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Overcoming Obstacles to Success

Overcoming Obstacles to Success

If you are like me, you are always seeking tips on how to overcome challenges. When accelerating progress in your business and professional life, though, you want to avoid reinventing the wheel. We all know that entrepreneurs have vision; however, what sets them apart...

Insuring Accounts Receivable: A Quick Primer

Insuring Accounts Receivable: A Quick Primer

What do you do when your largest customer goes bankrupt? Panic? Probably. But, once the immediate panic subsides, some smart business owners call their insurance company and put in a claim under their "accounts receivable insurance" policy. Accounts receivable and...

Weddings are (Still) not an “Agricultural Operation”

Weddings are (Still) not an “Agricultural Operation”

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently had the opportunity to review a 2014 amendment to the Right to Farm Act (the "RFA") in The Gerald P. Zarrella Trust et al. v. Town of Exeter et al., SU #2016-301-A. In that matter, the plaintiff sought a declaration that RFA, as...

Rhode Island Supreme Court Dismisses Tenant Appeal

In a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision, the Court summarily dismissed a residential tenant’s appeal due to the tenant’s failure to continue to pay rent during the pendency of the appeal. This requirement, which is set forth in section 34-18-52 of the Rhode...