Patrick Kinder currently acts as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Elite Surgical Affiliates, which develops and operates surgical facilities with a focus on orthopedics, spine, and pain. Patrick is involved in all aspects of Elite Surgical Affiliates' operations and is the gatekeeper and overseer of all of Elite Surgical Affiliates' legal needs.
Prior to joining Elite Surgical Affiliates in 2013, Patrick practiced health care law and technology law for almost 20 years with the Southwest-based law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. While at Gardere, Patrick acted as outside general counsel to many clients and, in that capacity, assisted clients in almost all aspects of health care law and technology law, including regulatory matters, syndications and offerings, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law, labor and employment, e-commerce, and software licensing. During his 19 years of private practice, Patrick developed an emphasis on, among other things, health care start-ups, including their development and expansion stages, and became a trusted business advisor to his clients.
In October 2013, Patrick was one of 25 people named to the Dallas Business Journal's Who's Who in DFW Health Care 2013 list.
Patrick has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma and received his JD from St. Mary's University School of Law.