As a Partner in the firm’s Construction Practice, Pat Johnson focuses on construction transactions and litigation matters. He has broad experience providing strategic counsel to a wide range of owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors pertaining to construction contract drafting and negotiation, as well as project delivery methods and claim resolution. Pat also often negotiates, prepares and reviews EPC agreements, design-build and construction contracts, master service agreements, installation contracts and other various project-related documents.
Pat’s unique background as an engineer coupled with his experience as an in-house counsel at a large engineering firm gives him greater insight in understanding what is most important to both sides of a transaction and allows him to efficiently navigate the most complex negotiations.
Through Pat’s experience as an in-house attorney, he understands the importance of protecting his clients from risk and ensuring that the key provisions of an agreement are fully understood so that the client’s goals are met. In addition, Pat not only advises on construction-related issues but also guides clients through insurance coverage concerns, project team selection and close-out, in addition to liaising with other lawyers on issues surrounding tax and real estate .
Before his time as an in-house counsel, Pat practiced as an engineer for several years, working on power generation projects and large scale commercial and residential projects in the United States and Dubai, UAE. Pat is currently a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.
Some of Pat’s most recent experience advising clients includes:
Pat is a frequent writer and speaker on construction-related matters and has been named to U.S. News Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list for 2023 and 2024.