Press Releases

PLDO Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Rhode Island

October 18, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) announced today that several attorneys have been named to the 2017 Rhode Island Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux is a Featured Panelist on "Your Voice, Your Future Town Hall - Social Safety" on WJAR NBC 10

October 3, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a national authority on social and digital media law and frequent guest speaker and broadcast commentator on the subject, will participate as a featured panelist on "Your Voice, Your Future Town Hall - Social Safety," a special public service program on WJAR NBC 10... READ MORE

PLDO Attorneys Rebecca M. Murphy and Samantha M. Vasques Publish a Comprehensive Report on "Tortious Interference with an Expected Inheritance" in the U.S.

September 12, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) attorneys Rebecca M. Murphy and Samantha M. (Clarke) Vasques recently co-authored a comprehensive treatise entitled, A New Hope: Tortious Interference with an Expected Inheritance in Rhode Island, which was published in the summer edition of the Roger Williams University Law Review... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Attorney Bruce H. Tobey to Present National Webcast on "P3 Opportunities for Water Utility Energy Projects"

September 12, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Of Counsel Bruce H. Tobey, a leading water law authority and principal investigator of a national study entitled "Public-Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Water Resource Recovery Utility Energy Projects," will address the report's findings during a webcast on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to Address the RI Judiciary on the "Internet of Things" at the 2017 Fall Judicial Conference

September 5, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business litigator and employment attorney who is a national authority on social and digital media law, has been invited to address members of the Rhode Island Judiciary on the "Internet of Things" at the 2017 Fall Judicial Conference... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Named Corporation of the Year by the Rhode Island Black Business Association - Awards Gala is Oct. 6

August 29, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) is honored to announce its selection to receive the Rhode Island Black Business Association's (RIBBA) Corporation of the Year award at the organization's 6th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux and O’Gara Principals are Named 2018 "Lawyer Of The Year" in Metropolitan/Providence by Best Lawyers in America ®

August 15, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) principals were recently recognized by their peers as "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practice areas for Metropolitan/Providence 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... READ MORE

Attorney Benjamin L. Rackliffe Named Partner at PLDO

August 14, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone today announced that Benjamin L. Rackliffe has been elevated to Partner. READ MORE

PLDO Attorneys Win First Circuit Court Appeal in Bankruptcy Case

June 28, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit denied the request for an en banc rehearing in Goat Island South Condominium Ass'n v. IDC Clambakes, Inc. on April 25, 2017, leaving in place a major victory for Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) attorneys and their client, IDC Clambakes ("Clambakes" or "Client") in an appeal, which affirmed a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling denying creditor claims in a Chapter 11 proceeding and results in millions of dollars being returned to their client... READ MORE

PLDO Attorneys Samantha Clarke and Patrick J. McBurney to Present at the2017 RI Bar Association Annual Meeting

June 7, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Associates Samantha Clarke and Patrick J. McBurney will participate in a seminar entitled "Court-Annexed Arbitration: Everything You Need to Know" at the Rhode Island Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting, held June 15 and 16 at the Rhode Island Convention Center... READ MORE

PLDO Attorney Joel K. Goloskie Creates Rhode Island's First Medical Franchising Business Model - Structure Has National Application

April 18, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) business and health care attorney Joel K. Goloskie has paved the way for medical franchising in Rhode Island by developing and securing regulatory approval for the state's first medical franchise business model. This model was designed to maximize compliance with other states' laws and will have national implications... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Partner William E. O'Gara to Address "Current and Emerging Legal Challenges in Tolling" at IBTTA Conference

March 3, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner William E. O'Gara, who leads the firm's employment law and litigation teams, will speak at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's (IBTTA) Communications & Administration Workshop, "Strategies for Success," scheduled from March 12-14, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, FL... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Attorney Joel K. Goloskie Publishes an Advisory on the Emergence of Medical Franchising Models in Health Care

March 3, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) business and health care attorney, Joel K. Goloskie, released an advisory on the re-engineering of traditional physician business models to medical franchising structures... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Launches New Brand Identity and Completes Relocation to Northwoods Office Park in Johnston

February 21, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) today unveiled its new brand identity as part of its marketing and communication strategy that showcases the firm's recent name change that is representative of the firm's four original co-founders: Gary R. Pannone, Matthew A. Lopes Jr., William P. Devereaux and William E. O'Gara... READ MORE

PLDO Announces Name Change and Planned Relocation

February 15, 2017

Gary R. Pannone, Managing Partner of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara, today announced that, effective February 21, 2017, the firm will change its name to Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC, "PLDO" and unveil its new branding and website. In addition, its planned relocation to the recently renovated Northwoods Office Park at 1301 Atwood Avenue, Suite 215 N, in Johnston will be completed on that date. READ MORE

PLDO Trust and Estate Attorneys' Major Victory for its Client, Americans United For Life, Establishes Ground Breaking Precedent in Rhode Island

January 11, 2017

Rhode Island Superior Court's Associate Justice Michael A. Silverstein on January 4, 2017, ruled in favor of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Attorneys Bernard A. Jackvony and Rebecca M. Murphy, and their client, Americans United for Life (AUL), in his ground breaking decision that recognized - for the first time in Rhode Island's history - the independent tort of "tortious interference with an expected inheritance."... READ MORE

PLDO Attorneys William E. O'Gara and Matthew C. Reeber Co-Author Report on "Hot-Button Employment Law Issues for 2017" in a Post-Election Environment

January 4, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) veteran employment lawyers and litigators, William E. O'Gara and Matthew C. Reeber, address post-presidential election employment law issues that are expected to affect employers in 2017 and beyond in an article published in the December edition of the Rhode Island Small Business Journal entitled, Elections Have Consequences: Hot-Button Employment Law Issues for 2017.... READ MORE