Our mid-year update shows our stripes and highlights our stars.
Michael Sweeney   participated as a panelist at Middle-Market Forum with US Trust for a group of privately held business owners, reviewing the M&A landscape and succession planning.
2016 was a record year in the fourth quarter. See our mid-market M&A deals here.

Patrick Guida  was a featured speaker at the annual American Law Institute's Commercial Lending program on "Intellectual Property Security Interests.”  See his  blog post here .

Our new Hospitality Group  represents craft breweries, premium spirit distillers and wineries; luxury resorts and multi-state-hotels; and restaurant groups and distributors.

Sara Wilkinson  joined our team as senior counsel with 15 years of in-house counsel experience. She focuses on employment, IP/technology, business and real estate law. She recently was  part of a Corporate Counsel article on turmoil at Uber. 



Our litigators were successful in complex cases in federal and state courts on behalf of our clients in a wide range of matters.

Robert Duffy and Stacey Nakasian, after an 11-day trial in RI Superior Court, successfully defended trustees against fiduciary claims and obtained an award of both executor and trustee compensation.

Robert Duffy and Christian Jenner, after a 9-day arbitration, successfully defended a boat manufacturer against claims of fraud, defect and product liability arising out of the manufacture of three large passenger ferries.

Robert Duffy and Christian Jenner successfully prosecuted to settlement, on the eve of trial, claims on behalf of a technology client arising out of a failed SAP global ERP implementation.

D&S attorneys continue to be at the forefront of leading business and legal news, sharing our insights and perspectives.
Michael Sweeney was in Lawyers Weekly talking about midsize firms attracting “Big Law” clients and in Providence Business News on baby boomers and M&A. 

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly profiled a case in which litigators Stacey Nakasian and Will Wray succeeded in a jurisdictional issue, getting a lawsuit transferred to a client’s home state.

Providence Business News featured Stacey Nakasian’s by-lined guest article on protecting trade secrets.  

Duffy & Sweeney was proud to  again be included in Best Law Firms for 2017.

Our commitment to community is hands-on.

A D&S team again participated in the Get Gored For Good event (pictured at left) for local non-profit Amos House led by Amos House board member Bob Duffy and we sponsored a local fast-pitch girls’ softball team.

Amy Oakley joined the board of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, a nonprofit public-private partnership working to match businesses with unmet hiring needs with qualified, unemployed and underemployed job seekers. 


Our firm was out in full force at the first Providence-based ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) networking event.

We were proud to sponsor a variety of additional events for organizations that represent the fabric of our community including Roger Williams Park Zoo's Zoobilee, Trinity Rep's Pell Awards, Special Olympics' golf tournament, and and Boy Scouts of America's  Distinguished Citizens Award Luncheon, among others.

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