Gary R. Pannone

Gary R. Pannone

Managing Partner
Providence, Rhode Island
866-353-3310 (Toll Free)

Gary R. Pannone is the Managing Partner of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and has been representing closely held business owners for thirty years. He is an experienced business lawyer specializing in the areas of business formations, corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and corporate compliance. His practice includes the representation of nonprofit organizations with respect to consolidations, mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his role as Managing Partner of the firm, Attorney Pannone serves as the team leader for the Health Care Law, Corporate & Business Law and Nonprofit Organizations teams.

Attorney Pannone serves on several boards and governance committees of nonprofit organizations. He is a former Town Solicitor and has served as special counsel to several municipalities. He is also a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of health care law, corporate compliance, board governance and best practices.

Prior to the founding of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, Attorney Pannone served as the managing partner of the Providence office of Holland & Knight LLP. He is a prominent member of the legal community, and was honored by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics. He has also been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in the areas of business law and corporate compliance by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel. In 2014, Attorney Pannone was named Rhode Island's Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in his practice areas. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the nation's leading research institute for the study of law. 

Attorney Pannone received his J.D. from Suffolk Law School after earning his undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting from the University Of Notre Dame. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and the U.S. District Court, First Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.B.A. - 1974

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA
  • Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Health Law and Law Practice Management
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Counsel, Department of Employment Security
  • Town Solicitor, North Kingstown
  • Town Solicitor, East Greenwich

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
  • East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern RI Chamber of Commerce


  • Phi Delta Phi