Patrick concentrates on finding practical solutions for his clients in a variety of industries. He is experienced in corporate transactions, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues, and labor and employment matters.

Patrick is skilled in numerous types of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. Having litigated contract and real estate matters, he brings a valuable perspective to business deals. Patrick has closed many real estate transactions and advised buyers, sellers, and owners on commercial development, land use, and financing issues extensively. He helps clients comply with privacy regulations, such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and manage intellectual property concerns, such as trademark registration and maintenance. In addition, Patrick advises clients on employment matters that arise in connection with their businesses and represents them in regulatory investigations.

Prior to beginning his law practice, Patrick worked in federal regulatory, international, and scientific affairs for an international trade group. A native of Bedford, Va., Patrick is a former director and President of the Board of Directors of Arc of Central Virginia and serves on the Academy Center of the Arts’ MIX Committee. Patrick is very involved with the Virginia Bar Association and was named a “Millennial on the Move” by Lynchburg Business Magazine in 2017.

Affiliations

The Arc of Central Virginia— Former Director and President of the Board of Directors

Lynchburg Bar Association

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—National and Lynchburg Chapters

Virginia Bar Association—Real Estate Section Council Member; Member of the Executive Board of the Young Lawyer’s Division; Chair of the VBA Young Lawyer’s Division Law School Council for Washington & Lee University School of Law

Thought Leadership

Data in Danger
Lynchburg Business Magazine
August/September 2018

Can a Business Be Liable to Its Employees for LGBT Discrimination? 
Lynchburg Business Magazine
February 2018

Bueller? Bueller? Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rules For Federal Contractors
Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division “Opening Statement” (Page 6)
October 2016

Five Things Virginia Should Know About Garnishment Summonses
Lynchburg Business Magazine
February 1, 2016

Brokers Beware: Homebuyers May Have a New Way to Sue You
Lynchburg Business Magazine
October 1, 2015

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974: What Parents, Students and School Officials Need to Know
Lynchburg Business Magazine
July 31, 2015

Lawyer case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.