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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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.

Mr. Hemond’s areas of practice includes:

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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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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Current News and Events

  • New Partners Named at DarrowEverett LLP

    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. For the full press release 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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