Patrick is licensed to practice law in three states, his home state of Connecticut, North Carolina, and California. After earning his law degree from Wake Forest School of Law in 2015, Patrick joined an American Law 100 law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina practicing with the Financial Services and Corporate groups. Energized by the passage of Proposition 64, legalizing adult-use cannabis in California, he decided to take advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity and packed his bags and headed for the West Coast.
As an attorney at the Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms, Patrick manages a broad range of corporate and transactional matters including, entity formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, capital financing, and negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements. What he enjoys most is working hand in hand with cannabis companies counseling them through the constantly evolving California and federal cannabis regulations. Patrick corresponds with cities, counties, and state agencies on a daily basis to navigate zoning regulations and aid clients in their applications for cannabis business licenses.
In his free time, Patrick can be found hiking with his boxer Bronx and exploring one of the hundreds of local breweries here in San Diego.