We are pleased to announce that Patricia LaRue has joined Benenati Law Firm in 2012.
- Commercial Transactions
- Financial Services & Lending
- General Corporate
- Real Estate
Patricia LaRue started her career at the predecessor firm of Brown, Dean, Wiseman, Proctor, Hart & Howell, one of the oldest law firms in Fort Worth. She left in 1990 to work as General Counsel for Chemical Lime Company, a privately-held mining and manufacturing company with its headquarters in Fort Worth, where she started and built the in-house legal department over a ten-year tenure of tremendous growth for the company through acquisitions and mergers. When Chemical Lime was purchased by L’Hoist North America, it was the largest limestone mining and manufacturing company in the United States. She returned to private practice at Hill Gilstrap in 2001.
Ms. LaRue has extensive experience in the negotiation and preparation of asset and stock purchase agreements and related documents, real estate transactions, contract negotiation and review, loan documentation and Hart-Scott-Rodino filings. She has conducted due diligence investigations of private and public companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Some of her major domestic projects include negotiation of a reverse merger for an oil field equipment manufacturer, purchase of a travel-industry related call center, the sale of a privately-held medical device company, coordination of numerous multi-million dollar private placements, loans and joint ventures, the negotiation of 100+ long-term supply agreements, the sale of both commercial real estate and ranch properties, and the negotiation for the sale of water rights, Her international experience includes advising on the purchase of a quarry and production facility in the Dominican Republic as well as the purchase of a lime plant in Sonora, Mexico.
Ms. LaRue has served on the board of directors and the corporate leadership council of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of Country Day School of Arlington, and the Arlington Arts Alliance. She is past president of the board of the Arlington Bar Association and is active on the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee.
- University of Houston School of Law, J.D.
- Rhodes College, B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa