Gary R. Pannone - Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC

Gary R. Pannone

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 401-824-5115

Gary R. Pannone is a Principal and 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, and 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 co-founding 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 Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel. 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.

University of Notre DameBBA 1974Suffolk UniversityJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Gary is an extremely talented, experienced, and conscientious business lawyer. His vast experience in all aspects of business law has made him a vital part of all my major day-to-day decisions. His ability to present well thought out advice and clarity to any matter makes him extremely valuable to any company's senior management team. He is a true asset. This recognition for Gary comes as no surprise to me. It is well deserved."

-Jeffrey Massotti
President & CEO
Speidel, Inc.

Office Location

317 Iron Horse Way, Suite 301
Providence, RI 02908
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Governance Law of the Providence Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Providence Metro Area
Gary R. Pannone has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Gary R. Pannone has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership and Limited Liability)
Health Care Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law