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Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP 

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Providence, Rhode Island Office
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2800 Financial Plaza
Providence, Rhode Island  02903

(Providence Co.)

Telephone: 401-274-9200
Telecopier: 401-276-6611 Cable Address: "Edwangle Providence" Telex: 952001 "E A PVD"
http://www.edwardswildman.com



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About this office:

Edwards Wildman lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance transactions, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance, and intellectual property.

Our clients know us as their trusted legal and business adviser—providing the strategic, collaborative and client-focused counsel that helps protect and advance their business goals.

Creative yet pragmatic, we bring deep industry knowledge and take the time to develop an intimate understanding of our clients' businesses, to help them effectively navigate risk, regulatory issues and the diverse challenges of a competitive marketplace—in the boardroom or the courtroom.

With more than a century of experience, working with Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies alike, throughout a range of industries and across three continents, we are a forceful advocate for our clients' businesses.

The business of Edwards Wildman...

• Over 625 attorneys spanning 15 offices on 3 continents, including the in the US, UK, Japan, and Hong Kong.

Our lawyers have been recognized by:

Edwards Wildman has a rating of 100% in the Human Rights Campaign's annual Corporate Equality Index.

In 2012, US News/Best Lawyers listed Edwards Wildman in 19 national rankings and 62 practice area rankings, including a Tier 1 ranking in the category of "Litigation — Intellectual Property."

The BTI Client Service A-Team: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance recognizes Edwards Wildman for delivering superior client service.

Edwards Wildman and its attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers UK and Chambers Asia-Pacific for excellence in 42 categories including: Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Private Equity: Buyouts, Corporate/Commercial, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property, Reinsurance, Intellectual Property: General and Public International Law.

Legal 500 (UK) recognizes Edwards Wildman for having leading practices in Life Sciences, M&A transactions, equity buy-outs, private equity formation and venture capital.

Edwards Wildman ranked 9th overall based on the number of private equity and venture capital deals closed in 2011, according to the Dow Jones, Private Equity Analyst's ranking of the "Most Active Law Firms."

Reactions, a leading insurance publication, named Edwards Wildman the 2012 Best Global Law Firm of the Year.

Thomson Financial ranks Edwards Wildman #1 in its national ranking of "Top Bond Counsel (Competitive)" for 2011. Additionally, Edwards Wildman is ranked 9th in the overall national category of "Top Bond Counsel."

World Trademark Review ranks Edwards Wildman among the Top 25 firms in the world in its World Trademark Review 1000 listing.



 

Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Affordable HousingAntitrust/Competition Law
Arbitration and Alternative Dispute ResolutionBenefits & Compensation
Business CounselingBusiness Law
Class ActionCommercial Litigation
Complex Commercial LitigationComplex Litigation
Coverage & ClaimsCross Border
Environmental & Regulatory Compliance LitigationFinancial Services Litigation
Fund FormationIP Litigation
Insurance & ReinsuranceIntellectual Property
Intellectual PropertyInvestigations & Corporate Integrity
Labor & EmploymentLicensing, Collaborations, Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
LitigationLitigation Management
Mergers & AcquisitionsMunicipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
PatentsPrivacy & Data Protection
Private EquityProbate & Fiduciary Litigation
Product LiabilityProject Finance and Infrastructure
Public FinanceReal Estate
Real Estate and Construction LitigationRestructuring & Insolvency
Securities LitigationSecurities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
Start-up CompaniesTax
Technology, Media & TelecommunicationsToxic Tort
Trademark and Trade DressVenture Capital


Statement of Practice Summary:
Administrative Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Appellate Practice; Aviation and Aerospace; Banking Law; Bankruptcy; Business Law; Civil Rights; Communications Law; Construction Law; Contracts; Corporate Law; Criminal Law; Debtor and Creditor; Education Law; Elder Law; Eminent Domain; Employee Benefits; Energy; Entertainment Law; Sports Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Finance; General Practice; Government; Government Contracts; Health Care; Insurance; Intellectual Property; International Law; International Trade; Internet Law; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Media Law; Medical Malpractice; Mergers and Acquisitions; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Real Estate; Securities; Taxation; Technology and Science; Toxic Torts; Transportation; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Zoning Law; Planning Law; Land Use; Academic Employment; Age Discrimination; Agency Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust; Arbitration Insurance; Arbitration; Bank Regulatory Law; Biotechnology; Business Acquisitions; Capital Finance; Civil Litigation; Class Actions; Collective Bargaining; Commercial Law; Commercial Litigation; Lender Law; Commercial Loans; Commercial Real Estate Finance; Communications Finance; Complex Litigation; Computer Law; Construction Finance; Copyrights; Covenant - Not To Compete; Creditors Rights; Criminal Appeals; Defamation; Emerging Growth Companies; Emerging Technologies; Employee Discrimination; Employment at Will; Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Estate Administration; Financial Services Law; Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Executive Compensation; Hazardous Materials; Health Law; Fiduciary Law; Hospital Law; Insolvency; General Corporate Law; Insurance Coverage; Insurance Regulatory; Guardianship; Insurance Transactions; International Business Law; International Commercial Arbitration; Labor Law; Lending; Litigation of Restrictive Covenants; Loan Workout Law; Patent Prosecution; Maritime Law; Mass Torts; Mediation; Professional Discipline; Drug and Medical Device Litigation; Medical Pharmacy Malpractice; Public Finance; Mortgage Lending Licensing; Municipal Bonds; Negligence; Non-Competition Agreements; Partnerships; Patent Infringement; Patent Law; Patent Litigation; Personal Tax Planning Law; Premises Liability; Professional Organization Law; Trademark Litigation; Public Utility Regulation; Real Estate Foreclosures; Trademarks; Real Estate Workouts; Receiverships; Venture Capital; Venture Capital Finance; Reinsurance; Risk Management; Sex Discrimination; Surety Law; Tax Exempt Bonds; Tax Exempt Finance; Tax Planning For Corporations; Taxation of Estates Law; Trade Secrets Agreements; Trusts; Unfair Competition; White Collar Criminal Defense; Computer & Technology Transactions; Debt & Equity Finance; Development & Leasing; Estate & Gift Taxation; Food & Drug Regulation; Gift & Transfer Mechanisms; Health & Hospital Law; Land Use & Litigation; Landlord & Tenant Law; Licensing & Distribution Arrangements; Licensing & Unfair Competition; Litigation Federal & State Courts; Occupational Safety & Health; Refinance & Development Law; Reinsurance Litigation & Arbitration; Secured & Asset Based Lending; Technology & Transaction Law; Wrongful Discharge & Discrimination.


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SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
Stacie Sawchak Aarestad,Matthew C. Dallett,Stanley Keller,Eugene W. McDermott, July 14, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of purchasers for purposes of the Rule 506(c) exemption that permits general solicitation. The guidance, which is in the form of several...

United States Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for Stock-Drop Cases
Lori A. Basilico,Jonathan R. Shank, July 1, 2014
In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”) are not entitled to any special presumption of prudence when investing in employer stock. In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoffer, the Supreme Court rejected...

IRS Releases Guidance for Qualified Retirement Plans in Light of Windsor Decision
Lori A. Basilico, April 28, 2014
On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2014-19 providing long-awaited guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor and Revenue Ruling 2013-17 to 401(k), 403(b) and other qualified retirement plans.





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