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We are mourning the loss of our friend, partner, mentor, advisor, and colleague, Rick Nadeau. Rick passed on February 22, having fought valiantly for two extremely difficult years against two different cancers.
Rick touched the lives of his clients, the business community he served, and most of all of those who worked here at PS&H. His loss will be felt in the firm, especially for his role in mentoring and supporting young lawyers with his tough love approach (which, as anyone who knew him understood, was a façade of tough and a whole lot more love). He helped us expand the firm and instill a sense of hard work and excellence in our lawyers. He helped lead the firm, as a practice group chair, a member of our Executive Committee and, quite simply, by how he practiced law.
We know his loss also will be felt by his clients, many of whom were with him for decades and share our sense of loss, not just professionally, but personally. Emblematic of the quality of lawyer and person Rick was, shortly before he passed, he received a note from the borrower on a deal he closed for the lender – “You are an exceptional person! Your professional approach, demeanor, and willingness to get it done speaks high volumes. I am blessed to know and work with people like you.” These words exemplify the Rick we knew.
We will remember Rick’s last couple of years for the courage he displayed and for his devotion to his clients, but we will remember him for so much more than that. Our hearts and prayers go out to Merrie and Rick’s two sons, Matt and CJ, whom he loved dearly. We are all so very thankful that we got to call him partner and, even more than that, friend!