Contracts, Mergers, Business Law
Warwick Business Law Attorneys
At Revens, Revens & St. Pierre, our Warwick business law lawyers have decades of experience serving clients throughout Rhode Island.
Comprehensive Legal Support For Rhode Island Businesses
Our attorneys assist with new business formation. This process includes understanding the type of business, its services and products, as well as its goals for growth. We identify the most effective entity to meet those goals and provide protection along the way. Entities include corporations, limited liability companies (LLC) and limited liability partnerships (LLP).
Existing businesses turn to us for assistance with all ongoing legal needs. Much of the work we do is contractual. We provide guidance in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts of all types. We assist with all matters related to the day-to-day governance of a business. Our services also include facilitating mergers and acquisitions for our businesses.
When disputes arise internally between partners or other parties, or externally due to a breach of contract, we can pursue litigation as necessary to obtain a resolution. Our skill and knowledge allow us to take steps that can preserve and protect valuable business relationships by finding amicable resolutions when possible. However, we are equipped to take these matters to trial in order to get results and protect our clients.
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To learn more about how we can help with any business law matter, contact us.
ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE
Estate Management, Property Management, Wills & Trusts
Wills, Trusts and Probate in Rhode Island
The estate planning and probate lawyers of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre offer comprehensive client service on all aspects of wills, trusts, and estate administration and probate litigation. Our clients come from all over Rhode Island; we also serve the needs of people from other states who find themselves responsible for the administration of a Rhode Island trust or decedent's estate. Contact us in Warwick to learn more about our estate planning and probate practice.
Reliable client service for basic estate planning instruments
Virtually every family stands to benefit from a basic estate plan: a last will and testament to specify the disposition of your assets; durable powers of attorney to name the people you'll trust with your financial decisions if you're unable to handle them yourself; and a durable power of attorney for health care to define the circumstances under which further medical treatment or life support should be terminated in case of the most serious injuries or illnesses.
Our estate planning lawyers also advise clients about the full range of trust instruments available to meet many different personal, financial, or charitable goals: reducing exposure to taxation, addressing the future security of a vulnerable family member, planning for a management transition in a family business, protecting eligibility for Medicaid, or earmarking a part of your estate for charity.
Trust and estate administration for local and out-of-state clients
Many Rhode Islanders depend on our attorneys to advise them about the probate of wills, the administration of trusts, and the duties of an executor or personal representative in probate court. Our familiarity with Rhode Island probate procedures can demystify the estate administration process in an efficient and cost effective manner.
As experienced probate lawyers, we also represent heirs, beneficiaries, executors, administrators and trustees in disputes over wills and trusts. In many cases, we can defuse a family dispute over inheritance or the terms of a will through negotiation or mediation. Whenever necessary, however, we can represent your interests in court.
To learn more about our estate planning and probate practice, contact an attorney at Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick.
Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships
Warwick Family Law Attorneys
The Warwick, Rhode Island, law firm of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre, helps people come to terms with the full range of problems that the dissolution of marriage can present: legal, financial and personal. We know that the decisions you make in your divorce will have lasting consequences for your relationships with your children, your financial security and even your choice of residence.
We give you the legal information that you need to make the right decisions in light of your rights and responsibilities. We help you formulate your goals and work with you to achieve them through negotiations, mediation or contested court hearings, which ever appears best suited for your situation. For practical, dependable and personalized advice that helps you get the rest of your life off to the right start, contact our attorneys.
Divorce And More
Our Warwick family law lawyers handle divorce and all related matters, including:
We also represent unmarried parents in paternity actions. In addition to resolving the paternity case itself, we address child custody and child support for parents who have had children outside of marriage. When an ongoing commitment, most typically child support or child custody, needs to be modified or enforced, our lawyers can assist. We are here to protect you and your interests at any time.
In all cases, we take care to learn about you, your family and your needs in order to move forward appropriately. While we are trial lawyers skilled in resolving family law matters, we believe that this should be the last resort. Negotiation is often more appropriate, in addition to providing a savings of time and cost.
Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements
Our attorneys are skilled at drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. To ensure the creation of meaningful and successful agreements, we take the time to learn about your goals. We craft documents that will stand up to the challenges that may arise in the event of a divorce. These agreements are often created alongside other estate planning documents.
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Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability
Reliable Service in Complex Personal Injury Litigation
The trial attorneys of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre are proud of our ability to provide highly skilled representation and client service in the most serious and complicated negligence cases you can think of. If you need advice about resolving your personal injury or wrongful death claims, contact an experienced lawyer at our office in Warwick.
We handle personal injury cases ranging from car accidents and truck crashes to complex medical malpractice or construction injury cases involving multiple defendants, forensic investigation, expert testimony, or difficult insurance coverage questions. Examples of the kinds of accident cases we accept include the following:
Auto, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents
Semi tractor-trailer and other heavy truck accidents
Workplace injury cases
Construction site and heavy equipment accidents
Your ability to realize the full value of your claim is going to depend on your lawyer's attention to the detailed documentation of your damages demand. Our law firm works with experts from many different fields to ensure that your past and projected losses and expenses are supported by solid evidence and presented in clear and persuasive terms. Our representation of many of the victims and families involved with the Station nightclub fire illustrates our ability to handle the toughest cases.
