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.

Work highlight Successfully represented Independence Bank in a counterclaim to enforce loan agreements and guarantees after a civil action brought by the borrowers and guarantors of two loans made by the bank.

Notable practitioners

Howard Merten has a broad range of civil litigation expertise covering areas such as insurance coverage cases. He also serves as managing partner of Partridge Snow & Hahn.

Melissa Darigan offers a wide-ranging business litigation practice encompassing matters such as insurance and banking litigation. Interviewees report that she is "known far and wide for her skill" in the commercial litigation space.

Paul Kessimian is an up-and-coming lawyer with a fast-growing reputation in the Rhode Island market. He chairs the firm's litigation group and offers solid experience of complex commercial disputes at both trial and appellate level. He recently represented nonprofit organization Jobs for Fall River in defense of a highly publicized suit for alleged rents owed to the City of Fall River.

Steven Snow 's experience covers a wide range of areas, including banking and consumer finance litigation, IP disputes and class action disputes. Interviewees say: "He is always extraordinarily prepared. He sees beyond the controversy."