When Gordon Brown was gearing up to start a new business in 2000, he asked his CPA firm for a referral to a business attorney. It’s not surprising that his accountant referred Gordon to Jim Patterson, a former CPA and a shareholder at HHDU.
Jim helped Gordon set up this new IT Service Management company as a limited partnership called Plexent. This first experience working with Jim and HHDU led to a number of opportunities for the firm to serve Gordon and the new company, including developing contracts, employment agreements, customer agreements and intellectual property documentation.
“We rely on Jim Patterson for help with every legal issue we have at Plexent. He’s effectively our General Counsel, directing a team of lawyers at HHDU to handle whatever comes up. They have helped us deal with customer bankruptcies, they make our employee and customer agreements user-friendly, and they did a phenomenal job protecting our intellectual property rights.”
Plexent has benefited from the work of many attorneys at HHDU, including Jerry Hiersche, Victoria Yarkho and others. As Plexent has grown and flourished over the years, the company has developed an impressive client base for their IT strategies and services, including Fortune 500 companies and a number of Federal Government agencies. Now when someone asks Gordon if he can recommend a good business attorney, he sends them to Jim and the team at HHDU.
“They’re a full service legal practice, and very professional. They take extra steps to understand our business and we get great service from the attorneys there. Jim and his colleagues have a wealth of experience, and they approach every issue with a fresh point of view.”