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Pat is a member of the Business Services Department. He is involved in the day to day activities of the Firm's clients, and advises them with respect to acquisitions, contractual issues, real estate and other business related topics. He represents several manufacturing companies and distributors, advising them on issues related to product distribution. He routinely advises clients on the formation and organization of business entities. Additionally, a considerable portion of Pat's practice involves franchise law matters.

Career Highlights


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-2020, in the fields of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Corporate/M&A, 2008-2012


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, Health Law Section)
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association

Military Service

  • Captain, U.S. Army, Helicopter Pilot; Active, 1968-1972; Active Reserve, 1972-1979

Community Involvement

Professional Leadership

  • Former V.P. and General Counsel, Abrasive Industries Inc.
  • Acquisitions in both North America and Europe of manufacturing, distribution and service companies in a variety of industries, including abrasives, coatings, industrial equipment, engineering, retail and restaurant
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Louisville Journal of Family Law, 1983-84
  • Louis D. Brandeis Scholar
  • Bernard Flexner Scholar

Civic and Charitable Involvement

  • Director, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Louisville Orchestra
  • Former Director, Bridgehaven, Inc.
  • Leadership Kentucky
  • Focus Louisville
  • Leadership Louisville
  • Director, DeSales High School Foundation
  • Director, The First Tee of Louisville
  • Director and Vice President, Audubon Country Club


Contributions & Published Works

  • "Recent Developments In Corporate Law," Louisville Bar Foundation, Annual Update Series, November 1985
  • "Advising Closely-Held Corporations," University of Louisville School of Law, Office of Continuing Legal Education, September 1985
  • "Successful Loan Documentation and Procedures - Legal Lending Limits of Banks," Professional Bank Services, Inc., March 1985
  • "Compliance Series - Legal Lending of Banks, Loans to Insiders," Professional Bank Services, Inc., Fall 1986
  • "Distribution of Goods-Drafting the Distribution Agreement," Louisville Bar Association, March 1993
  • "Business Entities and Partnerships-Starting One and Saving One," Moderator and Panelist, WUOL Peoples' Law Radio Program, March 1993






Bellarmine College, B.A., Business Administration, 1977
University of Louisville School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Harvard Law School - Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Corporate Taxation, Banking Law, 1986

  • Kentucky, 1984
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