Overview

About Patrick

Patrick helps clients achieve real estate goals and understand real estate risk.

His clients include renewable energy developers, publicly traded companies, nonprofit organizations, private investors, and businesses with significant real estate interests.

He is well-versed in handling complex transactions involving the purchase, sale, financing, and leasing of real estate assets. He focuses his practice on the following areas:

  • Renewable Energy Project Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Agribusiness and Timber Transactions
  • Startup and New Venture Support

Patrick also regularly represents U.S. military veterans in pro bono matters.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Patrick served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Also, he was an early employee and the first in-house counsel at a venture-backed real estate startup that achieved “unicorn” status. These experiences have shaped Patrick’s pragmatic and efficient approach to the practice of law.

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Experience

Experience

Renewable Energy

  • Represented renewable energy developers in the negotiation of dozens of ground lease agreements to establish site control for wind and solar projects across the U.S.
  • Represented renewable energy developer in the real estate aspects of multitranche tax equity investments made by a national bank covering projects across the U.S.
  • Counseled California-based renewable energy developer in establishing site control through land acquisition for multiple solar projects in Connecticut.

Agribusiness

  • Represented investment management clients in the acquisition and disposition of timberland in multiple states across the U.S., including Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi.
  • Represented winery in the negotiation of a commercial lease for a tasting room in Washington state.
  • Represented agribusiness investor in the acquisition of apple orchards and adjacent farmland in Washington state.

Commercial Real Estate

  • Represented publicly traded company in the negotiation of a $35 million loan facility including twelve commercial properties across eight states as collateral.
  • Represented large nonprofit foundation on the development of a new 55,000-square-foot headquarters building.
  • Represented a privately held real estate developer in the $40 million development of a 700,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

Startups and Emerging Companies

  • Represented prop-tech startup in corporate and real estate aspects of Series B and C venture capital fundraising rounds, amounting to over $200 million in equity funding.
  • Negotiated dozens of nondisclosure agreements with venture capital investors in preparation for Series B and C equity funding rounds.
  • Formed dozens of limited liability companies across multiple jurisdictions, drafted operating agreements and consent resolutions and negotiated sophisticated membership interest purchase agreements.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Urban Land Institute Northwest
  • CCIM Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter
  • American Bar Association; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section

Civic Activities

  • The Pat Tillman Foundation (Tillman Scholar, Class of 2013)
  • Harvard Club of Oregon and Southwest Washington (Board Member; 2023–present)
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “Subleasing: A Real Estate Strategy in a Post-Pandemic Economy” (co-author), Daily Journal of Commerce, March 5, 2024
  • Understanding the Nuances of Post-Closing Obligations in Oregon Real Estate Contracts: Lessons from Freeborn v. Dow” (co-author), Stoel Rives LLP Ahead of Schedule blog, September 29, 2023
  • “What Out-of-State Buyers Should Know About California Real Estate Transfer Taxes (co-author),” Stoel Rives LLP, June 16, 2023
  • “Some Commercial Property Owners Can Go Green With ‘Propertyfit’” (co-author), Daily Journal of Commerce, December 6, 2022
  • “What Developers Must Know About New Ohio Brownfield Law” (co-author), Law360, August 20, 2020
  • “What Landlords Should Consider Before Reopening Gyms” (co-author), Thompson Hine LLP, June 22, 2020
  • “CARES Act and Landlord-Tenant Disputes: Rent, Mortgage Relief, Eviction Moratoriums, Related State Restrictions,” Strafford CLE Webinar, June 16, 2020
  • “Ohio Report: COVID-19 Relief for Commercial Tenants and Borrowers” (co-author), Thompson Hine LLP, April 2, 2020
  • “Coronavirus Challenges Facing Commercial Property Owners,” Bloomberg Law ESG News, March 18, 2020



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