Pat Gasbarro has 50 years of experience in the practice of corporate and business law, as a close advisor to privately held businesses, including start up, formation, acquisition, operations and sale.  He has substantial experience in analyzing, structuring and documenting business transactions, and negotiating and drafting complex agreements.


Brown University - A.B., 1966
Boston University School of Law - J.D., 1969

Work Experience:
· HINCKLEY, ALLEN & SNYDER LLP (1983-2009), Partner - Corporate and Business
· NEW ENGLAND ELECTRIC SYSTEM (Now National Grid) (1971-1983); Assistant General Counsel (1979-1983); Counsel, Narragansett Electric Company (1976-1979)
· RHODE ISLAND LEGAL SERVICES, INC., Attorney(1970 - 1971)
· RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT, Law Clerk to Associate Justice Thomas Paolino (1969 - 1970)
Bar Admissions: Rhode Island; Massachusetts (Retired)
Civic Involvement:
Brown University - Associated Alumni and Association of Class Officers - President of Class of 1966
Brown Club of Southwest Florida - Board Member and Treasurer

Alpha Delta Phi Association (RI) - Former Secretary and Director

World Affairs Council of Rhode Island - Former President & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center (UMass - Dartmouth) - Former Advisory Board Member

White House Conference on Small Business 1995, Washington, DC - Elected Delegate

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center - Former Chairman of Advisory Council

Village Condominium Association, Waterville Valley, N.H .-  Former Board Member and President

Waterville Valley Property Owners Association - Former Treasurer and Board Member

Brown Forum for Enterprise - Former member of Steering Committee

Professional Affiliations:

Rhode Island Bar Association - Honored as 50 year member; Former Member House of Delegates; Former Member Business Organizations Committee

TerraLex®, a worldwide network of attorneys - Former Representative; Former Chair - Practice Group Programs Committee; and Former North American Chair - Energy Sector Practice Group

Special Honors:
"Judicial Edition AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell  
“Best Lawyers in America” in the category of “Corporate Law”  

"Boston's Top Rated Lawyers" in the category of Business and Commercial

"Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in American Law" and "Who's Who in the World"
  Chambers USA “America's Leading Lawyers for Business” in the category of Corporate/Commercial
"New England Super Lawyer"; "Rhode Island Super Lawyer"; "Massachusetts Super Lawyer"
 TerraLex® Distinguished Service Award (2007)
Publications and Lectureships:

"Public Private Partnerships -Understanding Benefits and Minimizing Risks" - Moderator for the Terralex Americas Regional Meeting, Denver, Colorado (June, 2008)

"Taxation of Intellectual Property Transfers", Providence Business News (November, 2001)

"Reasons for Not Offering Equity to Employees", Providence Business News (October, 2001)

"Creating Value from Intellectual Property", Providence Business News (April, 2001)

"Sources of Equity - Angels, Venture Capital and IPOs", Providence Business News (October 1997)

"Use of Tax Policy to Raise Growth Capital," Providence Business News (October, 1995)

"Focus on Rhode Island Regulation: Restructuring Electric Utility Industry," Competitive Utility Newsletter (October, 1995)

"Understanding Commitment Letters and Loan Documents," presented at Capital Connection, Bryant College (June, 1995)

"Structuring a Business to Grow," presented at New England Regional National Innovative Workshop (June, 1995)

"A Guide to Contract Negotiations," The Practical Lawyer (April 1983)

"How to Select and Use Lawyers," Citizens Law Quarterly (also distributed in pamphlet form by various organizations)

"Purchasing and the Law" speech to New England Gas Association

"Conservation and Power Production Considerations" (pamphlet)

"Energy Contracting in the Unregulated Energy Marketplace", presented to New England Healthcare Engineer

Lecturer on "Legal Considerations for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Designers and Artists" at The Center for Design and Business

• Speaker/Moderator at numerous programs at the Advanced Technology & Manufacturing Center