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    Richard Nadeau

    Richard  Nadeau

    Richard Nadeau


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    • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

    • Colby College, A.B.

    Bar Memberships & Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island
    • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
    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.

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


    • 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 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

    Commercial Lending
    Rick represented:
    • Bank in combined direct loans and purchase of privately placed bonds for the development of major brewery.
    • Bank group regarding zoning issues in financing three parcels in downtown Providence.
    • Lenders in numerous tax credit financings.
    Commercial Restructuring & Asset Recovery
    Rick represented:
    • Bank in restructure of loans to alternative energy developer.
    • Bank in successful restructure and pay down of loans to lending Rhode Island cultural institution.
    • Bank in two year, full recovery workout of loans to major contractor.
    Real Estate
    Rick represented:
    • Beverage company in land lease and construction of campus housing research, development, and production facilities.
    • Developer in negotiating lease with Rhode Island Airport Corporation and in permitting and sub-leasing of private hanger project.
    • Municipality in planning and zoning for the two largest real estate development projects in the town’s history.
    • Various purchasers of hotels in Warwick and Providence, RI.

    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 - 2017)
    • 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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