On March 31st, 2016, the Inter-American Law Review hosted its 34th Annual Lawyer of the Americas Banquet honoring the late John Pate, co-founder of De Sola Pate & Brown, a Venezuelan law and consulting firm. The award was accepted by his son, Thomas Pate, JD ’09.
John Pate, J.D. ’69, co-founded De Sola Pate & Brown, a Venezuelan law and consulting firm, where he directed the firm’s international corporate and transactional practice. John’s practice involved primarily counseling multinational companies on a broad range of business situations in Venezuela and neighboring countries. During his lengthy career, he handled numerous high profile transactions in the areas of foreign investment bank and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, aviation and others. John was also active in a number of community and extracurricular activities, including having been a member of the advisory board of the Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje (CEDCA), an active contributor in La Asociación Venezolana American de Amistad (AVAA), and a member of various boards of directors of international companies, as well as of several domestic NGOs and civic organizations.
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