We are Transactional Experts.
Highly Experienced. Client Focused.
PATRICK LAW GROUP is an agile, results-driven law firm focused on preparing and negotiating Business Contracts for our Clients in the United States and abroad. We have drafted thousands of agreements for companies in a broad range of industries for their purchase and sale of a wide spectrum of goods and services, including those relating to complex construction and development projects, technology, procurement, logistics and fulfillment.
3705 Canyon Ridge Court, NE
Atlanta GA 30319
We serve as an extension of our Clients' team to help analyze and solve business problems and capitalize on opportunities to achieve our Clients' business objectives. Our practice areas are interrelated so that we can provide our Clients with solutions an
Commercial Contracts and Transactions
We have drafted and negotiated thousands of contracts for Corporations and Procuring Entities for a wide variety of contracts ranging from professional services, technology solutions, logistics, design and construction, global sourcing contracts, and specific equipment, software, system procurement and consulting contracts. We have also created standardized contracts and contracting procedures for use by our Clients across multiple contracting engagements, providing contracting efficiencies to our Clients by reducing their dependency on outside counsel and bringing consistency to their contracting processes.
Construction & Project Development
We have been engaged in construction matters for a wide range of projects, including office buildings, retail centers, health care facilities, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, hotels and resorts, and multi-use facilities. We have advised our Clients in all aspects of project development and delivery, including the preparation and negotiation of design, architectural, engineering, installation, construction and equipment procurement contracts. During the course of contract performance, we assist our Clients with the effective management of those contracts and serve as Project Counsel, where we assist with the review, preparation and analysis of Change Orders, Additional Services Requests, Purchase Orders, and other Amendments to those contracts, and advise and represent our Clients in the resolution of contract and project disputes.
Due Diligence Support
We have assisted Clients with the review and analysis of complex commercial agreements as part of our Clients' due diligence process prior to a merger or acquisition, as well as after a major acquisition or merger for identifying vendor relationships and consolidating operations. We have reviewed and summarized hundreds of contracts and amendments, assisting our Clients with identifying potential risk exposure, defined obligations, potential conflicts and business opportunities and synergies.
Logistics and Outsourcing
To keep up with the pace and demands in a connected and global world, our Clients need to quickly and consistently manufacture, market and distribute their products and services. Our experience includes preparing and negotiating third party logistics (3PL), business processing and outsourcing agreements, including warehousing, shipping, transportation, kitting, distribution and fulfillment agreements.
Marketing and Advertising
Marketing, advertising and new media efforts have become critical in ensuring a Company's longevity in today's fast-paced, hypercompetitive markets. Our experience includes supporting our Clients in their marketing, promotions and advertising needs, such as advising clients on compliance issues related to both off-line and on-line promotions, contests, and sweepstakes; providing advice related to advertising copy; and negotiating such agreements as product placements and endorsements; co-marketing; and master services and their related statements of work for games management, public relations, experiential marketing services. We have also negotiated master use and synchronization license agreements for the use of soundtracks in television and film, as well as license and release agreements related to entertainment intellectual property for the stage, film and in print.
Supply Chain and Procurement
On an almost daily basis, companies enter into contracts to buy and sell goods and services as part of their routine business operations. Whether procuring supplies and services for its own use, or selling to others, the ability to quickly negotiate and execute business contracts is imperative. We have prepared and negotiated thousands of agreements for a variety of goods and services required for business operations. Our experience includes preparing master supply and service agreements, statements of work and other contracts involving the procurement of products, supplies, equipment and services for both direct and indirect supply chain and sourcing.
Technology and Telecommunications
Every company today depends on technology and sophisticated internal and external communication systems. We have assisted some of the largest companies in the world with their agreements for procuring specialized technology solutions and products as well as the agreements for professional services necessary for solution and product implementation. Our experience includes preparing and negotiating software and other intellectual property licensing arrangements, mobile application development agreements, application software provider (ASP) arrangements, web-hosting, remote data hosting, and subscription and software for a service (SaaS) agreements. We have also prepared agreements for associated maintenance and support, back-office and customer-vendor facing business processes.
Lizz Patrick is the founder of Patrick Law Group. Over the span of her 26 year career, she has prepared and negotiated thousands of commercial and construction contracts.
Ms. Patrick has also successfully prepared and negotiated procurement and commercial contracts for her Clients, with contracts ranging from master agreements for the development and installation of telecom infrastructure and equipment to global sourcing agreements, including contracts for indefinite or "open supply" of materials or equipment, independent contractor and professional service agreements, master service contracts for the major equipment and systems over multiple sites, and material handling and other logistics system development, installation and servicing contracts.
