Rhode Island Business Lawyers
South Kingstown, RI Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
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Jamestown, RI 02835
Roger Williams University School of Law
A small sample of his experience includes work on behalf of individuals in estate planning, probate and administration, will contests, contractor disputes, insurance claim disputes, real estate transactions and litigation (adverse possession).
Andrew's representation also includes small & large businesses, real estate developers, contractors, national banks, creditors, insurance companies, representing them in transactions, foreclosures, litigation, collection actions, bankruptcies, and receiverships. Andrew is also a Rhode Island Court appointed Receiver and a Certified Mediator.
I am licensed to practice law before all Rhode Island courts - state and federal - as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. I provide referral and consulting services to attorneys for significant personal injury and business litigation cases. I frequently serve as an arbitrator and mediator at the request of other attorneys.
I am a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association,...
Ryanna’s primary focus is in the areas of:
Real estate litigation
Ryanna’s primary concentration is in representing secured and unsecured creditors in secured transactions, foreclosures, workouts, bankruptcy, and other transactional and litigation matters. Additionally, a substantial part of Ryanna’s practice involves counseling clients throughout all stages of the divorce and separation process, including custody, placement, relocation, child support, alimony, and equitable...
Rhode Island Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Rhode Island Bar Association
Need legal help with a business law matter?
Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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