Our attorneys helped a client plan, apply, negotiate and advocate for a new local development. The proposal included wide ranging zoning issues. The application attracted attention from municipal leaders, town staff, abutters, and local citizens. Through effective preparation and argument, the proposal won universal approval.

A new client approached Callaghan & Callaghan with a multi-faceted issue. Years earlier they had constructed a residential boating facility (dock) off their South County property. Unbeknownst to them, the dock had been constructed at an incorrect angle. The error did not arise until their neighbor sought to construct their own dock. After a notice of violation was issued by a regulatory agency, Callaghan & Callaghan was able to sit down with all parties. Through a creative and innovative negotiation Callaghan & Callaghan was able to preserve the location of our client’s facility and craft a solution that benefited the entire neighborhood. It was an extremely gratifying and successful result for all parties.

A Callaghan & Callaghan client recently closed on a multi-million dollar transaction. Our client purchased a very valuable longstanding business with a substantial client base. Callaghan & Callaghan assisted their client in all aspects of the deal. We advised our client in the negotiation and drafting of the purchase and sale as well as the asset purchase agreement. We also conducted the title search, title work, and closing. Our clients came away with a promising business at a quality price. We worked with our client to achieve optimal results.

Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys recently won a hard fought regulatory appeal for a South County client. At numerous times in the litigation, Callaghan & Callaghan was informed by opposing government counsel that their case was hopeless. Callaghan & Callaghan’s review of the applicable statutes and regulations unearthed both due process and administrative issues. After a hearing on the motions, the agency withdrew its objections. Callaghan & Callaghan’s client was allowed to renew an extremely valuable license that is no longer available through any application process.

Callaghan & Callaghan recently helped a young family achieve a life long dream of owning a small business. Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys assisted their clients in negotiating both the purchase and sale for real property and the asset agreement for the existing business. Our attorneys appeared before a local city council to successfully and efficiently execute transfer of the existing liquor license. We also advocated for our clients before multiple state agencies and local boards regarding tax, lottery, and victualing issues.

Callaghan & Callaghan helped a client from Massachusetts purchase a beautiful second home in Newport, Rhode Island. Callaghan & Callaghan assisted client in all aspects of purchase and sale, title search/policy, and closing.

Recently Callaghan & Callaghan secured a favorable decision from the PUC in a dispute over water services. A local water authority attempted to impose an extremely expensive and, in our opinion, unnecessary regulation upon a commercial client. Callaghan & Callaghan presented witnesses and evidence to show that the regulations were burdensome and impractical. After hearing and briefs, Callaghan & Callaghan prevailed – saving their client tens of thousands of dollars in fees, costs, and construction expenses.

In the spring and summer of 2013, Callaghan & Callaghan helped a local contractor navigate municipal regulations for purchase and renovation of a local historic building that had been underutilized and empty for many years. Through consultation with local planning officials, Callaghan & Callaghan secured comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments so client could renovate and improve the property and neighborhood.
“After 129 years, new life for Old Theatre in Wickford” North East Independent, July 18, 2013

Through collaboration with developers, engineers, architects, and planners, Callaghan & Callaghan secured a unanimous vote for master plan approval for a large scale project before a local planning board. The mixed use design features senior housing, single-family homes, affordable housing, commercial units, and green space.

A local family ran into issues during rehabilitation of a building on their property. They reached out to Callaghan & Callaghan to advocate on their behalf for zoning board approvals. Due to the unique site of the home on the property, Callaghan & Callaghan successfully advocated for a special use permit to establish legal use for an existing structure and for a dimensional variance to allow for construction of an addition within the established set back area. The zoning board unanimously approved the request.