Patrick leads the firm’s Energy 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.
Patrick 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.
He 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.
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)
Indiana University – Bloomington, B.A. 1984
Phi Beta Kappa
Pleiades Honorary, Alpha Chapter
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
The Best Lawyers in America®
Corporate Law, 2007-2023; Louisville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2007-2023; Louisville Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2023
Energy Law, 2011-2023
Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A; Environment, Natural Resources and Utilities: Natural Resources, 2017-2023; Environment, Natural Resources and Utilities: Utilities, 2017-2023
Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, 2007-2012; 2022-2023, 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
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Board of Trustees