Title: Distributorship


Patrick J. Kelly, Esq.



Patrick Kelly

Firm: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Address:200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States of America
Fax:+1 612 492 7077
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Local Time:Fri. 23:52
Web site: Direct Page


Patrick is chair of the Latin America Practice Group. He is also a member of Fredrikson & Byron’s Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business Law, and Life Sciences Groups. He works both with U.S. businesses expanding into foreign markets and foreign businesses seeking representation in the United States. While he works with clients doing business all over the world, he has particular expertise in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Latin America, generally. Pat has extensive experience representing clients on a broad range of international and domestic business matters ranging from entity selection and tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, foreign investment, international sales, distribution and sales representative contracts, maquila and IMMEX programs, manufacturing agreements, securing debt, International labor law, International real estate development and energy and mining.

Pat oversees Fredrikson & Byron’s office in Monterrey, Mexico. He practices out of both the Minneapolis and Monterrey offices, traveling between the two offices as needed. Pat frequently accompanies the Minnesota and Iowa international trade offices and the governors from each state on international trade missions to countries in Latin America and elsewhere around the world, and has spoken at events during the trade missions on doing business internationally.


Areas of Practice


  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate
  • Corporate and Business
  • Emerging Business
  • Franchise
  • Import/Export
  • International
  • International Trade
  • Internet, Technology & E-Commerce
  • Joint Ventures
  • Latin America Practice, Chair
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity


Professional Career




Frequent lecturer at:

University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, on topics relating to International Commercial Law.

William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Annual International Business Law Institute.

Minnesota Trade Office.

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1988



  • University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • St. John’s University, B.A., summa cum laude,
    Major: Government, Minor: Spanish, 1983