An Interdisciplinary Approach to Corporate Law
By their nature, business law issues have consequences that extend far beyond the scope of the immediate matter at hand. Governance issues, compliance with regulations, employment policies and taxation all affect the long-term profitability and viability of an enterprise.
The firm of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, helps corporate and nonprofit clients deal effectively with the many complex issues they face. Our clients include family-owned businesses, medium-sized corporations, health care organizations and non-profits.
We advise clients and provide services in matters involving:
Facilitating Growth and Profitability
PLDW lawyers assist clients in structuring new ventures, acquiring existing businesses, raising equity through IPOs and private placements, and debt financing. In many ways, our firm becomes a valuable long-term partner for our clients. We advise them in matters involving governance and compliance matters, assess risks and recommend policies that can guide the enterprise as it grows.
Regulation, Compliance and Ethical Issues
In today's corporate environment, it is increasingly difficult to operate without effective compliance and ethics programs. PLDW has considerable experience in the auditing of existing programs and developing new programs that are cost-effective. As with other risk management initiatives, these programs can provide many financial and operational benefits to a growing company.
Cost-Effective Services and Strategies
Our attorneys use a practical and entrepreneurial approach to resolving complex legal and business problems. By combining a sophisticated understanding of corporate law issues, common sense and technology, PLDW can provide cost-effective services to companies of all sizes. Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, wants to help your company achieve its full potential.
For more information about our business law practice, contact our firm or click here to access our "Powered for Business Success" information series. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, our firm advises and represents clients across the nation.
Advisory: Shareholder Demands for Confidential Company Information
Advisory: Prioritizing Cybersecurity
Advisory: The Pros & Cons of Dual Class Stock Structures
Advisory: New Massachusetts Law Mandates Equal Pay For Comparable Work
Advisory: Death, Disability and the Closely-Held Business
Advisory: Planning for the Next Step in the Family Business
Advisory: Common Mistakes by Private Companies
Advisory: The Pitfalls of "Rollovers as Business Startups" Transactions
Advisory: Mergers and Acquisitions Integration - The Often Overlooked Key to Success
Advisory: Delaware Franchise Taxes — Two Methods of Calculation With Very Different Results
Advisory: Modifications Enacted in Delaware General Corporation Law
Advisory: Liquidity Options for Owners of Private Companies
PLDW Partner Kas R. DeCarvalho: RISBJ publishes The Best Insurance Policy in Business is a No Risk Culture
Advisory: SEC's Final "Regulation A+" Application for Raising Money Online
Client Advisory: A Primer On Crowdfunding
Advisory: A Primer on Corporate Governance for Business Ownership
Advisory: Massachusetts Adopts Limited Crowdfunding Exemption
Advisory: Recommended Changes to Accredited Investor Qualifications Could Complicate Raising Capital from Outside Investors
Advisory:" Massachusetts Voters Approve New Sick Leave Law: What It Means To Your Business"
Advisory: Equity Financing for Privately Held Companies - Some Do's and Don'ts
As the Pendulum Swings: Bribery Backlash to Honest Services Doctrine
PLDW Bill Devereaux: RI Lawyers Weekly Interview: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Case
Advisory: The Low-Profit Limited Liability Company:New Frontier For Nonprofit Organizations
Advisory: Is a Not For Profit Organization Permitted To Engage In Lobbying Activities?
Advisory: Keeping Your Options Open: Suggestions for Successful Companies in the Current Economy
PLDW Partner Bill Miller: RI Lawyers Weekly publishes "Ruling to create major concerns for some commercial lenders"
Advisory: RI Supreme Court Decision will Create Major Concerns for Some Commercial Lenders
Advisory: First Impressions Count--How to Prepare a Company for Financing or Sale
Advisory: Suggestions for Distressed Companies in the Current Down Economy
Advisory: Considerations for raising money from outside investors
PLDW Partner Kas DeCarvalho: RISBJ publishes "Sustainability Assessments and Action Planning Gains Traction as a Business Value-Driver"
PLDW Partner Kas DeCarvalho comments in RI Lawyers Weekly's article, "Home-birth blogging battle leads to copyright suit"
Attorney Jim Ryan Explains Why to File an Annual Account to Keep Legal Options Open
Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs
Business Structures White Paper
Best Practice Series - Document Retention
Hospital Legislation and Board Governance
Electronic Documents and Discovery
Changes Under the Revised Business Corporations Act
PLDW Attorney Sally McDonald: RISBJ publishes " Female Entrepreneurship: A Choice for Some, A Retreat for Others"
Advisory: Sweeping Changes to Rhode Island’s Corporate Income Tax Regime: Is Your Organization Prepared?