401-723-1122 Pawtucket Office

401-667-4888 North Kingstown Office

Business & Commercial Law

Rhode Island Business & CORPORATE LAW Attorneys

Pawtucket Small Business Formation Lawyers - Service with Integrity

At Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, our Rhode Island business and corporate attorneys carry on the firm's legacy of providing practical and effective legal counsel. Our clients include business start-ups and well-established companies, neighborhood stores and regional financial institutions. As business lawyers, we are committed to providing consistently high-quality representation, crafting lasting solutions, and building long-term attorney-client relationships, while remaining focused on helping our clients achieve their goals.

Our business law services:

Choice of entity: Our attorneys assist start-up companies and companies in transition with selection of the proper legal entity, limited liability company (LLC), sub-S corporation, C-corporation, partnership, or other entity, that provides the appropriate protection from tax and personal liability while maintaining the flexibility necessary to take advantage of business opportunities.

Business contracts: Our corporate lawyers draft and review articles of incorporation and bylaws, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, shareholder buy-sell agreements, purchase and sale contracts, vendor contracts, commercial lease agreements, and other business contracts.

Business law services for financial institutions: We provide effective representation designed to meet the unique needs of the banking industry and credit unions.

Dissolution of businesses: We protect our clients' interests during reorganization or dissolution of partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations.

Commercial litigation: Attorneys at our firm are resolute advocates and pragmatic strategists when assisting clients in the resolution of business disputes, seeking to resolve every issue as efficiently and economically as possible. We handle all types of business disputes, including commercial collections, breach of contract, and employment disputes.

If you would like to speak with a member of our business and corporate practice about your legal needs, please contact our Pawtucket, Rhode Island office at 401-723-1122. A member of our staff will make arrangements for you to meet with an attorney with the appropriate qualifications.

Commercial Litigation

Providence Commercial Litigation Lawyers

Rhode Island Contract and Partnership Dispute Attorneys

When representing a client involved in a business dispute, lawyers at our Rhode Island firm, Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, never lose sight of our primary goal: helping our client resolve the matter in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Our commercial litigation attorneys work closely with each client when designing a strategy for resolution of a dispute by evaluating the client's goals, resources, and tolerance for risk. Whether by settlement or at trial, the litigators at our firm provide forceful representation.

Our commercial litigation services include the following:

Contract disputes: Our lawyers represent companies involved in disputes involving breach of contract, specific performance, non-payment/commercial collections, and other contract issues.

Commercial real estate disputes: Our attorneys handle boundary disputes, zoning enforcement disputes, construction disputes, evictions, and other disputes related to the sale, purchase, lease, or development of commercial properties.

Landlord/tenant disputes: Our firm represents landlords and tenants in commercial and residential lease disputes and evictions.

Employment disputes: We represent businesses in disputes regarding employment contracts, covenants not to compete, and other employment issues.

We value the long-term relationships that we have forged with members of the Rhode Island business community and offer comprehensive counsel to serve the needs of companies in today's dynamic business environment. Our attorneys are available when our clients need them – if a client calls our office, we will often handle the question at that time. As business and commercial law attorneys, it is our objective to help our clients avoid or quickly resolve business disputes.

If you are involved in a business dispute or you would like to discuss strategies for avoiding litigation, please contact our Pawtucket office at 401-723-1122 to arrange to meet with a member of the firm.

Closely Held Businesses

Experienced Rhode Island Attorneys For Family Owned & Closely Held Businesses

If you own or operate a family-owned business or closely held company you know that decisions you make on a daily basis impact can directly impact your bottom line. That is why it is best to choose a Rhode Island lawyer who understands your business, and your community, and recognizes the importance and value of cost-effective and quality legal representation.

The attorneys of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, have been representing and advising Rhode Island business owners for more than 85 years. Our firm offers a dynamic legal team with experience representing all types of businesses from startups, to limited liability corporations and corporations.

Our Rhode Island lawyers for family-owned and closely held businesses provide legal help for all types of business and commercial legal issues, including:

  • Business formation: Are you wondering what the best legal structure is for your new Rhode Island business? Do you have questions about what is involved in changing your business structure from a sole proprietorship to an LLC or S-corp?
  • Governance: We help you create and understand the importance of operating agreements and complying with corporate formalities.
  • Contract disputes: Whether the company has a dispute between the owners or with another business, we can help you protect your interests.
  • Closing a business: From dissolution issues to wrapping-up an LLC or selling businesses, when the time comes to end a business, there are many important legal matters that must be addressed.
  • Business succession planning: If you want to pass your business to your heirs or plan for the future, our attorneys will meet with you to understand your unique situation and develop a plan to meet your goals.

Within the Rhode Island legal market, our firm is proud to provide a personal service for our clients. Larger firms may provide impersonal service, and solo practitioners may not be able to meet the complex demands required for some companies. As with all our clients, our Rhode Island business attorneys understand that the advice we give will directly impact our clients' business bottom line, and we are committed to providing quality, cost-effective advice in all cases.

Providence Business Law Lawyers

Whether your business involves buying and selling websites, delivering fuel, landscaping or real estate holdings, our Rhode Island business attorneys will take the time to learn about your company. We work to understand your goals so that we can provide the most cost-effective legal representation possible and help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about how we can help closely held businesses, schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our Rhode Island law office. Contact our Providence law firm or call our offices at 401-723-1122. We serve clients throughout the state of Rhode Island, including in Pawtucket and Providence.

Why Choose Us ?

We know clients have a lot of choices when it comes to legal representation. We value our clients, and our top priority is serving them well.


Our firm has been in business, proudly serving clients and our communities since 1926.


Our attorneys have been practicing law for more than 30 years.


We are top in our fields of speciality. Our attorneys are successful and committed.


Serving our community is important to us. Our goal is to help our cities thrive in all areas.

Areas of Law

Residential Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Business & Commercial Transactional Law


Closely held Business Law

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Landlord-Tenant Law



150 Main Street, 2nd Floor South

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone : 401-723-1122

Fax : 401-726-6140

185 Tower Hill Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Phone: 401-667-4888

Fax: 401-667-6379

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Attorneys at the Rhode Island law firm of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, serve clients in communities including Providence, Pawtucket, East Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Cumberland, Lincoln and Central Falls, Rhode Island.

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