Joseph Avanzato

  • Undergrad School: Cornell University (B.A., 1981)
  • Law School: American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1988)
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Firm: Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
One Citizens Plaza
8th Floor
Providence RI 02903
United States

Joseph has achieved notable success for his commercial litigation, construction, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, health care and technology clients—and recognition by his peers and legal organizations for top performance—by working to understand clients’ underlying business issues and goals, and then tailoring innovative solutions to their complex problems. His client-focused approach also extends to numerous Asian clients, helping guide them through the American legal system. Having worked in Japan and other Asian countries for four years, Joseph is attuned to cross-cultural issues and conversant in Japanese.

The veteran trial and appellate litigator has successfully handled multi-million dollar cases for varied businesses in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and federal courts. He has also represented clients in major bankruptcy and receivership cases in Rhode Island, and often advises clients on structuring complex transactions to minimalize the risks of potential bankruptcy.

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