Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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40 Westminster Street
Suite 1100
Providence, Rhode Island 02903–7104, United States
Contact: Jennifer O'Leary Cathell
Phone: (401) 861-8200
Fax: (401) 861-8210
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

High Hopes Dashed -- Challenges in Protecting Trademarks for Marijuana-Related Products and Services

BluHawaii. Purple Kush. Willie’s Reserve. Kiva. California Finest. Altai. Are these the names of new beverages? To the contrary, these are some brand names for competing strains of marijuana. Legalized marijuana sales in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

New Supreme Court Decision Reminds Parties to Bankruptcies to Keep their Priorities Straight

In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court turned aside the efforts of a debtor and a group of creditors to make an end-run around the Bankruptcy Code’s priority rules by distributing assets to junior creditors ahead of…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Supreme Court Decision On Arbitration Clauses Could Significantly Reduce Employer Exposure to Class Claims

Savvy employers always need to be on the look-out for ways to mitigate the ever-growing risks posed by increasingly burdensome state and federal employment laws. Later this year, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the chance to…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Privacy, Please

Studies show that Americans are more worried than ever about data privacy and security on the internet. Every time you go online, you reveal a lot of information about yourself: what you browse, where you shop and what you buy,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Intellectual Property Traps for the Unwary Business

Businesses often have misconceptions when it comes to intellectual property issues. Here are a few questions and answers on topics about which clients often ask us for advice..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

No Seriously, When is My Return Due?

It’s that time of the year again. Or maybe it isn’t. Effective for tax years beginning on or after December 31, 2015, the filing deadlines for many common federal tax returns have changed. As a result, taxpayers coming off…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

Federal Enforcement Priorities and the Business of Marijuana: How Jeff Sessions Could Change the Landscape

As Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General advances to the full Senate, questions are being raised as to what impact he might have on the business of marijuana in the United States. Sessions has historically taken…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics

Do You Blur the Lines Between Your Separate Companies? The Courts Might Too.

Is your business divided into separate entities? It isn’t an uncommon practice. Business owners often establish separate legal entities to manage different aspects of their business. One reason for doing so is to prevent the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

The New Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law – Impact on the Insurance Industry

On December 15, 2016, The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the “Act”) became effective, decriminalizing marijuana ownership and use for private citizens in the Commonwealth, and mandating the creation of a regulatory…more
 /  Insurance

Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts for Individuals with Special Needs Finally Available in Rhode Island

In 2014, new federal legislation was enacted to help relieve the financial strain often faced by so many individuals with disabilities or special needs. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (“ABLE Act”) was signed into law…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

December 1 Deadline for New Overtime Rules Cancelled - For Now!!

As previously reported, in May 2016, the Department of Labor issued a “Final Rule” that significantly changes employer overtime pay obligations under federal law. Specifically, the Final Rule increases the minimum salary…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Opportunities and Risks – How Will the New Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Law Affect You and Your Business?

On November 8, Massachusetts voters cast their ballots in favor of Question 4, beginning the process by which businesses and individuals may legally grow, sell and possess marijuana for recreational purposes in Massachusetts…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Got A Priority Bankruptcy Claim? Nothing To Worry About Then, Right? Wrong.

It is a fundamental rule of bankruptcy that the claims of junior creditors cannot be satisfied until the claims of more senior creditors are paid in full, absent the senior creditors’ consent. In a chapter 7 liquidation case, 11…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Looming Effective Dates for New OSHA Recordkeeping Rule: Is Your Company Ready for Public Shaming for Workplace Injuries and OSHA's Unfettered Oversight of Retaliation Protections?

Earlier this year the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) published a new rule that attempts to shame employers into lowering workplace injuries and gives OSHA much broader discretion to regulate retaliation by…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Make Your Charity Great Again; Double-Check Your Compliance With State Registration Laws

Earlier this month, the New York Attorney General’s office ordered Donald Trump’s foundation to immediately stop soliciting charitable donations in the state. The attorney general also demanded that the Trump Foundation provide…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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