Geoffrey M. Aptt

Mr. Aptt is a labor employment lawyer and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group.   He focuses on all aspects of Labor and Employment law for insurance, construction, financial services, and private equity industries. Mr. Aptt represents companies in whistle-blower, wage, and hour, trade secret theft, retaliation, and other employment litigation matters. In addition, Mr. Aptt advises companies on employment law compliance and transitional matters, including executive compensation and employment agreements, human resource management, employee benefit plans, employee mobility issues, internal investigations of alleged executive misconduct and whistle-blower activity, as well as employment aspects of mergers & acquisitions.

Mr. Aptt’s areas of practice includes:

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James G. Atchison

Mr. Atchison concentrates his practice in the areas of receiverships and insolvencies, loan workouts and restructuring, creditors’ and debtors’ rights and commercial and business litigation. Mr. Atchison is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

He currently represents companies in financing transactions, leasing companies, business owners, banks, creditors, insurance companies, financial institutions, institutional investors, and shareholders in receivership and insolvency proceedings.

Mr. Atchison has extensive experience serving as a court-appointed receiver and offers guidance to his clients regarding debt restructuring, entity formation, governance, and dissolution matters.


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