Overview

Pat is a partner with Thompson Hine LLP's construction and real estate practice groups. His transactional construction practice involves negotiation and preparation of construction and design professional agreements and project management and risk counseling on a variety of projects, such as regional shopping malls, industrial projects, offices, hotels, convention centers and major sports venues such as MLB parks, NFL stadiums, NBA arenas and NHL arenas. He has prepared and negotiated agreements on behalf of owners, contractors, architects and engineers. A significant portion of his practice also includes commercial real estate development, including purchases and sales, financing and leasing.

Pat has lectured extensively on construction contracting issues with a variety of trade groups, the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Bar Association. Pat assisted in the facilitation of the Ohio construction reform panel and has assisted in drafting the new legislation for the Ohio Construction Reform Law.

Publications
Presentations
  • “Design-Build:  Constructing Better Contracts,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2015
  • “Don't Get Burned: Allocating Risk in Contracts,” Association of Corporate Counsel, July 16, 2015
  • "Surety Bonds and Insurance Issues," Masters Seminar sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, November 2010
  • "Update on Ohio Construction Reform," Construction Owners Association of America, Cleveland, April 2010
  • "Insurance and Risk Management Issues," of AIA Contracts and Beyond,  Lorman Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2009
  • "Construction Lending from the Ground Up," American Bar Association, Boston Program, October 2004
  • "Insurance, Bonds and Indemnifications for Construction Projects," Sterling Education Seminars, October 2004
  • "Selected Construction Insurance," 2003 ICSC Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Symposium, June 2003
  • "When Casualty Strikes Your Construction Project: Insurance and Workout Issues," American Bar Association, Washington, DC, 2002
  • "Key Clauses in Construction Contracts and Architectural Agreements," Ohio State Bar Association, July 2001
  • "Selected Issues in Construction Contracts," Cleveland Bar Association, June 2000
Distinctions
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law), 2003 to 2019; recognized as Lawyer of the Year in 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine, 2004 to present
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction, Ohio, 2010 to present
  • Listed in Legal 500, Construction, 2011 and 2014 to 2017
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Industry and Real Property Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member of Real Property Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member of Real Estate Section
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