Gary R. Pannone

Gary R. Pannone


Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC

Recognized since 2007

Johnston, Rhode Island

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Administrative / Regulatory Law
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Gary R. Pannone is the Managing Principal of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara 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 Principal 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 & O'Gara 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. In addition, for over a decade he has been annually selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in his practice areas and named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Rhode Island for multiple years. He has also been recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and Corporate Counsel. In 2020, he was a recipient of an “Excellence in the Law” Hall of Fame award by Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly for his lifetime achievements and outstanding professional accomplishments in the legal community. 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 for the District of Rhode Island.

Location

  • Northwoods Office Park, Suite 215-N
    1301 Atwood Avenue
    Johnston, RI 02919

Education

  • Suffolk University , J.D., graduated 1977
  • University of Notre Dame, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, Rhode Island Bar Association

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
Headquarters: Johnston, Rhode Island

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Administrative / Regulatory Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Providence (2022)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Providence (2020)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Providence (2019)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Providence (2018)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Providence (2017)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Providence (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Health Care Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

Special Focus

  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cyber Law
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Family Businesses
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • General Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnership and Limited Liability
  • Social And Digital Media Law

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA
  • Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyers
  • Excellence In The Law, Hall of Fame, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly

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PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL


PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL

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AVOIDING COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS


AVOIDING COMMON LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

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IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DRAFTING WATERFALL PROVISIONS IN OPERATING AGREEMENTS


IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DRAFTING WATERFALL PROVISIONS IN OPERATING AGREEMENTS

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CONSIDERATIONS IN PURCHASING A UNIONIZED BUSINESS


CONSIDERATIONS IN PURCHASING A UNIONIZED BUSINESS

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THE IMPORTANCE OF COVENANTS IN A BUSINESS TRANSACTION TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS


THE IMPORTANCE OF COVENANTS IN A BUSINESS TRANSACTION TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS

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MANAGING THE DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS FOR INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS


MANAGING THE DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS FOR INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

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THE INTERSECTION OF LEGAL AND BUSINESS ISSUES


THE INTERSECTION OF LEGAL AND BUSINESS ISSUES

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TECHNOLOGY – A KEY FACTOR DRIVING SUCCESS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


TECHNOLOGY – A KEY FACTOR DRIVING SUCCESS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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CHALLENGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY


CHALLENGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Managing Impacts of the Coronavirus in the Construction Industry


Managing Impacts of the Coronavirus in the Construction Industry

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RAISING CAPITAL FOR STARTUPS


RAISING CAPITAL FOR STARTUPS

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10 KEY ELEMENTS OF A FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLAN


10 KEY ELEMENTS OF A FAMILY BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLAN

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KEYS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSION PLAN FOR CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES


KEYS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSION PLAN FOR CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES

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