Pat provides tax, trust and estate planning advice to high net worth individuals and business owners, as well as providing employee benefits advice to retirement plans including collectively bargained plans.

Get To Know Pat

Pat is a senior tax attorney with over 41 years of experience in tax and commercial matters. His active practice includes both Virginia and North Carolina matters, where he has provided multiple generations within the same families tax and business advice. As a former head of his firm's business department, he is able to quickly identify paths and options for resolution of business issues, for example those encountered with business succession plans.

Pat currently represents Taft-Hartly pension and welfare benefit plans within an excess of $700 million in assets. In addition, his previous work with multiple charities gives him the background for assisting start-up charities as well as existing non-profits with governance and complex compliance concerns.


  • General Co-Counsel, Hampton Roads Shipping Association; International Longshoremen’s Association of Pension & Welfare Benefit Funds.
  • Counsel to numerous retired residents of Hampton Roads, Virginia, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
  • Counsel to IBEW local 1340 Maintenance Employees’ Retirement Fund 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan & Trust.



William & Mary School of Law, M.L.&T.

William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

George Washington University, M.S.A.

Virginia Tech, B.A.



North Carolina

U.S. Tax Court


  • American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • General Douglas MacArthur Foundation, Director and General Counsel
  • Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Hampton Roads Tax Forum
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section on Trust and Estate
  • Outer Banks Community Foundation, Tax Counsel
  • The Living River Restoration Trust, Director

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