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Patrick is the chair of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Industry Team.  He serves as corporate, transactional and business counsel to numerous industrial, commercial and service businesses, including in connection with merger, divestiture, acquisition, partnership and joint venture transactions, company formations and liquidations, company leadership and governance, project and infrastructure development transactions, intellectual property development and licensing transactions, product and service development, sales and distribution programs, and supply chain and logistics transactions.

He has provided extensive services and representations to clients in the following industries:  utilities and power generation (including fossil fuel and renewable energy); natural gas production, transportation and distribution; chemicals manufacturing; data analytics; food services; aluminum production; coal mining and marketing; automotive production and sales; steel tank fabrication; medical products and devices; sporting goods; distilled spirits; telecommunications; paints and coatings; engineering and public works; print media; employee benefit and actuarial consulting; real estate brokerage; franchised restaurants and commercial graphics.

He is also a principal legal advisor to national and regional energy services companies with responsibility for numerous mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, power project developments, intellectual property licensing and development transactions, strategic alliances and other corporation and transactional matters.

Patrick previously served for six years as senior in-house counsel to a large national diversified energy services company and its regional electric and gas utility subsidiary.

Other Info About Patrick


Law School

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1987
Louis Dembitz Brandeis Scholar

Harvard Law School – Program of Instruction for Lawyers, 1991
(Corporate Tax, Securities Regulation, Corporate Law and Business Planning)

Undergraduate School

Indiana University – Bloomington, B.A. 1984
Phi Beta Kappa
Pleiades Honorary, Alpha Chapter

Bar Memberships

Patrick is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2020, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, including Best Lawyers Louisville Corporate “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A; Environment, Natural Resources and Utilities: Natural Resources, 2019-2021; Environment, Natural Resources and Utilities: Utilities, 2019-2021

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate Law

Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2008

Awarded highest ranking (5 Dragons) by Lawdragon Magazine, a national lawyer ranking service

Selected by Lawdragon Magazine from among all U.S. Lawyers as one of its “500 New Stars, New Worlds,” for 2006

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Board of Trustees

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Leadership Kentucky, Class of 2004

Filson Historical Society, Board of Directors

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