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PLDO Prominent Estate & Trust Attorneys Gene M. Carlino and Bernard A. Jackvony To Be Featured Speakers at NBI’s "Top Challenges in Estate Administration" Seminar

June 13, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Gene M. Carlino and Bernard A. Jackvony, Of Counsel, both prominent estate and trust attorneys, will be featured speakers at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on "Top Challenges in Estate Administration" on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 26 and 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber is a Featured Speaker at the RI Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s 2018 Summer Breakfast Meeting

June 12, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment law attorney and litigator, will be a featured speaker at The Greater RI Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s 2018 Summer Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road in Warwick. Attorney Reeber will address the dynamics and significance of a "gig economy" and how temporary and project-base work is changing labor and employment law standards... READ MORE

Attorney Angelyne E. Cooper Joins Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara’s ADR and Special Masterships Team as Senior Counsel

May 18, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone announced today that Angelyne E. Cooper has joined the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Special Masterships Teams as Senior Counsel. Attorney Cooper is a Commissioner for the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights and former Legal Counsel and State Level Equal Opportunity Officer for the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux will be a Panelist at the RI League of Cities and Towns Workshop on Digital and Social Media Law for Municipalities

May 7, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business litigator and employment attorney who is a national voice on social and digital media law, will serve as a panelist at the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns "Social Media Training Session" on Wednesday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust, 501 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence... READ MORE

PLDO Employment Law Attorneys William E. O’Gara and Matthew C. Reeber are Featured Speakers at the RIALA Conference & EXPO

May 1, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) employment law attorneys and litigators, William E. O’Gara and Matthew C. Reeber, will be featured speakers at the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association (RIALA) Conference & EXPO on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick. Attorneys O’Gara and Reeber will lead a workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. on Rhode Island’s new mandatory Paid Time Off (PTO) law that becomes effective on July 1, 2018... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Benjamin L. Rackliffe to Lead Workshops on "Marijuana Business Law in Rhode Island"

April 27, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Benjamin L. Rackliffe, a prominent business and corporate attorney, will be a featured speaker for two workshops during a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on "Marijuana Law in Rhode Island" on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber is a Featured Panelist at the 31St Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference at URI

April 20, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment law attorney and litigator, will be a featured panelist at the 31st Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich. The conference is sponsored by the university’s Charles T. Schmidt, Jr. Labor Research Center... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara and Starkweather & Shepley Team Up to Help Organizations Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

April 9, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) and Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S) are teaming up to help organizations better address, prevent and manage workplace sexual harassment. In collaboration, PLDO’s Employment Law Team and S&S, have scheduled a free seminar, entitled "Sexual Harassment: Learn What You Should Know for Your Business in the #MeToo Era," for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom in Warwick, RI... READ MORE

PLDO Announces the Promotion of Rebecca M. Murphy to Senior Associate Attorney in the Estate & Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team

March 30, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone announced today that Rebecca M. Murphy has been promoted to Senior Associate. Attorney Murphy is a member of the firm’s Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team. Her practice includes advising and representing fiduciaries, as well as trust and estate beneficiaries... READ MORE

Attorney LaTri-c-ea McClendon-Hunt Joins Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara’s ADR and Special Masterships Team as Associate

March 23, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone announced today that LaTri-c-ea McClendon-Hunt has joined the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution and Special Masterships teams as Associate. Attorney McClendon-Hunt is a former attorney with Rhode Island Legal Services where she represented hundreds of victims of domestic violence and provided counsel and guidance to indigent populations in a wide range of areas... READ MORE

PLDO Prominent Estate & Trust Attorneys Gene M. Carlino and Bernard A. Jackvony are Featured Speakers at NBI "Estate Planning from A to Z" Seminar

March 14, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Gene M. Carlino and Bernard A. Jackvony, Of Counsel, who are both prominent estate and trust attorneys, will be featured speakers at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on "Estate Planning from A to Z" on Monday, and Tuesday, March 19 and 20, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn Providence Airport/Warwick, 1 Thurber Street in Warwick... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to Address Warwick Elementary School PTO on "Cyberbullying and Online Safety"

