Douglas serves as the Co-Chair of the Firm's Corporate Counseling and Business Transaction Group. Douglas brings to his clients a broad range of experience in the practice of corporate law, concentrating in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, strategic alliances, and commercial ventures. In addition, he enjoys an active collaborations practice, centered on negotiating licensing, joint venture and development agreements relating to intellectual property rights.
Douglas' work in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other transactions involves representation of individual investors, management teams, corporate buyers and sellers, and private equity firms. This varied representation provides him with a unique understanding of the likely concerns of each party in a sophisticated transaction so that he is well-suited to assist clients in planning and implementing their strategies as well as crafting creative, but cost-effective, solutions to their concerns.
Douglas is listed as one of the few lawyers in the Corporate/Commercial practice in the Rhode Island Section of Chambers USA : America's Leading Lawyers for Business and has been from 2007 through 2013, he was named a Super Lawyer in 2011 and has been listed in the Corporate Law section of The Best Lawyers in America for 2009 through 2013. Douglas was also the Pro Bono Partner for 2013 for the Providence office.
• Douglas has acted as general outside counsel to a number of businesses ranging in size from a NYSE manufacturer to privately held companies, in matters varying from acquisitions and dispositions to joint ventures and collaborations.
•Douglas assisted a publicly-traded client by negotiating and drafting a complex strategic alliance with another publicly-traded company to jointly produce products by using each company's underutilized assets.
•Douglas works closely with management on general corporate matters, including issues related to contracting, licensing, corporate governance and risk management.
•Douglas has helped management teams and boards of directors with strategic planning, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and litigation management.
Before Edwards Wildman
Douglas attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and worked for a trade finance bank in Istanbul, Turkey following graduation from Yale. Douglas was also Executive Articles Editor for the Journal of Legislation at the University of Notre Dame School of Law.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Douglas is involved with a number of nonprofit and charitable organizations, including:
The Haitian Project, Director 1995-2010, Trustee 2010-Present
The Fund for UCAP, Director 2007-Present, 2012 Partner in Philanthropy
Urban Collaborative, Board of Advisors, 2001-Present
Blithewold, Inc., Director 2009-2013
Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island East Bay, Inc., Founder and Director 1996-2002
newport FILM, Director 2010-Present
He also enjoys spending time with his wife Wendy, and their two children Eliza and Liam.
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October 26, 2010 event
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Recognizes Edwards Wildman Attorneys for Excellence
August 18, 2014
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes 35 Edwards Wildman Lawyers for Excellence
June 4, 2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 54 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
October 16, 2013
Chambers USA 2013 Ranks 36 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
May 28, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012
Chambers USA 2012 Ranks 33 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
June 7, 2012
Firm Recognized by Chambers USA in 17 Categories
June 21, 2011
Team Led by Chris Graham Authors New Guide to Business Formation in Rhode Island
May 11, 2011
Sixty EAPD Attorneys Recognized by the Best Lawyers in America
August 10, 2010
Chambers and Partners Recognizes EAPD in Nineteen Areas
June 23, 2010