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Attorney Paige E. Macnie Joins PLDO as an Associate

Rhode Island – December 17, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced that Paige E. Macnie has joined the firm as an Associate.  Attorney Macnie focuses her practice on providing legal support across the firm’s practice areas, including as a member of the Litigation Team, assisting in client representation in all stages of litigation from pre-trial investigation and discovery, to motions and pleadings preparation through trial, settlement and the appeal process. Attorney Macnie is an experienced legal researcher and writer, honing her skills as a Law Clerk at PLDO prior to her appointment as an Associate. Previous experience also includes working as an intern at the Worcester Trial Court Service Center. In addition...

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PLDO Expands Corporate and Commercial Real Estate Development Team Serving the South Florida Market

Boca Raton, FL – December 14, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC (PLDO) is pleased to announce the addition of PLDO Partner John “Jay” R. Gowell and Associate Josh J. Butera to its commercial real estate development and business team in its Boca Raton office. With the addition of attorneys Gowell and Butera, PLDO adds experience and depth to its business and commercial and residential real estate advising and legal services for developers, commercial property owners, lenders and investors, public and private corporations, and municipalities. Other members of the team are PLDO Partner Drew B. Sherman, Senior Counsel Leah A. Foertsch, and Associate Jason P. Jones. “The strength and talent of our Florida real estate and business...

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PLDO Estate Attorneys to be Featured Panelists at NBI’s “Florida Probate & Trust” Virtual Seminar

Boca Raton, Florida – December 7, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Of Counsel Bernard A. Jackvony and Senior Counsel Leah A. Foertsch will be featured panelists on “Real-World Insights for Both Estate Litigators and Planners,” Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI). The virtual event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PLDO attorneys will cover the topics, “Settlement Tips,” at 1:00 p.m., followed by “Navigating Court Rules, Processes, and Procedures” at 2 p.m.  For details about each seminar and to register, please visit https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Florida-Probate-and-Trust-Litigation/Online-Seminar/91010ER_3503377?pt=1. Attorney Jackvony is a nationally-recognized...

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PLDO Honored with a 2021 PBN Diversity & Inclusion Award

Rhode Island – December 3, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) was honored with a Providence Business News (PBN) 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Award at the newspaper’s 4th annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program held December 2, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. The award recognized PLDO for its “exceptional efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion within their organization and in the community” in the legal category. “Diversity and inclusion are philosophically fundamental to our organization, and we are stronger due to this core belief,” said Gary R. Pannone, Managing Principal. “Without both, we would all live a very shallow life, personally and professionally. PLDO is delighted to be...

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PLDO Partner Gene M. Carlino is a Featured Panelist at a Wealth Management Roundtable on “Options and Opportunities in a Changing Tax Environment”

Rhode Island – November 18, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Gene M. Carlino, a prominent estate, trust and tax attorney, is a featured panelist at a Wealth Management Roundtable on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., hosted by Rhode Island Foundation and Washington Trust Wealth Management. Attorney Carlino will be joined by Laura H. Yalanis, Partner, Director of Tax Services at KLR, LLC for a discussion on “Options and Opportunities in a Changing Tax Environment.” The discussion is designed especially for professional advisors and will cover topics such as changes to estate and gift tax exemptions, restrictions on the use of Roth and traditional IRAs, and an increase in tax brackets and...

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Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as a 2022 “Best Law Firm”

Rhode Island – November 4, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) announced today that it has been named to the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 16 practice areas in Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. This marks the 12th consecutive year PLDO has received the designation in Rhode Island for its professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The practice areas cited for legal excellence in Metropolitan Tier 1/Rhode Island include Employment Law – Management; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Government Relations Practice; Labor Law – Management; Nonprofit/Charities Law, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Securities/Capital Markets Law. Practice areas...

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PLDO Attorney Leah A. Foertsch to be a Featured Panelist on “Florida Trust Administration & Mechanics” at an NBI Virtual Seminar

Boca Raton, Florida – October 21, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Senior Counsel Leah A. Foertsch will be a featured panelist for a series of online seminars on the fundamentals of Florida trust administration and mechanics on Thursday, November 4, 2021, hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI). The seminars will be held consecutively from 9:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m., beginning with “Laws Governing the Administration of Trusts,” followed by “Trust Asset Management, Creditors, Fees, and Expenses,” and ending with “Accounting/Distributions in Trust Administration.” For details about each seminar and to register, please visit...

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PLDO Partner Matthew C. Reeber is a Featured Panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Virtual Summit, Oct. 20

Rhode Island – October 14, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Matthew C. Reeber, a prominent employment lawyer and litigator, will be a featured panelist at the PBN Fall Health Care Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attorney Reeber will join a distinguished group of industry and business experts to discuss the most pressing health care issues including the fallout from vaccine mandates for health care workers and others in the state, improving health insurance and affordability and access for patients, primary care strategies and addressing mental health issue, particularly among health care workers. To learn more about the virtual Summit’s speakers and program, and to register...

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PLDO Partner Allan W. Fung to be a Featured Speaker on “Maximizing Use of American Rescue Plan Recovery Funds” at the RI Accountants & Auditors Conference

Rhode Island – September 29, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Allan W. Fung, a leading public policy and fiscal management attorney and former Mayor of the City of Cranston, will be a featured speaker on maximizing use of American Rescue Plan Recovery (ARPA) funds in local communities at the 23rd Annual Rhode Island Accountants & Auditors Conference on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. The virtual event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and is hosted by the University of Rhode Island Office of Strategic Initiatives. For more information about the event speakers, continuing education credits, and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3zJWu1K. Attorney Fung will be joined by Jeff Stevens, CEM, MEP, VP of Emergency...

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PLDO Partner Brian J. Lamoureux to be a Featured Speaker on “Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions” at a USI Insurance Services Webcast

Rhode Island – September 28, 2021 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a prominent business and employment lawyer and litigator, will be a featured speaker at a webcast on “Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions” on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The virtual seminar is hosted by USI Insurance Services (USI). Attorney Lamoureux will be joined by USI’s Doug Person, SVP of Risk Control, Safety and Health in the company’s New England’s Technical Service Group of Claims, Analytics and Risk Control professionals. To learn more and to register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/3m05CtY. Attorney Lamoureux and Mr. Person will provide insight on employer concerns...

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