Patrick C. Shea

Of Counsel

+1 619 255 4461 
[email protected]


Stanford University B.A. 1971
Harvard Graduate School of Business M.B.A. 1975
Harvard Law School J.D. 1975 


Patrick C. Shea is an advisor in financial structures, capital structures, capital projects, agreements with governments, and complex financial and operating reorganizations.  

In his career of over 30 years, he has represented or advised many of the nation’s largest financial institutions and private capital regarding capital, finance, and operating issues.  He has also constructed operating and service agreements between service providers and regional governments, and represented private and public entities in adversarial proceedings.
Prior to joining Peace & Shea, Mr. Shea was a Partner for international law firms with practices in the San Diego area, focusing primarily on capital markets, mergers, reorganization, public finance, and complex public-sector agreements.

In 2001, Mr. Shea co-founded Regents Bank, with operations in California and Washington State, for which he served as a director, while also serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of a private entity formed by a consortium of banking and business interests to pursue a commercial air-field development in San Diego County.

He has a long resume of public and professional accomplishments, and has co-authored commercial business publications.

Mr. Shea lives in La Jolla, California.

Professional Affiliations: 

Admitted to practice in all State Courts in California, the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and all districts of the United States District Courts for California; also, the United States District Court for Hawaii; Member, San Diego County Bar Association; Member, Board of Directors San Diego County Bar Association 1992-1995; Member, American Arbitration Association; Member, Commercial Financial Services Committee of the Corporations Section, American Bar Association; Member, Board of Governors, Financial Lawyers Conference of Southern California (Los Angeles) 1984-1988; Chairman, Commercial Law Section San Diego County Bar Association 1989-1990; Editor, Commercial Law Newsflash published quarterly by the San Diego County Bar Association 1989-1990.

Civic Affiliations: 

Member, San Diego City Campaign Ordinance Reform Task Force; County of San Diego Hearing Officer Panel; Metropolitan Transit Development Board Hearing Officer, Appellate Panel; San Diego Downtown Rotary - Paul Harris Fellow 1990-1994; Treasurer and General Counsel, City of San Diego Host Committee to the 1996 Republican National Convention; Director, San Diego Convention Center Corporation 1997-2003;Chairman, Board of Directors of San Diego Convention Center Corporation 2000-2001; Chairman, Port Authority of San Diego Task Force on Commission Expense Policy 2000; Chairman, City of San Diego Task Force on Ballpark Planning 1997-1998; Board Member, Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce 1999-2000; Executive Committee Member, Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce 1999-2000; Stanford Alumni Association; Harvard Law School and Business School Associations of San Diego; Member, American Arbitration Association Special Arbitrators Panel for Complex Commercial matters.

Publications and Speeches:

Co-Author; The Language of Business, 1980; Cambridge Business Research Inc., Cambridge,

Speaker on Commercial and Financial structures and agreements, to the following organizations: California Education of the Bar (CEB): Financial Lawyers Conference of Southern California; San Diego Financial Lawyers Group; California Society of Certified Public Accountants: Accounting Professionals in Industry Program, Los Angeles and San Francisco; California Association of Realtors; San Diego Title Insurance Officers; San Diego Building Contractors Association Commercial Industrial Counsel; San Diego Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants; Rotary and other civic organizations. 

Practice Areas

We are capable of handling a wide range of commercial transactions and disputes. Our attorneys have handled matters in highly regulated areas such as renewable and nuclear energy, telecommunications, waste management, environmental conservation and federal, state and local elections. They have also practiced before the highest state and federal courts handling complex adversarial matters in both civil and criminal forums. It’s this breadth and quality of experience that makes Peace & Shea unique among boutique firms and capable of serving our clients effectively on matters big and small.



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