About PFS


Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd. was founded in early 1991 by a group of like-minded attorneys from larger firms, experienced in serving the needs of a sophisticated and demanding clientele, but seeking a more entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law.

PFS began as a corporate and securities law “boutique” firm representing clients in public securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate matters. As in many industries, ours has witnessed a trend of law firms seeking to achieve rapid growth through consolidation. However, we have resisted this trend to pursue a strategy of measured, organic growth to expand the range of our legal services to meet the specific demands of our middle-market clientele. In this manner, we added real estate, litigation, intellectual property and employment law and estate planning practices to our corporate, securities and tax law practices.

Our careful growth strategy has resulted in firm continuity and preserved among our attorneys a shared sense of dedication and loyalty to our clients. Above all, we remain committed to delivering high quality legal services characterized by timeliness, clear analysis, pragmatic advice, creative solutions, and careful, concise and complete documentation. Moreover, at PFS we understand that our clients desire to build continuing personal relationships with their attorneys, rather than contracting with a law firm and being assigned, from time to time, to any one or more of a number of available attorneys due to overspecialization and scheduling requirements dictated by the firm's workload. While each attorney at PFS has the ability to draw on the breadth and depth of experience of his or her colleagues in different practice areas, our clients are comforted in knowing that the attorney who they engage will maintain an active involvement in their legal representation. Our attorneys take a “hands on” approach and, accordingly, our clients can be assured that their matters will receive our highest level of personal attention.

PFS provides superior legal services at a level of sophistication unparalleled for a firm of our size. Our attorneys have represented and continue to represent public and private corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, public and private real estate investment trusts, financial institutions, venture capital and private equity firms, entrepreneurs and others in connection with a myriad of complex and demanding projects as well as day-to-day business matters.


Our Mission and Commitment

Our mission is to be the leader among law firms dedicated to serving middle-market clients. As such, our commitment to our clients is to provide superior legal services characterized by:

Dedication and loyalty;
   
Hard work, timeliness, attention to detail, and enthusiasm; and
   
•  Innovative and pragmatic solutions – business as well as legal advice – based on an understanding of our clients' business and objectives.