“These three talented and skilled lawyers will continue our firm’s tradition of unparalleled legal counsel and client service,” explained PS&H Managing Partner Howard Merten. “We are so very proud to call them Partner,” he continued.
Travis McDermott joined PS&H in 2011, after starting his legal career at Latham & Watkins in New York City. He represents clients in a wide variety of complex litigation matters before both state and federal courts, focusing primarily on commercial and employment disputes, and environmental and land use issues. A native of Rhode Island, McDermott was a technical writer and sales consultant for a R.I.-based automation and technology company before pursuing his career as an attorney. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, and received a Master’s in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Alexandra Pezzello focuses her practice on commercial lending and real estate, where she represents lending institutions and borrowers in asset based, commercial and industrial, real estate and mezzanine finance transactions. Clients also rely on her counsel regarding commercial real estate transactions, commercial leasing, business formation, public finance transactions, and corporate compliance matters. Prior to joining PS&H in 2010, Pezzello served as a law clerk to the Hon. William P. Robinson III of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law.
Lawrence Sheh serves as outside counsel to an interesting range of start-up and established businesses including web-based, software, clean energy, medical device, professional practices, restaurants and food product companies, and real estate developers. He provides his clients with a strategic and practical perspective on matters throughout the company’s life cycle; everything from choice of entity formation, equity and debt financing, shareholder and partnership agreements, commercial real estate leases and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and exit strategies. Sheh earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School and joined PS&H in 2016.