We accept personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, we only receive our attorney's fee in the event we recover damages for you through settlement or trial.
For a free consultation with an experienced attorney about your personal injury or fatal accident claim, contact Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick.
Medical Malpractice/Surgical negligence
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer
or other serious conditions
Failure to render proper treatment in an emergency
room or clinical setting
Commercial or residential fires
Back & Neck Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Injuries
Protecting Your Right to Workers' Compensation Benefits
Whenever you're injured on the job, you're entitled to payments for your time off work, medical treatment, and if necessary, vocational rehabilitation services. The whole point of the workers' comp system is to streamline your access to the benefits you and your family require without the need to establish fault against your employer or anyone else.
It's not always as simple as it sounds. Contact a dependable workers' compensation lawyer at Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick if you have questions about your right to recover benefits for a workplace injury. Partner, Michael A. St. Pierre, Esquire has practiced Workers' Compensation Law for over 26 years and has been named the top workers' compensation lawyer in Rhode Island from 2003-2007.
There are many reasons why an employer or its workers' compensation insurer might contest your claim. They might argue that your injury was not suffered at work. You might be accused of exaggerating symptoms. And it's often tempting to suspend or terminate your benefits before you're ready to return to work.
Comprehensive client service on Rhode Island workplace accident claims
At Revens, Revens & St. Pierre, our workplace injury lawyers provide one-stop service for the full range of injuries on the job. We represent clients on neck and back injury claims, occupational disease exposure, and even repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel or rotator cuff problems.
Because we're experienced personal injury lawyers as well as workers' compensation attorneys, we can also help identify situations where you might qualify for personal injury damages against a third party as well as workers' compensation. A classic example is a truck accident involving injury to a commercial driver — a personal injury claim can proceed against the other driver while your workers' comp claim is filed and even being paid. We can also handle contested workers' comp claims in Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court while asserting your personal injury claims against other defendants in Superior or Federal Court.
Whether your workplace injury involves a traumatic injury due to accident or a chronic condition due to daily stress and strain, our lawyers can advise you. Contact a workers' compensation attorney at Revens, Revens & St. Pierre for a free consultation about your potential claims.
Rhode Island Elder Law, Medicaid Planning Attorneys
In our 40 years of client service, the lawyers of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre have seen an increasing need for dependable legal advice that addresses the interests of two groups that continue to grow in size: the elderly and their middle-aged adult children. As people age, they become aware of the need to anticipate and plan for asset protection, long-term care, and medical emergencies for themselves and their elderly parents. Many retired people can benefit as well from advice about Medicaid planning, powers of attorney and living wills.
Contact Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick to learn how you can make the most of your retirement years — or help assure your parents' security and comfort — through estate planning solutions that make sense for your circumstances.
Many middle-class families face the potential for problems with eligibility for Medicaid. As a needs-based program, Medicaid limits the value of assets that an individual or family can own before benefits are awarded. Our lawyers will work with you to assess your current and projected eligibility for Medicaid benefits. We'll also suggest ways to maximize the value of your exemptions so that you won't have to spend down more assets than absolutely necessary to protect your access to Medicaid in the event of long-term needs. Additionally, we can advise you about arranging and financing in-home assistance or residential care as useful alternatives to conventional nursing home care.
We encourage our clients to plan for medical emergencies and extended disability through powers of attorney and living wills. These instruments appoint trusted persons to handle your medical treatment, financial affairs, and even difficult life support decisions under defined conditions of incapacity, coma or terminal illness.
Whether your elder law issues involve asset protection, long-term care planning, guardianship disagreements, or any threat to the comfort and security of an elderly person, our attorneys can help. Contact Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick for further information.
Drug Charges, Domestic Violence, DUI Defense, Breathalyzer Refusal
Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense in Rhode Island
At the law firm of Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick, our criminal defense attorneys advise clients facing a wide range of misdemeanor or felony charges ranging from DUI to assault or fraud offenses. Whenever possible, we resolve criminal cases prior to trial on terms that not only minimize your immediate exposure to punishment but that also protect your future interests.
Whenever necessary, however, we can present your defense in court. For additional information and specific advice, contact our office as soon as you can while your options remain open.
Most criminal cases are resolved prior to trial. Our job as defense lawyers is to help you get the most out of the legal presumption of your innocence by carefully evaluating the charges and evidence against you, finding ways to keep damaging facts out of evidence, and presenting your situation in the most favorable light possible if a conviction by guilty plea proves unavoidable.
We represent clients from all over Rhode Island in situations such as the following:
Assault and weapons offenses, including domestic violence cases
Property crimes ranging from shoplifting to auto theft or burglary
White collar crimes such as embezzlement, employee theft, or fraud
Drug cases ranging from simple possession of marijuana to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin or other illegal drugs
Drunk driving cases ranging from first-time DUI to felony DUI involving injury accidents
Early consultation usually enhances our ability to develop and present an effective defense on your behalf. We try to interview witnesses and investigate officers to get a first-hand view of the facts of the case.
In many cases, we're able to resolve the charges against you in ways that preserve your opportunity for expungement and sealing of the criminal records, so that the case won't have continuing effects on your future educational or employment prospects.
For additional information about our approach to criminal defense in Rhode Island, contact an experienced trial attorney at Revens, Revens & St. Pierre in Warwick.
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