We are pleased to welcome Ralph B. Gillis and Stephanie F. Friedel to our Duffy & Sweeney attorney team.
As a senior associate, Ralph Gillis will continue his practice in the banking-finance, business law and real estate areas, representing banks and business clients. Prior to joining D&S, Ralph was in-house counsel for a renewable energy company and practiced in the banking group of a prominent Rhode Island law firm.
Ralph has handled all types of commercial finance and general business transactions for companies, large and small, including real estate and renewable energy developers, among others.
He has represented banks in numerous commercial loan closings and loan modifications throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including financing for multi-million dollar land developments.
As an associate, Stephanie Friedel guides a wide range of clients from global businesses to shareholders to individuals through many stages of litigation. Before joining D&S, Stephanie spent more than four years at local law firms in Providence, and completed an externship at the First Circuit Court of Appeal and a fellowship in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
She routinely appears in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island Courts advocating for her clients in discovery disputes, mediation and arbitration, obtaining injunctive relief, and engaging in dispositive motion practice.
Since joining the firm in February of this year, Stephanie successfully barred a claim for half a million dollars against an estate in a Rhode Island Probate Court. Most recently, she defeated a motion for summary judgment in Providence Superior Court concerning a dispute between a local business and a contractor.