102 North College, Suite 900, Tyler Texas 75702
Phone: 903-597-8311

Patrick C. Bell

Patrick C. Bell

  • Admitted to the Bar: 2014
  • patrickbell@potterminton.com
  • 903-525-2217 (direct tel.)
  • 903-531-3917 (direct fax)
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  • Tyler Office:
  • 102 North College
  • Suite 900
  • Tyler, Texas 75702
  • 903-597-8311 (telephone)
  • 903-593-0846 (fax)

Practice Description

Patrick Bell is a Shareholder attorney working in Potter Minton’s transactional practice group. Patrick’s practice primarily focuses on commercial real estate, lending transactions, business transactions, general business matters, and estate planning and probate. Patrick has experience representing business owners, developers, banks, land owners, landlords, and tenants in a wide variety of matters, including, purchase and sales, leasing, development, and commercial real estate lending matters.

Professional and Educational Background

Practice Areas:

Commercial Lending – loan documentation, due diligence, loan closing, opinion letters, purchase and sale of loans, participations, syndications, workouts, foreclosures;

Commercial Real Estate (office, shopping centers, retail, multi-family, warehouse, industrial, condominiums, residential communities, mixed-use, farm and ranch investments) – purchase, sale and exchange, financing, development, construction, leasing, evictions;

Business Organizations (corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, series LLCs and joint ventures) – formation, termination, merger, conversion, buy-sell agreements, succession planning, governance, management and operation, opinion letters;

Sale and Acquisition of Businesses and Professional Practices – equity sales, mergers and asset purchase and sales;

Business Contracts (property, services, IT and other agreements) – negotiation, drafting, review, analysis, modification, termination, disputes;

Trademarks – state and federal;

Estate Planning & Probate – drafting wills, trusts, medical power of attorneys, durable power or attorneys, and directive to physicians; probating wills and administration of estates.

Professional and Educational Background

  • J.D. Baylor University School of Law, Waco, TX (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, Magna Cum Laude (2011)
  • 2016 Smith County Young Lawyer of the Year, awarded by the Smith County Bar Foundation for pro bono services rendered

Licensed & Admitted to Practice

  • State Courts in the State of Texas

Affiliations and Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Smith County Young Lawyers Association
  • Toastmasters
  • Lone Star Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney
  • First Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, Member and Sunday School teacher


Mr. Bell grew up in the Texas Panhandle, but considers himself an “adopted” East Texan. He met his wife, the former Kathryn Wiley of Tyler, Texas, the very first day of college in French class, et le reste est de l’histoire. Admittedly, Mr. Bell did not retain much French. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys traveling, running, and attending far too many Baylor Bear Athletics’ events.