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Patrick T. Christiansen

Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.423.4000
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2014, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking and Finance Law in Orlando
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 1995-2017, Listed in Florida for Banking and Finance Law
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Lecturer at various seminars and author of various articles for publication in various Bar Journals
 
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Co-draftsman of the 1972 UCC Amendments to the Florida Uniform Commercial Code.
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Past Chairman, 1986-1987; Land Trust Committee, Past Chairman, 1983-1986; Corporate and Business Law Section, UCC Committee, Past Vice Chairman, 1982-1988; Legislation Committee, Past Member; Long-Range Planning Committee, Past Member
 
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American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Corporate Section, and Litigation Section, Member
 
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American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 1989-Present
 
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Saint James Cathedral Foundation, Trustee, 1991-Present
 
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Orlando Museum of Art, Past Trustee, 1993; Past Vice President 1994-1995; Government Relations Committee, Past Chairman, 1994-1996; Past President 1995-1997; Past Chairman 1998-2000; Secretary 2000-Present
 
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University of Central Florida Foundation, Past Trustee, 2000-2009
 
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Valencia Community College, Ad Hoc Fundraising Committee, 1991-1993
 
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The Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Past Director, 1995-2002; Executive Committee, Past Member, 1996-2002; Past Vice Chairman, Transportation 1996-1999; Past Vice Chairman, Public Policy/Governmental Relations 2000-2002
 
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BusinessForce, Chamber Political Action Committee, Founding Trustee; Executive Committee, Past Member, 1998-2000; Florida Cabinet Selection Committee, Past Member, 1998; Past Chairman 2001-2004 (now Chairman Emeritus); Trustee 2001-Present
 
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United Arts of Central Florida, Inc., Past Board Member 1998-2005; Standards and Allocations Committee 1995-1997; Government Relations Committee, Past Chairman 1998-2001
 
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Transportation Roundtable, Past Chairman 1996-1999
 
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UCF Repertory Theater (f/k/a UCF Civic Theater), Trustee 2000-Present; Past Vice-Chairman 2000-2001; Past Chairman 2001-2004
 
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University of Central Florida, Founding Trustee 2001-2010; Past Chairman, Advancement Committee of Board, 2001-2007; Chairman, Governance Committee of Board, 2007-2010; Chairman, Facilities Committee of Board, 2007-2010
 
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Florida A&M Law School Orlando Project, Past Co-chair 2000-2003; FAMU Law School Advisory Council, Member, 2008-Present
 
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Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Task Force (E.g Massey Commission - appointee of Chairman Mel Martinez), 2000-2001
 
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Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee, 2000-2006; Past Chairman, 2005-2006
 
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University of Central Florida, Business Law, Past Lecturer
 
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Mennello Museum of American Art, Trustee, 2000-Present
 
Related Professional Experience
 
Government Affiliation
 
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Orange County Ad Hoc Committee on Concurrency Management Systems, 1991
 
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Orlando Downtown Development Board/CRA Advisory Committee, Director 1998-2004; Vice Chairman, 1999-2000; Chairman, 2000-2002
 
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Blue Ribbon Commission on Orange County Infrastructure, Steering Committee, Member; Transportation Committee, Chairman, 1995-1997
 
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Jobs and Education Partnership, Inc., Wages Board, Director, 1997-2003
 
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Orange County Public Schools Task Force, appointee of Chairman Mel Martinez, 1999-2002
 
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Orange County Arts Task Force, appointee of Chairman Mel Martinez, 2000-2001
 
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Orange County Concurrency Advisory Committee (appointee of Mayor Rich Crotty), Chairman 2005-Present
 
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City of Orlando Transportation Advisory Committee, Member 2006-Present
 
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9th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Member 2002-Present, Chairman 2009-Present
 
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Florida High Speed Rail Commission, Member (Appointee of Florida House Speaker, Larry Cretul), 2010-Present
 



Patrick T. Christiansen

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972
B.S.E.E., University of Notre Dame, 1969; summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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