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Patrick is a board certified real estate attorney

Patrick focuses on commercial and residential real estate. His real estate background also makes him especially qualified to practice estate planning and business succession.

He represents developers and investors involved in the development of residential subdivisions and condominiums and commercial and industrial projects, including conversions, hotel, restaurant and apartment acquisitions, and a wide range of residential transactions successfully closing over 2,000 real estate purchases and sales. He also advises clients in establishing estate plans.

Patrick joined the firm immediately after law school and was named a partner in 2004.


  • Private developer’s counsel in relocation, public-private real estate co-development and financing for Atlanta Braves spring training stadium and surrounding mixed-use development
  • Acquisition and development of a 406 acres residential community in Sarasota County
  • Planning and development of a 14-lot upscale, coastal residential community on Siesta Key
  • Acquisition of Four Point Sheraton, Holiday Inn and Best Western Plus, including a $9 million hotel/resort in Punta Gorda
  • Sale of $36 million apartment complex in Miami
  • Condominium conversion of a 342 residential unit apartment complex in Palmer Ranch
  • $52 million commercial condominium conversion in Atlanta
  • Overseeing the acquisitions, sales, and construction of multi-million dollar residences
  • Development of tax-efficient strategies for the transfer of wealth in estate planning


  • Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc., Past Board Member
  • InStride Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Past President and Past Board Member
  • Leadership Manatee, 2008
  • Leadership Sarasota, 2006
  • Manasota Lacrosse Academy, Inc., Past Treasurer, Current Board Member
  • Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School, Board of Trustees
  • Sarasota County Bar Association Real Estate Section, Past Chair
  • Sarasota Home Builders Association
  • Stetson University, Lawyers Association Advisory Council


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2021-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2009, 2011-2014