Pat Jacket Tie No GlassesPatrick J. Bruks is the Corporate Chair of the law firm Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. and has been practicing transactional law for over twenty years. He represents entrepreneurs, closely held businesses, publicly traded companies and governmental entities on wide variety of transactions, such as debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licenses, legislative issues, supply and vendor arrangements, employment and non-compete agreements, as well as an international music festival and even the construction and operation of an NFL stadium.

Given the breadth of his practice, Pat determined that he needed to come up with a universal process or system that would allow him to effectively, thoroughly and quickly analyze any contract, agreement or deal… and from this necessity, the Ten Basic Questions were born in 2001.

Pat received a Bachelor of Arts in economics, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Pat is a frequent lecturer on Contract Analysis and is a Professor at DePaul University College of Law where he teaches a Mergers & Acquisitions class based on the Ten Basic Questions.

Pat founded the Chicago Law Institute for the purpose of “sharing with as many people as possible the Ten Basic Questions and his process for analyzing any contract.”