Dane E. Ardente

Dane E.Ardente - Associate


Contact Info

Email: dardente@darroweverett.com

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Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court — District of Rhode Island


  • Roger Williams University, School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., Communications Studies



Dane Ardente joined the firm in 2023 as an associate attorney specializing in land use and commercial litigation. While he is well-versed in many areas of law, his practice primarily focuses on land use, municipal law and permitting, property, and real estate related disputes, with the occasional property-related constitutional challenge of unconstitutional action or regulation. He specializes in business disputes as well, including breach of contract litigation, and additional claims brought by and against our clients.

He successfully represents clients in all aspects of municipal land development, permitting, review, and appeal procedures in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and proactively advises clients on the appropriate strategy as tailored to their specific needs. When dealing with any aspect of land use regulation, permitting, restrictions, or challenges, Dane understands the necessity of diverging from the traditional “one size fits all” approach to ensure his clients have the best possible chance of success with whatever challenges they may encounter. As a native Rhode Islander, Dane has a thorough understanding of the wide array of disputes and issues that come with owning, purchasing, developing, or preserving property in a state with the least amount of land in the U.S.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DarrowEverett LLP, Dane obtained invaluable experience in both the public and private sectors, where he focused on the best practices for lawyers who find themselves engaged in complex, multi-layered disputes regarding property and environmental issues between the state and private individuals, as well as private entities. In addition, he has been involved in several cases that have established law and legislative interpretation, such as previously unclear portions of the mechanics’ lien statute which subsequently were made clear in a victory for his clients, as well as previously unclear portions of the Right to Farm Act, the Rhode Island Condominium Act, and several issues involving state, federal, and local regulation.

Related Practices

  • Land Use
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environment
  • Property
  • Municipal Law
  • Constitutional Claims Litigation
  • Breach of Contract Litigation
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Due Process Claims under the Federal and State Constitution
  • Administrative Law
  • Zoning
  • Land Development



Member of Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bar Associations