With 40+ years of experience as a former attorney in private practice, Pat is direct, compassionate and innovative in seeking a true course for business growth, succession and exit strategies. Pat seeks to understand his client’s needs first before responding with an action plan to implement goals and objectives. 

Pat has been recognized multiple times as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed publication, in advising closely held businesses, trusts and estates, assisting tax exempt charitable organizations and acting as an expert witness in trust and estate litigation. Pat speaks and writes for professional groups locally and nationally and has served since 1995 as an ACTEC Fellow (American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel). He also serves in a variety of leadership roles, in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including serving on the ACTEC Business Planning Committee.

Pat’s Take on the TruNorth Difference: While a business succession or sale may be a first-time event for our clients, the TNP experience will provide the structure and insight to facilitate a smooth process.

Pat’s Two Cents: Mark Twain: “If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.” And “KISS” – keep it simple, stupid!

Outside of the Office, You’ll find Pat: Creating photography, serving on the board of trustees at Portland Art Museum, traveling and spending time with his children and grandchildren