Commercial Litigation

In our increasingly complex and competitive society, some disputes cannot be resolved without resorting to formal legal proceedings. The firm offers experience in all types of civil litigation. We are prepared to effectively represent our clients' interests in disputes of any size or degree of complexity.


Further, the diverse experience of our litigation staff and our organizational flexibility enables us to represent effectively major institutions, small businesses, and individuals in civil, commercial, and probate litigation. Our practice covers all levels and jurisdictions: trial and appellate courts throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts; federal courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy, and District Courts. We represent clients in all types of dispute resolution, including: AAA, and court-supervised arbitration and mediation, contested cases before administrative and municipal agencies, civil hearings, trials, and appeals.


A lawsuit can be a time-consuming, expensive, and a challenging experience for parties involved. Knowing this, many people are tempted to ignore a problem, hoping the issue will go away. By contacting our firm at the first sign of a potential lawsuit, you greatly increase your chances of negotiating an amicable and acceptable compromise. If settlement is not possible, our attorneys can make sure you understand your options and help you prepare your case or defense well in advance, thus putting you in the strongest possible position when the suit is filed.


Real Estate Title Resolution

Our attorneys and staff can address any title resolution issue concerning title to our client’s real property interest.  Whether by processing a claim under a title insurance policy, obtaining curative real estate documents or agreements, or obtaining an order via a quiet title court action, we will resolve title issues promptly, with accuracy, and without unnecessary cost.


We will regularly and effectively resolve such title issues as:

  • Unrecorded interests
  • Improperly executed or erroneously released instruments
  • Senior interests
  • Legal description errors
  • Legal actions challenging the validity or priority of our client’s real property interest


The firm’s well-established rapport with title insurance companies and agencies, real estate legal professionals, and financial institutions, ensures the proper and timely handling of each matter at competitive rates.  We have the resources and expertise to address each client’s title issue in the manner which best suits the client’s particular needs and/or intended subsequent course of action.


Insolvency/Creditor Rights

Our attorneys represent creditors in debtor-creditor disputes, recovering funds and assets through litigation and judgment enforcements. The firm also represents banks and other financial institutions in bankruptcy and creditors' rights issues. Our creditors' rights attorneys will provide experienced counseling and representation for business clients with complex financial issues.



We assist both commercial and residential clients resolve difficult landlord tenant disputes.  We represent both landlords and tenants and will ensure that our client receives all the benefits to which they are entitled under the law.



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