Press ReleasesPartridge Snow & Hahn Adds Four New Partners in 2022

January 1, 20220

Partridge Snow & Hahn (PS&H) is pleased to announce the elevation of four new partners to the firm. Congratulations to Christian F. Capizzo, Suzanne M. Elovecky, Elizabeth O. Manchester, and Russell J. Stein.

“The addition of these excellent attorneys to our partnership strengthens our firm, increasing our representation for clients in environmental and land use matters, energy, complex litigation, nonprofit, tax, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Their individual areas of expertise and diverse backgrounds add to and compliment the firm’s traditions of excellence and exemplary client service in our Providence and Massachusetts offices,” said PS&H Managing Partner Howard Merten. “It is a great day for the firm and our clients. The future is bright.”


Christian Capizzo concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental and energy law, land use and public sector/governmental services. His experience includes a diverse range of complex environmental matters including enforcement, regulatory and compliance issues, renewable energy projects including large scale solar and offshore wind projects, real estate development, environmental remediation including brownfields, coastal/waterfront violations, permitting, and waterfront property rights. Prior to joining the firm, Christian led the State’s Environmental Crimes Task Force in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. He serves on the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission, as well as on the boards of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the New England Environmental Business Council. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
Suzanne Elovecky represents individuals and corporations in complex commercial litigation before state, federal, and appeals courts. Suzanne advises clients concerning compliance and other matters in the employment space and has significant employment litigation experience. Suzanne also litigates commercial real estate matters, property disputes, closely held business disputes, and other complex business matters. Suzanne’s litigation experience includes first-chair trials in both state and federal court, arbitrations, mediations, and significant pre-trial expertise. Prior to joining the firm, Suzanne was an attorney with two reputable Boston-based law firms prior to joining Partridge Snow & Hahn in 2020. Suzanne is involved with the Women’s Bar Association (Massachusetts), the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. Suzanne also provides pro bono services to early childhood education organizations, and to the Boston community through the Lawyer’s Clearinghouse. Suzanne is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.
Liz Manchester chairs the firm’s Charitable & Nonprofit Organizations practice. She advises nonprofit organizations regarding board education, fiduciary obligations, compliance, donor representation, endowment fund management, finance, reporting issues, governance, joint ventures and affiliations, and litigation planning and prevention. She also counsels nonprofits in connection with managing bequests and complex gifts for organizations, mergers and acquisitions, obtaining and maintaining tax exemptions, policies, political and lobbying restrictions, and tax. Liz is very active in civic and community organizations, serving as Immediate Past President of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Rhode Island, a Board member of the Taco/White Family Foundation and Chair of the Rhode Island Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council. She is also the Co-Chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Business Organizations and Nonprofit Committee. Liz is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Russell J. Stein advises businesses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, navigating the intricacies of U.S. Federal and State tax regulations, and advising nonprofit charities and charitable foundations on Federal tax regulations and State charitable regulations. Russell also provides guidance on joint ventures and partnerships between nonprofit and for-profit entities, including advice regarding state regulations and registration requirements involving commercial co-venture agreements. Russell serves on the board of directors of Thrive Scholars, a national non-profit helping high-achieving, low-income underrepresented students get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential. Russell is a former Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association Tax Section, and former Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association Tax-Exempt Fundamentals Committee. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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