Richard Nadeau

Richard  Nadeau

Richard Nadeau


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  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1982

  • Colby College, A.B., 1979

Bar Memberships & Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island, 1984

Rick has a national practice representing clients in the areas of commercial real estate and financing. He has extensive experience in matters related to purchase, sale, borrowing, leasing, development, planning, and zoning. Rick has served as counsel to local municipalities in the areas of leasing, land use and land acquisition.

In addition, for over 30 years Rick has represented numerous international, national and regional lenders in structuring and documenting asset-based, commercial and industrial, real estate, and mezzanine loan facilities. He also has substantial experience in working out and collecting troubled loans for those same lenders.


  • Ranked as a leading attorney in the Real Estate area in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law
  • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges
  • Selected as a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance by The American Lawyer  

Representative Transactions

  • Represented purchaser of three boutique hotels.

  • Represented purchaser of landmark Providence hotel.

  • Represented developer in negotiating lease with Rhode Island Airport Corporation and in permitting and sub-leasing of private hanger project.

  • Represented municipality in planning and zoning for the two largest real estate development projects in the town's history.

  • Represented bank group regarding zoning issues in financing three parcels in downtown Providence.

  • Represented logistics company in contract negotiations in United States and China.

  • Represented cold chain packaging company in contract negotiations in United States and France.

Representative Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • The Business Development Company of Rhode Island
    • Board of Directors, Secretary

Community Activities

  • Bryant University

    • Member, Board of Advisors, College of Business (2012 - present)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Rhode Island Government Relations Committee Member (2012 - present)   (Chair, 2012-2015)
  • Town of North Smithfield

    • Solicitor (2008 – 2012)
    • Assistant Solicitor (2004 – 2006)

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