Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

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One Citizens Plaza
8th Floor
Providence, Ri 02903-1345, United States
Phone: 401.274.7200
Fax: 401.751.0604
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Estate Planning Pitfall - You’re retiring to a foreign country

If plans call to relocate to another country after retirement, be aware that they may be tarnished if a person doesn’t look into all potential estate tax and income tax implications first. This brief article explores three areas…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Year end is an ideal time to review your estate plan

As of this writing, it’s still anybody’s guess as to whether Congress will enact major tax reform legislation affecting federal gift and estate taxes. This situation casts a large shadow over estate planning at the end of 2017…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Addressing intellectual property requires careful estate planning

Intellectual property (IP), such as copyrights and patents, can hold enormous value. Whether IP rights are a significant source of wealth or only a small fraction of an estate, it’s critical that it be properly addressed in an…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

When should you turn down an inheritance?

If a person expects to receive an inheritance from a family member, he or she might choose to use a qualified disclaimer to refuse the bequest. As a result, the assets will bypass their estate and go directly to the next…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - Year End 2017

In This Issue: - When should you turn down an inheritance? - Addressing intellectual property requires careful estate planning - Year end is an ideal time to review your estate plan - Estate planning pitfall: You’re…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

The U.S. Supreme Court, Unions, And The Future Of Collective Bargaining In The Public Sector

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case that has the potential to rock the world of unions that represent public sector employees in Rhode Island and throughout the country. The Court will decide whether state government…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Rhode Island Tax Amnesty Soon Available

Rhode Island’s tax amnesty program will open on December 1, 2017, affording taxpayers a rare and limited-time chance to start anew by paying their tax liabilities without penalties and with a 25% reduction in the…more
 /  Taxation

Estate Planning Pitfall - You chose your executor too hastily

Haste makes waste. Or, in the case of estate planning, it can lead to other problems and, possibly, financial loss. Notably, if you don’t take enough time to choose the executor for your estate, the “wrong call” can cost your…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

ABLE accounts benefit disabled family members

For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income, estate planning can be a challenge. One potential tool is to open a…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Planning ahead after a divorce

For those in the middle of a divorce, the last thing on their mind is a review of their estate plan. However, a major life change, such as a divorce, is a critical time to update an estate plan so that wishes are carried out as…more
 /  Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Social Security benefits: When is the right time to begin receiving payments?

For those nearing the age when they can begin receiving Social Security benefits, it’s important to understand how the timing of applying for benefits can affect monthly payments. This article explains what factors to consider…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - October/November 2017

In This Issue: - Social Security benefits When is the right time to begin receiving payments? - Planning ahead after a divorce - ABLE accounts benefit disabled family members - Estate planning pitfall: You chose your…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Equifax Breach Exposes Risks In Using Open Source Software

In the wake of the Equifax data breach having exposed the sensitive information of over 140,000,000 Americans, many individuals are waking up to the dangers that come with our personal financial information being stored on…more
 /  Privacy, Securities Law

Estate Planning Pitfall: You die without having drafted a will

Where there’s a will, there’s a way — a way to pass assets to heirs in the manner in which a person wants. However, if an individual dies without a will, assets will be distributed according to state law, regardless of the…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Would a spendthrift trust help achieve your estate planning goals?

A person doesn’t have to hold onto assets until the day he or she dies with the hope that heirs will change their ways by that time. Instead, consider using a spendthrift trust that can provide protection, regardless of how long…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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