Patrick Casey

Practice Areas

  • 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges
  • Business Formations, Mergers and Dissolutions
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Finance Transactions
  • Homeowner Association Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Williamson Act Contracts


  • JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 1993
  • BA, cum laude, Albion College, 1988


Patrick represents clients in complicated real estate and corporate negotiations ranging from sales, acquisitions, private mergers, debt restructuring and strategic planning. Most transactions involve negotiating with multiple parties; conducting due diligence investigations and addressing issues arising from such investigation; restructuring transactions based upon changing circumstances; and coming up with innovative solutions to difficult problems.

As a licensed attorney and certified public accountant, Patrick’s knowledge of both the legal and tax implications of client business operations allows him to advise clients as to various options for how to conduct a transaction. Patrick also advises clients on the Williamson Act, agricultural leases, easements, Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges and intellectual property licenses.

Patrick started his career as a staff accountant in the audit department of Ernst and Whinney in Los Angeles. After graduating from Loyola Law School in 1993, he worked for KPMG Peat Marwick on expatriate tax issues. He moved to Monterey County in 1994 and joined L+G in 2000. He has continually represented clients in various corporate and real estate matters.

Patrick is a member of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California and a member of the Monterey County Bar Association. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Monterey County Barristers Association; the Salinas Valley YMCA (including chairing the Board from 2009 – 2010); the Central Coast YMCA; and the Grower Shipper Association Foundation. Patrick has taught paralegal courses in contract law and corporate law at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California – 1993
  • Northern District of California
  • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications and Websites

  • “Shifting the Risk of Loss of Product in Cold Storage Warehouses,” with Jeffery R. Gilles,
    Coastal Grower Magazine, Fall, 2001
  • “Records are the Key to Payment Under PACA”,
    Coastal Grower Magazine, Spring, 2002
  • “Factors to Consider in Deciding Whether to Incorporate in California or Delaware”,
  • Coastal Grower Magazine, Spring, 2003
  • “Partial Business Disclosures by You and Your Attorney”,
    Coastal Grower Magazine, Spring, 2005
  • “Rights of Dissenting Shareholders”,
    The Pinnacle

Civic Involvement

  • Salinas Community YMCA
  • Leadership Salinas Valley
  • Central Coast YMCA
  • Grower Shipper Association Foundation – Board of Directors