March 1, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business litigator and employment attorney who is a national voice on social and digital media law, will lead a discussion with parents and teachers at a Warwick elementary school to help raise awareness of the harmful consequences of cyberbullying and social media use by children without vigilant oversight by adults... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber to Address "Preventing & Responding to Sexual Harassment" at RIALA Education Program

February 21, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment law attorney and litigator, will be a featured speaker at a Rhode Island Assisted Living Association (RIALA) training workshop on "Preventing & Responding to Sexual Harassment" on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sargent Rehabilitation Center, 800 Quaker Lane in East Greenwich... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber is a Featured Speaker at Providence Business News "Workforce Development Summit"

February 13, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment law attorney and litigator, will be a featured speaker at the Providence Business News "2018 Workforce Development Summit" on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Attorney Reeber will provide insight into evolving employment laws under the new Trump administration... READ MORE

PLDO Attorney Bruce H. Tobey To Be a Featured Speaker at the National Association of Clean Water Agencies 2018 Winter Conference

January 17, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Of Counsel Bruce H. Tobey, a leading water law authority and nationally recognized as a legal advisor on alternative project delivery models, will be a featured speaker at the 2018 Winter Conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), "Exploring Net Environmental Benefit: Balancing Science & Cost," from February 6-9, 2018 at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel in Napa, CA... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to be a Featured Panelist on "Social Media Use by Municipalities: Developing and Enforcing Policies for Public Employees and Officials"

January 16, 2018

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, will participate in a live webinar on "Social Media Use by Municipalities: Developing and Enforcing Policies for Public Employees and Officials" on Wednesday, February 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. The webcast is hosted by Strafford Publications and will address a wide range of legal issues that arise for municipal governments, officials and employees using social media... READ MORE

PLDO Principal and Employment Attorney William E. O'Gara to Lead Seminar on "Harassment in the Workplace" at RI Interlocal Risk Management Trust Annual Meeting

January 15, 2018

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Principal William E. O'Gara, a prominent employment law attorney, litigator and mediator, will be a featured speaker at the 31st Annual Dinner Meeting of the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust (RIIRMT) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Attorney O'Gara will lead a seminar on "Harassment in the Workplace" at 4:30 p.m., which will be followed by a reception and dinner meeting... READ MORE

PLDO Tax and Estate Lawyer Gene M. Carlino Releases "Top 10" Significant Changes to the IRS Tax Code with the Historic Tax Reform Bill

December 22, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Gene M. Carlino, a prominent tax and estate attorney, has released a comprehensive "Top 10" list of the most significant changes to the IRS Tax Code for consumers to be aware of under the landmark "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."... READ MORE

PLDO Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone to Present "M&A Due Diligence: Key Components and Considerations" During Live Webcast

December 15, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone will be a featured panelist on a live webcast entitled, "M&A Due Diligence: Key Components and Considerations," hosted by the The Knowledge Group on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). Attorney Pannone's remarks will cover the fundamentals of mergers and acquisitions, legal matters and considerations, financial options in the due diligence process, and other important topics... READ MORE

PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber to Lead Workshops on "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know"

November 27, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment law attorney and litigator, has been invited to present at the National Business Institute's (NBI) "Advanced Employment Law: What You Need to Know" seminar series on December 5 and 6, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1 Thurber Street in Warwick, RI... READ MORE

Attorney Christopher F. Homsy Joins Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara's Corporate & Business Law Team as Associate

November 20, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone announced today that Christopher F. Homsy has joined the firm's Corporate & Business Law Team as Associate. He will also support the Estate and Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Named a 2018 "Best Law Firm" in Rhode Island by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

November 1, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that it has been named to the 2018 "Best Law Firms" in America list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in Rhode Island in 15 practice areas. Firms named to the "Best Law Firm" rankings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers... READ MORE

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara and Reardon Law Office Form Strategic Alliance for Firms' Expanding Health Law Practices in New England

October 30, 2017

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone announced today that prominent Massachusetts health care lawyer and litigator, Frank E. Reardon, has joined the firm as Of Counsel and that PLDO and Reardon Law Office, LCC have formed a strategic alliance to better serve both organization's expanding base of clients in the New England market... READ MORE

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