For over 35 years, Pat has practiced in the area of tax, business, corporate and transactional law. Pat advises on issues concerning the tax and business aspects of domestic and international business structures and transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, corporations, partnerships and LLCs, in the domestic and international areas. He has extensive experience in complicated cross-border business and tax structuring matters. Pat has represented publicly traded and private companies in complex transactions and legal issues. He has represented taxpayers on tax controversy matters in Texas and against the IRS in administrative appeals, and before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Pat is a Certified Public Accountant and is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Pat is a licensed real estate broker in Texas.
In 1994, Pat became a founding shareholder of Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C.
Outside of the office, Pat serves as a Regent for the Texas Tech University System. Pat also served as the Texas Commissioner for Texas on the Rio Grande Compact Commission from 2006 to 2021. Pat was a member of the governing board for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Pat also serves as a member of the governing board (and former Chairman and Vice Chairman) for the El Paso Children’s Hospital.
Pat’s hobbies include horseback riding and running. He also travels the world to climb mountains and scuba dive.
Pat’s extensive legal experience has led to authorship or co-authorship to multiple publications and speaking engagements.
Board certified - Tax Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1989
Certified Public Accountant in Texas, 1988
Licensed Real Estate Broker in Texas, 1981
U.S. Tax Court, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1985
Texas A&M, B.B.A., 1980, with high honors
Texas Tech University, MBA, 1983, with high honors
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1983, with high honors