Patrick J. Wingfield

John P. Girarde

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087


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Primary Practice Areas

Employment Law

Hospitality

Intellectual Property

Professional Liability

Transactional Law

Admissions

  • All Courts in the State of California
  • Federal District Court in the State of California, Northern, Southern, and Central Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., California Western School of Law
  • B.S., San Diego State University

Patrick J. Wingfield

Director

Mr. Wingfield's primary practice is business and corporate, employment, and real estate law, with a particular emphasis in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Within these arenas of law, Mr. Wingfield's litigation practice includes handling of claims for sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour laws, trademark infringement, real estate contractual disputes, and business disputes. Mr. Wingfield's transactional practice focusses on corporate entity formation, business planning, and corporate governance; commercial real estate sale, acquisition, and leasing; employment and labor law, raising capital; and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Wingfield has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine in 2018.

Representative Matters

    Transactional
  • (2017) Served as seller's counsel in connection with the acquisition of all Slater's 50/50 Burgers by Design restaurants.
  • (2011 – 2017) Served as outside general counsel for a restaurant group that had multiple units and concepts. In this capacity, Mr. Wingfield oversaw all litigation and provided counsel on a full range of core legal services, including corporate matters such as entity formation, business planning, and corporate governance; commercial real estate sale, acquisition, financing, construction and leasing; ABC and ADA compliance, employment and labor law, raising capital; and intellectual property licensing, development and protection.
  • (2017 - 2018) Represent winegrowers and distilled spirits wholesalers in connection with corporate formation and governance, private equity offerings, intellectual property matters, and tied-house laws.
  • (2017) Represented Sellers in connection with the successful sale of two golf courses in Northern California.
  • (2016 - Present) Represent national restaurant franchisor in connection with its real estate and business transactions and ancillary documents.
  • (2015) Represented Seller in connection with the successful sale of an investment property located in St. Helena, California that housed a premier wine producer.
  • (2015) Represented internationally recognized non-profit organization in connection with ABC compliance issues related to the production of a high profile charity event in San Francisco.
  • (2007 - 2009) Assisted General Counsel of global real estate firm with overseeing all litigation and the development, leasing, acquisition, financing, and sale of real estate assets, including restaurants, hotels, office buildings, senior living facilities, and multi-family properties.
    Litigation
  • Davis v. Davis, et al. (2018) represented defendants in the defense of real property and fraud claims. Achieved early dismissal with prejudice following motion to dismiss.
  • Wilson v. CTB Elk Grove, LLC, et al. (2018) Represented specialty drink store in connection with wrongful termination and wage and hour class action lawsuit. Achieved early favorable class action settlement.
  • Johnson, et al. v. Napa Valley Wine Train, Inc., et al (2015-2016). Represented and obtained an amicable resolution for defendants in connection with a high-profile civil rights lawsuit arising out of the alleged wrongful removal of eleven women from the Napa Valley Wine Train.
  • Hundley v. Slater's 50/50, Inc. (2015). Former employee filed a wrongful termination and sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit after restaurant terminated her. Successfully procured early dismissal with prejudice.
  • Restaurant Chain & Food Manufacturer (2014-2015). Represented terminated corporate employee of a national restaurant chain and producer of convenience foods in connection with the breach of a severance agreement. Achieved early favorable settlement.
  • Capital Marin, LLC v. William S. Provost, et al (2013). Successfully defended a section 727 adversary proceeding as co-counsel via a motion for judgment on partial findings.

Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. Wingfield is the former president of the San Diego Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Association and Housing Corporation and a member of the California Restaurant Association, Golden Gate Restaurant Association as well as the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Selected Publications


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