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Desautel Law is a leading litigation firm in Rhode Island for environmental law, energy and utility law, and land use law matters. The Firm has the experience and connectivity to take on the most complex problems in today’s economy.


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“Patrick, Marisa and their staff have always been attentive and compassionate to my needs … I strongly recommend Patrick and Marisa for any legal needs you may have as they have exceeded my expectations time and again. In short, they are the attorneys you want on your side.”

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“Marisa proactively offered insight and counsel, which helped me to avoid an adverse outcome.”

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“My company needed help with environmental compliance and I was looking for a firm with experience in contaminated real property transactions. They guided me through the regulatory maze concerning soil contamination and remediation.”

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Desautel Law provides a comprehensive scope of legal representation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with respect to environmental law and permitting, energy law and licensing, land use law and zoning/permitting and civil litigation related to these areas of law.

Marisa Desautel

Marisa Desautel

Managing Attorney

Call: 401.477.0023
Email: marisa@desautelesq.com

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

Of Counsel

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Email: patrick@desautelesq.com

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Rhode Island Corporate Environmental Law
Rhode Island Corporate Environmental Law

Environmental law governs much of a corporation’s activities. Corporate strategies should consider corporate environmental law and integrate regulatory compliance in all areas: development and strategy, manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and transportation and disposal. In Rhode Island, liability extends to corporations for any corporate environmental law violations asserted by government and third parties. Environmental law questions arise for corporate entities in…

Why You Need an Attorney for Commercial Land Use
Why You Need an Attorney for Commercial Land Use

Commercial land use is regulated in Rhode Island by State and local environmental laws. If you own a commercial real estate property in Rhode Island these environmental laws will affect your project. To stay within those laws and regulations, you need reliable information. The government sets parameters for projects throughout Rhode Island related to land use that include water usage,…


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