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  • Attorneys Ralph B. Gillis and Stephanie F. Friedel Expand Duffy & Sweeney Team

    The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is pleased to announce the addition of Ralph B. Gillis and Stephanie F. Friedel to its attorney team.

    As a senior associate, Ralph Gillis continues his practice in the banking-finance, business law and real estate areas, representing banks and business clients. He 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.

    Gillis was recognized by Rhode Island Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.

    A resident of Lincoln, Rhode Island, Gillis is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and a 2006 graduate of Villanova University. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

    As an associate, Stephanie Friedel guides a wide range of clients from global businesses to shareholders to individuals through many stages of litigation. 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 earlier this year, Friedel 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.

    A resident of Providence’s East Side, Friedel is a 2015 graduate of Boston University School of Law and a 2011 summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern University. She is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.

    Headquartered in Providence, Duffy & Sweeney, LTD. was founded in 1996 by Michael Sweeney and Robert Duffy. The firm provides strategic legal counsel to U.S. and international businesses and individuals ranging from start-ups and emerging growth entities to established, private and public companies.

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