Stacey P. Nakasian - Duffy & Sweeney, LTD

Stacey P. Nakasian

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 401-455-0700

Stacey Nakasian has over twenty-five years’ experience litigating complex commercial issues. She is known for her proactive and tenacious approach that achieves results and advances her clients’ needs and goals. She crafts litigation strategies tailored to her clients’ business objectives. She has prevailed in a wide range of cases including director and officer liability claims and shareholder disputes, fiduciary liability cases, intellectual property lawsuits and non-compete claims,  and insurance coverage disputes.

Stacey prosecutes and defends cases before Federal and State courts across the country, as well as in private arbitration settings. She has tried numerous cases to a jury, regularly appears in court to present or defend issues before judges, and has argued many appeals.

  • Stacey  succeeded in securing a $268,000 award for her client in an action against his investment advisor, the advisor’s supervisor and the investment firm. In a six-day arbitration, she built the case that the brokers and their firm had violated various securities regulations and common law duties by recommending and purchasing unsuitable investments in the client’s accounts. She successfully overcame defenses that her client was a sophisticated investor who understood and approved the high-risk trading undertaken in his accounts.
  • Stacey won a $438,000 award, including punitive damages, in an arbitration against brokers and brokerage firms on claims for churning and failure to supervise.
  • Stacey secured a $1.2 million judgment, including attorneys fees and punitive damages, in a trade secrets case tried to a jury on behalf of a manufacturer against its former employee and a competitor.
  • On behalf of beneficiaries of $500 million trust, Stacey led the briefing and argument that resulted in new law in Rhode Island regarding the circumstances under which a Court can deviate from the terms of a trust at the request of the trust’s beneficiaries.
  • Stacey represented the Small Business Association in a substantial and complex federal receivership case. Through discovery and after depositions, she succeeded in getting a substantial claim against the estate withdrawn, preserving the estate’s assets for other creditors.
  • In a trade secret and unfair competition case in California Superior Court against one of the nation’s largest video publishing companies and its subsidiary, Stacey obtained an injunction requiring the subsidiary to turn over work-product that her client needed to launch a new game. The injunction was affirmed on appeal.

Client Comments

"For the past three years I have worked very closely with Stacey Nakasian on a litigation matter regarding a former employee who did not honor his non-compete agreement that he signed with our company. I have to say that Stacey's performance was truly outstanding in researching and preparing the case, as well as in litigating the case before a jury in Federal Court. We were awarded a very favorable decision in Federal Court but the case was appealed and Stacey performed equally well with the result that the lower court decision was upheld."

-Everett Pizzuti
President and COO

"We have utilized the services of Stacey Nakasian for litigating an employee non-compete agreement for us. Her performance before, during, and after trial was outstanding resulting in a victory for our company in federal court and later success again in convincing the appelate court to uphold the decision."

-Everett Pizzuti
President and COO

"Stacey Nakasian is a strong litigator and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her."

-Paul Whyte
Manasett Corporation

Office Location

1800 Financial Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Trusts and Estates of the Providence Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Providence Metro Area
Stacey P. Nakasian has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Stacey P. Nakasian has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Other Information

Gender: Female