Patterson Hopkins is a boutique legal firm. Bill Patterson is a principal partner. He practices in the areas of property, trust and commercial law. He has a wealth of expertise in estate matters, wills, trusts, including offshore trusts and administration, family protection and other family property arrangements. He was in September 2010 made a distinguished member of the Auckland District Law Society for his work in these fields. His book, Law of Family Protection and Testamentary Promises in New Zealand is in its third edition.