Pat is the managing partner of Hunton & Williams’ Dallas office. With over 35 years of corporate tax experience, he assists clients with all aspects of federal income taxation.

Pat brings a practical approach to negotiating and structuring acquisitions and dispositions of assets and entities; structuring taxable and tax-deferred dispositions of real estate assets and corporate aircraft, structuring and negotiating partnership and limited liability company agreements; and resolving business disputes and IRS examinations.

His extensive business and legal experience has included serving as the principal advisor to numerous closely held companies and family-owned businesses.

Relevant Experience

  • Serves as tax counsel to a large number of REITs and real estate investors in connection with like-kind exchange transactions.
  • Represents clients in negotiating, structuring and financing the acquisition and disposition of private aircraft, including tax-deferred like-kind exchanges of aircraft and state and local tax planning. 
  • Negotiates and structures asset purchase and stock purchase transactions, including the sale of a $1 billion closely held financial institution. 
  • Broad experience relating to the formation and structuring of partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. 
  • Provides tax and transactional counsel on numerous aspects of commercial real estate transactions. 
  • Extensive experience negotiating and documenting settlement of business disputes.
  • Successfully resolved IRS examinations relating to the sale of corporate subsidiaries, thoroughbred horse racing operations and the operation of corporate aircraft.


  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Section of Taxation 
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation 
  • Member, Dallas Citizens Council, 2007-present
  • Board Member, Texas Federal Tax Institute (2012-present)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation