Business Law and Tax Law in Louisville by Louisville Magazine for 2013, Best Lawyers in Louisville, Louisville Magazine, 2013
  • Named one of the best Corporate/Business lawyers in Louisville by Louisville Magazine for 2012, Best Lawyers in Louisville, Louisville Magazine, 2012
  • Named one of the best lawyers for Corporate/Business Law in Louisville by Louisville Magazine for 2014, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter - Mergers & Acquisitions, Nuts and Bolts, "Drafting Acquisition Documents", Presenter, NBI, 2012
  • “Employee vs. independent contractor: difference you need to know and document planning tips”, 16th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education
  • “Drafting Acquisition documents (practical mechanics and examples)” - mergers and acquisitions: nuts and bolts, NBI
  • “Real Estate broker liens in Kentucky”
  • “Exit stage right- family business succession planning”
  • “The process of selling a business and related legal and drafting considerations”, 15th Biennial Business Associations Law Institute, University of Kentucky Office of Continuing Legal Education
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Office Location for Patrick T. Schmidt

401 West Main Street
Suite 1400
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-584-1000

Fax: 502-584-2318

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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