Her experience includes design, service, procurement, construction and project management contracts for a wide variety of national and international projects, including fixed price, cost plus, and guaranteed maximum cost contracts, master service agreements and variations thereof. She has expertise and experience with a variety of project structures including design-bid-build, design-build, "fast track", phased design and construction, construction management at risk and not-at-risk, multiple prime, turn-key, and engineering, procurement, and construction ("EPC") project delivery.
Leveraging her transactional as well as her dispute resolution background, Ms. Patrick has assisted a number of Clients with developing standardized contracts for operational use and support, along with providing specific and tailored in-house training and procedures for the use of those forms. Her dedication, responsive service and reasonable fees have resulted in Client relationships which have spanned over a decade.
Her Clients include Fortune 100 and other well-known profit and not-for profit companies, in a broad range of industries, including health care systems, office and retail developers, public utilities, consumer products, insurance, telecommunications, media and cosmetics.
In recognition of her outstanding legal ability and experience, Ms. Patrick has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America, as well as recognized in Chambers U.S.A. Georgia Legal Elite, and International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers. She has also been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer from 2004-2014, and as one of the Top 50 Female Super Lawyers.
She has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV for legal ability and ethical standards. She is a frequent speaker and publisher.
Prior to starting Patrick Law Group, Ms. Patrick was a partner in the Real Estate and Construction Groups at two Am Law 100 Law Firms located in Atlanta, Georgia, and, at one of those firms, she served as the Practice Group Leader.
Presentations and Articles
Speaker, Master Services Agreement-an Overview of Key Provisions (Internal Presentation and Training for Corporate Utility Company), October 9, 2013
Speaker, Top Contract Provisions to Know and Care About: Drafting to Accomplish Business Goals and Manage Risks (The Association of Corporate Counsel of America Georgia Chapter Inc.), June 11, 2013
Speaker, From Service to Supply: Key Provisions, Project Management and Negotiation Strategies for Contracts (Internal Presentation for National 501(c) Organization), June 2010
Speaker, Your Contracts and Project Management: Key Contract Provisions (Internal Presentation and Training for Large Healthcare System), annually since 2004.
Speaker, From Service to Supply: Key Provisions, Project Management and Negotiation Strategies for Contracts (Internal Presentation for Global Cosmetics and Beauty Company), June 2009
Speaker, Contract Negotiations from the Owner's and the Contractor's Perspectives, Construction Law for the General Practitioner (Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia), September 28, 2007.
Speaker, Ten Key Decisions to a Successful Construction Project, Key Decision 1: Creating the Project Program (The American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry), September 2005.
Speaker, Perplexing Issues in Design-Build Projects, (American Bar Association Real Estate and Probate Section), October 2004.
Speaker, Preparing and Negotiating Design and Construction Contracts for the Complex Healthcare Projects, (Healthcare Roundtable for Facilities and Support Services Executives), May and November 2003.
Speaker, Representing the Private Owner: The Large and Complex Project, (CLE International), September 2002.
Speaker, Assembling and Drafting the Contract Documents or Sprint to the Finish Line: The Owner's Perspective, Getting it Right: How to Structure Complex Projects to Allocate Risks and Minimize Disputes, (American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry), October 2001.
Speaker, Design-Build Issues: The Owner's Perspective, (American Bar Association, Real Estate and Probate Section), August 2001.
Speaker, Contract Negotiations: Different Explanations, Different Strategies, Covering the Design Water Front: Insuring Projects with Fragmented Design Responsibility, (American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and the TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee), January 2000.
Speaker, New Problems with the New AIA Documents, (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Advanced Construction Law Seminar), March 1999.
Speaker, The Consequential Damage Waiver Provision, AIA Contract Documents Generation Next, (American Institute of Architects, the American Bar Association Forum in Construction Industry and Litigation Section, the State Bar of Georgia Construction Law Committee and the Atlanta Bar Association Construction Law Section), May 29, 1998.
Moderator, Delay Damages: From Construction Contract to Closing Argument, Advanced Construction Seminar, (Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia), March 1998.
Speaker, Recent Developments in Georgia Construction Law, (Atlanta Bar Association Construction Law Section), September 1997.
Author, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 Inapplicable to Rejected Offer of Settlement, Johnson vs. Penrod, (61 Tulane L. Rev. 1551), June 1987.
Co-Author: Design Professional Liability in Negligence to Noncontractual Parties, (9 Voir Dire 28), 1988.