J. Patrick Goff
Degrees & Certificates
Mercer University Stetson School of Business, B.B.A., Finance and Management, 2001, cum laude
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 2004
Wall Street Journal Award, Outstanding Graduate in Finance, 2001
- Georgia Supreme Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia Trial Courts
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
Patrick Goff is a partner in the firm, primarily working in the areas of banking and commercial real estate. Mr. Goff’s practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions and other creditors in varying types of litigation, commercial loan workouts, non-judicial foreclosures and confirmation proceedings, and collection matters.
Mr. Goff has extensive experience representing various banks and lending institutions in their dealings with their customers and other institutions. This includes negotiation and preparation of documentation for term, revolving credit, secured and unsecured loans, acting as closing agent for commercial loan transactions, perfection of security interests in all types of assets, title examination, and other due diligence activities.
Mr. Goff’s practice in the area of commercial real estate includes advice, negotiation, documentation, and due diligence coordination relating to commercial real estate sales and acquisitions. This includes preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements on behalf of buyers and sellers, assisting developers of office, retail, multi-family residential, and industrial properties with all aspects of development, preparation of office and retail leases on behalf of landlords and tenants, and advice on land use and zoning matters.
Mr. Goff serves as general counsel for The Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce (2018-Present). He served as the president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon (2015-2016). Mr. Goff also served as vice-chairman of the Macon-Bibb Law Enforcement Foundation (2011-2017) and currently serves as foundation chairman (2018-present). Also, Mr. Goff has been a board member of the Bibb County Development Authority since 2012.
Patrick was named as a “Rising Star” in 2018 by Georgia’s Super Lawyers magazine, an honor achieved each year by less than three percent of Georgia attorneys under the age of forty.