Patrick Brendan Strader

Patrick Brendan Strader


SB2 324  


BA in Political Science, UCLA

Patrick was born in Newport Beach, California and raised in Corona del Mar. He attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School before going to UCLA where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science. 

While at UCLA, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he served as an Executive Committee member for all four years. He also served on the Interfraternity Council as Director of Housing and was selected as a Justice on the Interfraternity Judicial Board. Patrick competed on the UCLA Speech & Debate Team and worked as a Teaching Assistant for Speech and Principles of Argumentation courses. 

In 1998, Patrick graduated from UCLA and went on to attend the Santa Clara University School of Law where he was the Symposium Editor for the Computer and High Technology Law Journal. Patrick was the winner of the 1998 ABA Client Counseling Competition and competed at the Regional competition in Hawaii. During law school, Patrick coached the Santa Clara University Debate Team and worked at several Silicon Valley start-up companies including,,, and Patrick went to Munich, Germany and took a course in International Intellectual Property, with Donald Chisum, while working for the firm of Viering, Jenstshura & Partner in their trademark law department. Patrick competed on the SCU High Tech Moot Court Team at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court competition for two years and his team won the Best Oral Argument award in 2000. Patrick graduated in 2001 with a Juris Doctorate as well as a Certificate in High Technology Law. 

In 2001, Patrick was admitted to the State Bar of California and subsequently to all Federal Courts in California as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2002, Patrick began working at Clifford & Brown, P.C. in both the transaction and business and civil litigation departments. 

Prior to college, Patrick worked as a leasing consultant and property manager at a 492-unit apartment complex and served as the on-site superintendent for a four-story commercial tenant improvement project. While at UCLA, Patrick worked at a major retail brokerage firm and compiled and maintained property books of all of the class A retail spaces in the greater Los Angeles area. While in law school, he clerked at a start-up online grocer and assisted with the acquisition of property in 26 major cities across the country. His real estate experience as a licensed attorney has run the gamut from representing both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions to forming and structuring business entities to hold and invest in real property. He has litigated several landlord/tenant disputes and won a summary judgment on a specific performance and breach of contract lawsuit resulting from a cancelled escrow for the sale of forty acres of undeveloped land. 

In July of 2004, Patrick joined Starpointe Ventures as Vice President. He has worked on a variety of entitlement and development projects, interfacing with property owners, builders, consultants, and city staff and elected officials.


Quarter / Year Program Course # Course Title
Spring Quarter 2016 FTMBA 246F Seminar in Management of the RE Enterprise