Maynard Cooper & Gale and Nexsen Pruet have agreed to merge on April 1, 2023. Together we will be Maynard Nexsen.

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Patrick's Profile

Patrick is an Associate in Maynard’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group.

Patrick assists private and public companies with all aspects of employee, contractor, and director compensation and benefits. He works closely with clients and their boards and committees to ensure compliance in the areas of equity and incentive plans and director and officer appointments, and he advises clients on the risks and exposures in connection with compensation and benefits. He has experience preparing all types of compensation arrangements, including equity, bonus, and incentive plans, and individual award agreements. Patrick also assists with sizeable mergers and acquisitions, performing benefits-related due diligence, drafting deal-critical employment agreements, retention agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements. With his extensive tax and accounting background, he regularly advises clients on tax issues related to all forms of benefits, including federal income tax, FICA, and IRC 280G.

Prior to joining Maynard, Patrick spent several years working as a corporate and benefits/executive compensation associate in an international law firm, as well as a regional law firm in Nashville. During that time, he handled a wide range of employee benefits, tax, and executive compensation matters.

Upon graduating from law school, Patrick served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Albert G. Lauber of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, receiving recognition as a Graduate Tax Scholar. He obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Mississippi School of Law. He also holds a M.Acc. in Taxation and a dual B.S.B.A. in Accounting/Professional Accountancy and Finance from the University of West Florida.


State Bar: Tennessee, Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court: Tennessee (Middle)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Tax Court

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    • (2019, LL.M. in Taxation)

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    • (2018, J.D. magna cum laude)

  • University of West Florida
    • (2017, M.Acc. in Taxation)

  • University of West Florida
    • (2014, Dual B.S.B.A., Accounting/Professional Accountancy & Finance)


Honorable Albert G. Lauber
United States Tax Court

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Maynard Gains 5 Experienced Attorneys

Maynard is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys to our Government Solutions, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Insurance & Financial Litigation, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Groups. Macy Climo, Associate, Government Solutions, NashvillePatrick Huston, Associate, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, NashvilleBraden Morell, Associate, Insurance & Financial Litigation, BirminghamMadison...

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