Lizz Patrick

Chief Client Officer

lpatrick@patricklawgroup.com
P | 404.437.6731
3705 Canyon Ridge Ct. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Lizz Patrick

lpatrick@patricklawgroup.com
P | 404.437.6731
3705 Canyon Ridge Ct. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

Chief Client Officer

Elizabeth (“Lizz”) Patrick, is the Chief Client Officer and Founding attorney of Patrick Law Group, she sets and executes the Firm’s vision and strategy, and building successful relationship with Client relationships.

Under her leadership, PLG has continued to grow and expand its reputation as an agile, results-driven transactional law firm built upon a culture of robust service, communication and collaboration, with a roster of senior lawyers with significant in-house experience and an impressive Client list, which includes some of the largest companies in the world. 

Lizz has prepared and negotiated thousands of construction, logistics, procurement and other commercial contracts.

Lizz is well known for her deep knowledge and experience in construction and development, and is recognized for her experience with drafting and negotiating design, construction, and procurement 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 also possesses expertise 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.

Lizz regularly handles transactions for outsourcing, warehousing and third party (3PL) logistics arrangements, including fulfillment and kitting, material handling, automated distribution, asset management and consignment, manufacturing, capital equipment purchasing and leasing. She has also prepared countless master supply and service agreements for global and domestic procurement and supply chain functions.

Leveraging her transactional and leadership background, Lizz is repeatedly sought after to assist Clients with developing successful processes and approaches for increasing the effectiveness of their legal function, including development and use of standardized contracts and alternative clauses, developing and advising on procedures and processes to increase operational efficiency, consistency and risk mitigation, and conducting targeted in-house training and educational programming for legal and business teams.

Leaders are those who always empower others.

-Bill Gates
CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Pre-construction and construction agreements for development of a high-tech PGA golf tournament media facility
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreements for development of pharmaceutical and food manufacturing facilities
  • Development agreements for state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facilities in North and South America for a global cosmetics organization
  • Management services agreement for national real estate development company’s 5.8 million square foot mixed-use development
  • Development agreements for multi-phased office complex, luxury hotel, spa and luxury condominiums
  • Development agreements for new hospital campus with hospital bed powers, emergency room, surgical centers, parking facilities, central energy plan and ancillary facilities
  • Design-build agreement for renovation and expansion of equipment manufacturing facility for agricultural products and distribution
  • Design, construction and equipment procurement agreements for healthcare system’s campus re-development, expansion and renovation
  • Design, construction and development agreements for mixed-use projects on behalf of a premier commercial developer
  • Master construction agreement for improvements and renovation of a public arts museum
  • EPC agreement to increase capacity for regional electric utility plant
  • Engineering and survey services agreements
COMMERCIAL, OUTSOURCING & LOGISTICS TRANSACTIONS
  • Logistics and Outsourcing agreements for warehousing, inventory management and fulfillment services
  • Outsourcing agreements for inbound/outbound direct-to-customer call center services
  • Investment recovery and equipment consignment agreements
  • Master agreement for fleet vehicle purchases and fleet card services
  • Consulting and professional services agreements
  • Value-added reseller (VAR) agreements and equipment procurement agreements for equipment, telecommunications, hardware and other products
  • Equipment purchase agreements for large customized utility infrastructure equipment
  • Creation of contract negotiation playbooks for use by lawyers and sourcing professionals

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America

Named among the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine

Named Georgia Super Lawyer every year since 2004

Named Top 50 Female Super Lawyers in Georgia

Named among the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers

She has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV for legal ability and ethical standards

Earning a Seat at the Table

Pathbuilder’s Achieva Workshop, March 17, 2020

Serve Clients While You Sleep

Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference, April 9, 2019

Getting Started: Selecting the Right Delivery Method for Your Project

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, October 4, 2018

Racing: Staying Ahead of the Competition

Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women’s Leadership Forum, June 23, 2017

Strategic Communications: Communicating at the Executive Level

Pathbuilder’s Achieva Workshop, February 21, 2017

Transformational Corporate Legal Departments, A View from the Outside

Internal Client Presentation, February 1, 2017

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability Provisions:  Best Practices and Current Trends

ACC Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter, January 19, 2017

Circuitous Path of an Accidental Legal Entrepreneur:  Lessons Learned Along the Way

Internal Client Presentation, August 23, 2016

Best Practices for Drafting and Negotiating Indemnity and Limitation of Liability Clauses in Commercial Contracts

ACC Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter, April 19, 2016

Master Services Agreement-an Overview of Key Provisions

Internal Client Presentation, October 9, 2013

Top Contract Provisions to Know and Care About: Drafting to Accomplish Business Goals and Manage Risks

ACC Corporate Counsel-Georgia Chapter, June 11, 2013

From Service to Supply: Key Provisions, Project Management and Negotiation Strategies for Contracts

Internal Client Presentation, June 2010

Your Contracts and Project Management: Key Contract Provisions

Internal Client Presentation, annually 2004-2015

From Service to Supply: Key Provisions, Project Management and Negotiation Strategies for Contracts

Internal Client Presentation, June 2009

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

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

Perplexing Issues in Design-Build Projects

American Bar Association Real Estate and Probate Section, October 2004

Preparing and Negotiating Design and Construction Contracts for the Complex Healthcare Projects

Healthcare Roundtable for Facilities and Support Services Executives, May and November 2003

Representing the Private Owner: The Large and Complex Project

CLE International, September 2002

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
Presentations conducted prior to 2001 available upon request.

Tulane University, J.D., 1988

  • Magna Cum Laude/Class Rank 5
  • Law Review 1987-1988

University of Georgia, B.A., 1985

  • Cum Laude