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Patrick J. Straka

Patrick J. Straka


With about three decades of mergers, acquisitions, corporate and real estate law experience, Patrick works together with his clients to develop an effective roadmap to success, then guides them to an effective result.  Regardless of the complexity, Patrick assists his clients to find practical and timely solutions to each unique situation.

Patrick has extensive experience representing public and private clients in M&A transactions, real estate matters, business entity formation and governance, business planning and general transaction and contract negotiations in a wide variety of industries, including food, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, financial and technology.

Patrick’s experience provides him with a background that allows him to negotiate effectively on his client’s behalf, to make constructive suggestions to resolve difficult issues, and to provide sound strategic advice.

Success Story:
Patrick was working with a manufacturing client who had built his business from the ground up and was ready to sell. While the client had interested buyers, the business had some issues that complicated the sale. Patrick sat down with the client and they put together a game plan to help shore up the issues and make the business more attractive to the market. With the client’s cooperation and collaboration, the business quickly sold and the client was able to close on very favorable terms.

  • University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D., With High Distinction, 1993)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S., With Highest Distinction, 1990)
  • Nebraska (1993: Sustaining Member)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (1993)

McGrath North Attorneys Awarded The Most Top Chambers Rankings

McGrath North continues its tradition in 2022 of being highly recognized for excellence by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, with 25 McGrath North attorneys receiving special recognition in their legal practice areas, and 7 core practice areas being ranked for excellence. These recognitions include:  


McGrath North Practice Groups Receive Chambers USA 2022 Recognition For Excellence

Chambers USA 2022 has recognized the excellence of seven core practice areas of McGrath North, and 25 of its attorneys practicing within those groups. “We work hard to continually build our core practice areas central to supporting our business clients,” said Roger Wells, President of McGrath North. “These efforts start with our summer clerk program, and continues with the development of our attorneys at all career stages, positioning them to serve our clients with excellence and receive these high honors.”  

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Editorial Staff, Nebraska Law Review
  • Author: “Executive Compensation Disclosure: The SEC’s Attempt to Facilitate Market Forces,” 72 Nebraska Law Review 803 (1993)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Silver Quill Legal Writing Award
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Nebraska, Corporate/Commercial – Band 3)
  • Listed: Martindale-Hubbell, AV/Preeminent Rating