Firm Profile


Nadeau & Simmons, P.C. provides the highest quality legal services in a number of areas of practice including banking and commercial law, investment banking and financial markets, venture capital, private placements, finance, commercial mortgage lending, real estate, business, government relations, insurance defense, corporate and commercial litigation as well as consumer issues. The following are some of the areas of the firm's practice.


Nadeau & Simmons, P.C. represents numerous financial institutions, including major national and regional banks, as well as smaller local and community banks, credit unions and non-bank lenders. The scope of representation includes the following areas:

  • Asset Based Lending
  • Real Estate Lending
  • Lease Financing
  • SBA and other Government Guaranteed Lending
  • Creditor's Rights, Foreclosure and Collection
  • Workout and Reorganization Transactions
  • Investment Banking


Nadeau & Simmons, P.C. represents various corporate clients ranging from single person start-ups to large, national business concerns. The firm is equipped to handle issues relating to formation of all types of business entities, finance, reorganization, employment and related issues. In addition Nadeau & Simmons, P.C. has substantial expertise in business transactions. The firm represents a broad range of corporations and non-profit organizations. It is able to provide expertise in many areas of corporate law including the following:

  • Corporations
  • Limited liability companies
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Business equity investments
  • Debt financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganization and workout transactions
  • Contracts and secured transactions
  • Employment issues
  • Securities, Public Market Securities Regulation and Reporting
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Placements


Nadeau & Simmons, P.C. has extensive experience in representing buyers, sellers, developers and other institutional clients with regard to their legal issues arising from their real estate interests. As such, the firm is well equipped to handle clients' concerns in the following areas:

  • Sales, purchases and leases
  • Commercial and Residential Financing
  • Development and Zoning Issues
  • Environmental
  • Workouts and Foreclosures
  • Title Certification
  • Tax-Free Exchanges


Many of the individual clients serviced by the firm's corporate real estate and commercial law areas of the firm have estate planning and administration needs. The firm can assist these clients in establishing a plan to address their estate issues:

  • Estate planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Asset protection planning
  • Estate Administration


The litigation group is dedicated to aggressively pursuing the goals of our clients in a cost-effective and attentive manner. The attorneys in the firm have extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The firm is active in general civil litigation, including commercial and insurance defense matters in all state and federal courts throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The firm represents insurance companies, self insureds, small closely-held companies, major financial institutions, corporate entities and non-profit institutions. Some specific areas of expertise include:

  • 1st & 3rd Party Insurance Claims
  • Commercial disputes
  • Tort litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Shareholder, member and partner disputes
  • Employment litigation
  • Construction claims and defenses
  • Professional malpractice
  • Creditor's rights
  • Bankruptcy, receivership and workout
  • Lending transaction litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Property damage
  • Toxic Torts
  • Legal and medical malpractice
  • Appellate Issues
  • Products liability
  • Insurance coverage issues

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