Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Litigation Department

Rhode Island
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What the team is known for Represents a variety of clients, including businesses, trusts and municipalities, before judicial and regulatory bodies. Handles a range of commercial disagreements and exhibits particular strength in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. Particularly noted for its attorneys' strong relationships with judges, regulators and other members of the Rhode Island state government.

Strengths One pleased client comments: "The team not only addresses the issue at hand, but also provides me with a thorough understanding of the legal landscape that informs the issues," adding: "The work is always completed in a thorough, timely and professional manner."

Work highlights Represented Lang Pharma as plaintiff in a suit against Aenova, a German multinational company, alleging that the defendant's negligent misrepresentation resulted in the client purchasing defective softgel capsules, resulting in millions of dollars in damages.

Notable practitioners

Howard Merten is the firm's managing partner and maintains a respected litigation practice that regularly sees him handle disputes involving insurance coverage, environmental concerns and product liability.

Paul Kessimian heads the firm's litigation group and represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters, including breach of contract, IP and insurance disputes. An interviewee comments: "He is very sharp analytically, is able to get to the heart of the matter and has a strong command of local courts and judges."

Steven Snow represents commercial and financial sector clients in a wide range of disputes. His broad expertise encompasses IP, antitrust and shareholder disputes. One client comments: "He is an amazing litigator and I have total faith in his skills and abilities."