Management Team
Patrick Kinder

Patrick Kinder
EVP and General Counsel

Patrick practiced health care law with the Southwest-based law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP from September 1994 until September 2013. While at Gardere, he acted as outside general counsel to many clients and, in that capacity, assisted clients in almost all aspects of health care law, including general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, syndications and offerings, and regulatory matters.  During his 19 years of private practice, Patrick developed an emphasis on surgery centers, including their start-up, development, and expansion stages.

Patrick has provided legal counsel to Elite since its inception.  In September 2013, Patrick left Gardere and joined the Elite team on a full-time basis.  He currently acts as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and provides advice on the full ranges of Elite’s legal and business matters.

 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 currently serves on the board of directors of a start-up company in the medical device industry.

Patrick has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma and received his JD from St. Mary’s University School of Law.