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September 2017

Attorneys Rebecca M. Murphy and Samantha M. Vasques co-authored a comprehensive article entitled, A New Hope: Tortious Interference with an Expected Inheritance in Rhode Island, which was published in the Roger Williams University Law Review. The article details the genesis and development of tortious or wrongful interference with an expected inheritance and highlights differences in the approach states take regarding torts requirements as well as damages available to victims. It also discusses a RI Superior Court ground breaking decision that recognized for the first time in the state's history the independent tort of tortious interference with an expected inheritance.

September 2017

PLDO principals' recognition as "Lawyer of the Year" in their practice areas for 2018 by Best Lawyers in America® was featured in this month's Rhode Island Small Business Journal. The principals and their practice area are William P. Devereaux, Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Matthew A. Lopes Jr., Government Relations; William E. O'Gara, Employment Law, and Gary R. Pannone, Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

August 2017

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber was interviewed by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly about a major victory for his client that ended over a decade of litigation, Condos denied equitable relief in final chapter of Goat Island saga. Attorney Reeber is a litigator and employment law practitioner.

August 2017

The August 17, 2017 edition of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce e-newsletter featured PLDO’s four principals for their selection as "Lawyer of the Year" in their practice areas in the Metropolitan/Providence area over and above their selection to the list of 2018 Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

July 2017

Partner Brian J. Lamoureux’s podcast interview on "Mulling it Over" addresses the transformative change of e-communications on our society, including the workplace, and social media’s growing impacts on youth and culture.

June 2017

Employment law attorney and litigator, PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber, provided comments and legal insight to RI Lawyers Weekly in an article on the RI Supreme Court's split decision in the case, Beagan v. Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Board of Review, et al. that awarded unemployment benefits to an employee who was fired for posting disparaging comments about his boss on Facebook.

June 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara is featured in a Johnston Sunrise business profile as part of its coverage of a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the firm's Rhode Island headquarters in Johnston. Law firm makes new home in Johnston

February 2017

Trusts & Estates Attorneys Rebecca M. Murphy and Bernard A. Jackvony are interviewed by Providence Business News on the impact of their victory in a landmark decision in Rhode Island that recognized - for the first time - the independent tort of tortious interference with an expected inheritance: "Landmark ruling protects Rhode Island elderly from fraud"

January 2017

Trusts & Estates Attorney Gene M. Carlino is quoted in a RI Lawyers Weekly story, "Estate planners welcome fix to special needs trusts" regarding an amendment to the Special News Trust Fairness Act.

December 2016

Principal William E. O'Gara and Partner Matthew C. Reeber are co-authors of an article, "Elections Have Consequences: Hot-Button Employment Law Issues in 2017," published in Rhode Island Small Business Journal.

Providence Business News Reports on the Appointment of Government Affairs Leader Rick J. Rosati as Government Relations Consultant to PLDO's Government & Legislative Strategies Team

November 2016

Rhode Island Small Business Journal Reports on PLDO's Recognition as a 2016 "Best Law Firm" in America by U.S. News & Best Lawyers

October 2016

Attorney Matthew C. Reeber is interviewed by WPRI-TV about the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rules, New federal overtime regulations to begin December 1

Attorney Bernard A. Jackvony is interviewed by Providence Business News for recently being honored for his volunteer service by the American Cancer Society in Rhode Island: "Jackvony champion of ACS"

September 2016

Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone's article on "Best Practices Checklist for Effective Nonprofit Management" is published in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal.

June 2016

Principal William E. O'Gara's guest column regarding the U.S. Department of Labor's "white collar" overtime exemptions, "White Collar Pay Boost" was published in Providence Business News.

April 2016

Partner Gene M. Carlino is interviewed by Providence Business News on his new position as President of the inaugural Rhode Island chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

March 2016

Managing Partner Gary R. Pannone and Attorney Benjamin L. Rackliffe are co-authors of an article, A Primer on Corporate Governance for Business Ownership, published in Rhode Island Small Business Journal

February 2016

Partner William F. Miller's article, Liquidity Options for Owners of Private Companies, was published in Rhode Island Small Business Journal

January 2016

Partner William F. Miller's article, Equity Financing for Privately Held Companies: Some Do's and Don'ts, was published in Rhode Island Small Business Journal

February 2016

Attorneys Joel K. Goloski and Jillian N. Jagling are co-authors of a guest column, Subsidizing affordable care, that was published in Providence Business News.

January 2016

Attorney David M. DiSegna co-authored a report on the "Legal Framework and Benefits of Public-Private Partnerships" that was published in the January/February edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal.

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