Patrick is an experienced commercial and infrastructure lawyer with a history in both in-house and private practice roles, where he developed a diverse range of legal expertise.
Commercial; Construction; Public/Private Partnerships
Former firms & in-house roles:
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Atria Development Corporation; Dragados Canada, Inc.
Patrick, former General Counsel for Atria Development Corporation and Dragados Canada Inc, is a succinct writer and drafter, clear communicator and calm negotiator. These skills have made Patrick an asset on many projects, including the work he’s done in infrastructure. Some notable projects Patrick has worked on include:
- GO Expansion (On-Corridor Works; Lakeshore Corridor Projects);
- Ontario Line RSSOM Project;
- Gordie Howe International Bridge;
- Champlain Bridge Replacement Project;
- Réseau Express Métropolitain (Montreal LRT);
- Eglinton Crosstown LRT; and
- Ottawa LRT (Confederation Line) Project
On these projects, and others, Patrick has provided strategic advice both to senior management and to people on the ground. He has helped municipalities, contractors and developers to understand and negotiate various commercial arrangements including partnerships and joint ventures, development agreements with municipalities, developments on Indigenous lands and CCDC forms of contract and supplementary conditions. Patrick has advised clients on commercial arrangements in complex regulatory environments, including utility companies (EPC contracts and power purchase agreements) and a passenger railway (track access agreements). Additionally, he has represented companies in negotiations with a wide range of counterparties, including public clients, business owners and vice presidents, law firms and in-house counsel.
- University of Toronto Faculty of Law, (J.D.) 2008
- Harvard University, (B.A) 2003