- Patrick E. Gaas
- Kilpatrick Townsend
With nearly three decades of experience, Pat Gaas is regularly engaged by owners, contractors, and design professionals to handle some of the largest and most challenging commercial and industrial construction disputes and transactions both nationally and internationally, including workouts, document preparation, administrative proceedings, litigation, mediation, and arbitration. In addition, Pat handles or manages a broad variety of other matters for a select group of clients, including financial institutions, doing business both domestically and abroad.
Before joining the firm, Pat was a Shareholder and Director of a well-established law firm, where he served as Section Head in the Houston, Texas office in its construction practice group, then regarded as one of the largest and most accomplished on the Gulf Coast.
Pat has presented seminars to the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and many client groups with topics ranging from litigation strategy, project delivery methods, and construction, design and/or procurement contract provisions, to suretyship, lien laws, and insurance issues.
For many years, Pat has been recognized regularly by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Construction Law, among other publications. He is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.
Pat earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law (1988) and his B.B.A., cum laude, from Texas A&M University (1985).