Ryan J. Holt

Mr. Holt concentrates his practice in the areas of government relations, land use, cannabis law, and government affairs. He possesses a comprehensive background in regulatory compliance, legislative matters, public policy, and government procurement.

As the co-chair of the Cannabis Law Group at DarrowEverett, he works with clients to navigate the ever-changing legal and regulatory landscape regarding licensing and operating cannabis facilities.

Ryan is admitted to practice in the State of Rhode Island, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all Federal District Courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


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Thomas J. Holloway

Mr. Holloway is a transactional and corporate attorney practicing in the areas of banking and finance. He has expertise in all aspects of private equity and venture capital clients, public and private companies, in real estate, financing and acquisition transactions, and advises clients on corporate organization, capitalization, debt structuring, governance, and executive compensation.

Mr. Holloway also has experience before municipalities regarding license transfers, real estate conveyances and land use, as well as federal agencies regarding the implementation of legislation, third-party reimbursement, procurement contracts, environmental remediation, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Holloway’s industry experience includes telecommunications, financial services, real estate, technology, manufacturing and healthcare.

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Nicholas J. Hemond

Mr. Hemond concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and government affairs where he regularly represents clients in civil, criminal defense, and family court matters. He possesses a comprehensive background in legislative matters, government relations and municipal law matters, working with local leaders on a daily basis to ensure his clients’ interests are strongly and effectively communicated, understood, and advanced. Mr. Hemond is a zealous litigator who regularly handles complex personal injury, criminal defense and divorce/child custody matters in courts throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

He also serves as the Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Central Falls, prosecuting hundreds of the city’s misdemeanor criminal cases in district court each year and serves as legal counsel to the City’s Zoning Board of Review. Mr. Hemond regularly aids clients in navigating the complicated development and regulatory process before local zoning and planning boards throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Additionally, Mr. Hemond represents numerous restaurants and other hospitality industry businesses in obtaining and maintaining food, liquor and entertainment licenses granted by state and municipal licensing authorities.

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Michael C. Hackett

Mr. Hackett is a transactional attorney concentrating in the area of corporate and general business law. His expertise extends to a variety of business law matters including: formation of business entities; development of business planning and growth strategies; documenting and closing financing and equity deals; negotiating and drafting commercial contracts; conducting business mergers and acquisitions; and handling corporate governance matters.

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Current News and Events

  • New Partners Named at DarrowEverett LLP

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Crossman Director of Marketing 401-453-1200 401-453-1201 (fax) Acrossman@darroweverett.com www.DarrowEverett.com

    [July 9, 2018] Nicholas Hemond, attorney and Providence, R.I. School Board President, has been named Partner at the full-service business law firm, DarrowEverett LLP. As an alumnus of area educational institutions Roger Williams University Law, Providence College, and Classical High School, Mr. Hemond is a longstanding, active member of the Rhode Island community. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science from Providence College, and a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University Law. Mr. Hemond had been an associate with the firm for the past four years, concentrating his practice in the areas of government affairs and litigation and representing firm clients in civil, criminal defense, and family court matters. His experience also includes serving as an assistant city solicitor for the city of Central Falls and as legal counsel to the Central Falls Zoning Board of Review.
    “It is with great pleasure that I share the decision of the firm’s Executive Committee to make Nicholas Hemond, Esq. a Partner at DarrowEverett LLP. Nick has been a constant driving force inside of the office, with our clients, and within the community since day one. Nick embodies the top characteristics that all lawyers and advisors strive to exemplify - integrity, determination, efficacy, expertise, and loyalty. Heading our Rhode Island government relations practice for several years, Nick demonstrated a sophisticated skill set that applies equally to his role as a leader within our firm. I am personally grateful for Nick’s friendship and dedication over the years, and look forward to Nick’s continued successes in the years to come.” -Zachary Darrow, Chairman
    In addition to Nicholas’ advancement, DarrowEverett has brought on two new professionals to its team of business attorneys. Kevin Gildea, Esq., joins the firm as a Partner at its New York City office and Sean Mitchell, Esq., joins DarrowEverett’s South Florida office as Senior Counsel. Both Kevin and Sean come to DE with extensive business and corporate law experience. Kevin concentrates on leading, advising, and successfully defending companies in a wide range of corporate, transactional, regulatory compliance, licensing, and contested matters. He represented a series of publicly traded companies at which he served in top compliance roles, including as general counsel, and led the legal and regulatory compliance functions of two prominent mortgage companies. Mr. Gildea is currently a member of the European Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a Solicitor for Ireland [non-practicing] and England & Wales.
    “Kevin epitomizes the diverse talent DarrowEverett makes available to clients stateside and, increasingly, beyond. Having years of sophisticated international and regulatory expertise under his belt, Kevin’s established reputation in business and corporate law will enhance and expand our practice capabilities.” -Michael Hackett, Partner, and Corporate Practice Group Chair
    Sean Mitchell is an experienced transactional attorney with over 24 years of experience in complex commercial real estate and corporate law. Mr. Mitchell comes from some of the nation’s top law firms, having represented Fortune 500 companies, REITs, privately held companies, real estate development companies, class building corporate club commercial lenders, and many more. Sean adds considerable experience and depth to the firm’s corporate, real estate, and finance practice groups.
    “Sean’s addition expands firm capabilities and strengthens several core firm practice areas: Real Estate, Finance, and Corporate. Sean’s professional background and experience will be a huge asset to the firm. We are excited about the business acumen and perspective that he will leverage on behalf of our clients.” - Joshua Berlinsky, Managing Partner
    “These two attorneys will without question expand DarrowEverett’s talented group of attorneys and business advisors capable of serving firm clients,” Said Mr. Berlinsky.   click here Read More

  • A Community Update: Non-profit Law

    DarrowEverett attorney and Partner Joseph Enriquez was recently recognized for his hard work and helping hand with the community of Bridgewater. When a longtime member of the Bridgewater Lions Club approached Joseph with the issue of a community member not being able to leave their house due to an illness, he wanted to help in any way that he could. To learn more about the story of how Joseph Enriquez applied his legal skills to help the group in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, view our full community update by clicking here. Read More

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