Corporate & Business Lawyers

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.

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PDF Icon Advisory:" Massachusetts Voters Approve New Sick Leave Law: What It Means To Your Business"

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PDF Icon Advisory: Is a Not For Profit Organization Permitted To Engage In Lobbying Activities?

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PDF Icon Advisory: RI Supreme Court Decision will Create Major Concerns for Some Commercial Lenders

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PDF Icon Advisory: Suggestions for Distressed Companies in the Current Down Economy

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PDF Icon Best Practice Series - Document Retention

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PDF Icon Changes Under the Revised Business Corporations Act

PLDW Attorney Sally McDonald: RISBJ publishes " Female Entrepreneurship: A Choice for Some, A Retreat for Others"

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