Patricia A. Harris, Esq., LEED AP
Founder & CEO
Patti spent 13 years as the Managing Partner of a New York City-based construction law firm; in addition to overseeing the business operations of the firm, she advised clients on office and business management issues. Patti is very active in design industry organizations and quite attuned to business issues and challenges faced by design professionals.
LicenseSure is Patti's second start-up business. Through her first business, The Harris Group LLC, Patti provided consulting services in the areas of business start-ups, operations, management and strategic planning. She started her career as a corporate attorney with the New York City law firms of Giancarlo & Gleiberman and Richards & O'Neil.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, 2009
M.B.A., Corporate Finance, with distinction, 1996
B.A., Government, 1984
Board of Directors, 2005 - Present
Member of the Executive Committee, Treasurer (Chair in 2018)
Member of the Company Formation Leadership Committee
The LicenseSure Team
Accounting and Business Compliance Coordinator
Craig graduated Stony Brook University in 2011 with a B.A. in Art History & Criticism, and Hunter College in 2019 with a B.S. in Accounting. After working for several years as a guitar teacher, he joined LicenseSure in 2018, where he coordinates invoicing, analyzes and prepares financial statements, and procures and maintains professional licensing for a wide range of clients in architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture. He enjoys playing music, drawing and watching New York Yankees baseball.
Business Compliance Coordinator
Diane Gordon has a degree in Economics from Binghamton University (2010) and is currently working on her Masters of Science in Data Science. She is an aspiring entrepreneur. She has a passion for traveling and hopes to do more during her lifetime.
Kenyon enjoys chewing on architectural models. She spends most of her workdays in the office kitchen, optimistically waiting and hoping. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time sleeping, going for long walks, and befriending other dogs.
Client Experience Manager
Mariana has been working with law firms and other small businesses since 1998. Over the years, she has worked in many areas of professional service firms, including financial management, office management, records management, HR oversight, firm Excel guru and overall software support.
At LicenseSure, Mariana is working with clients to facilitate their filings, act as a liaison throughout the business formation and qualification process and oversea billing and accounting issues. Mariana lives in Surprise, Arizona, with her husband and near her recent college graduate son; she enjoys serving the elderly and cooking with as little salt as she can get away with.
Business Compliance Coordinator
Sophia recently graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Marketing (2019). She has a passion for working with non-profit organizations that educate and mentor underserved public high school students in New York and she is looking forward to attending law school in the near future.
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Clara Pinchbeck is currently a Digital Art History MA student and the Samuel H. Kress Digital Art History Graduate Fellow at Duke University. She joined LicenseSure from 2018 to 2019 where she enjoyed partaking in creative problem-solving, being the mediator between firms and governments, and fostering relationships with clients. Hailing from Guilford, CT, Clara received her BA in Anthropology and Art History (with Distinction), graduating cum laude from Kenyon College in 2018.
Jerry graduated from Seton Hall University in 2017 with a degree in Marketing and expects his law degree from Pace University in 2021. He has a passion for cars and likes to go surfing in his free time.
Expert in urban transportation, spatial data analytics, and machine learning. As a transportation planner I strive to contribute innovative, equitable solutions to "wicked" problems. I work to move millions and to fight for justice.
Manna graduated from New York University with her undergraduate degree in Economics and she has now returned to NYU to pursue her Master's Degree in Energy.