The Best Lawyers in America

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara Attorneys are Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ©  2020 Edition

Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara are named “Lawyers of the Year” in the Providence area.

Rhode Island – August 15, 2019 – Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Principals Gary R. Pannone and William E. O’Gara were recently recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the Providence area for Securities/Capital Markets Law and Litigation – Labor and Employment, respectively. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and the designated metropolitan location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The award reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. 

Negative Leadership, Lacking the Traits.

Years ago, I transferred out of a department where the manager was a leadership failure. In fact, he was considered a poor leader by the senior leadership team. Unfortunately, due to his strong political alliances, he was able to keep his job and survive. There are many known traits of a leader, some are defined by theorists, and this person lacked every single one. Trait theory defines five key attributes of a leader: Capacity, Achievement, Responsibility, Participation, and Status. Let’s agree to take some literary license here and call him “Bob Blank”.

Capacity:   Bob Blank lacked the basic qualities for capacity as a leader. When presented with challenges to solve, he consistently sought inward looking solutions. When offered alternatives, his pattern was to either ignore it or alter the solution so that it no longer resembled the original idea. He often did not pay attention to details. When told of a large group moving into a facility under his control, he thought the information was a joke, and actually laughed. He consistently ignored other commonplace problems, such as staffing, until they became so out of control, they were brought to the attention of the VP.

Achievement:   Bob Blank’s leadership achievements are suspect.  Bob’s degree has nothin g to do with his career path, and it is not clear how that degree qualifies him for the roles he held in Business Development or Finance. As far as subject matter expertise, it quickly became apparent that he lacked basic understanding of new business acquisition. He consistently requested that he be provided with many examples of job descriptions, status charts, and many other materials. His “knowledge” proved to be very limited.

Berg’s Eye Communications


         It can be hard for some people to understand what they see in front of them. Other people might not grasp the complex world that they live in either. That may hold true for anyone trying to fathom the way stock markets and the financial world works and what the daily results mean for their customer’s short-term and long-term prospects.

         For Ronald Kent, president of Spinnaker Asset Management, located on 3970 Post Road in Warwick, such topics as figures, trends, and mapping out the financial future for his clients are just the types of issues he wants to handle.

         From growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania, then graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering to finding his true calling—helping clients secure their financial future—Kent realized early that asking questions drives him to success.

         “I always wanted to know how things worked,” said Kent, who devoted four decades toward learning his craft. “I saw the markets and wanted to know why stocks fell when good earnings reports came out, and why they rose when the opposite occurred. After investing a small amount of money and achieving a measure of success, I was intrigued to learn more.”

Automated Business Solutions Makes Strategic Additions to their Ranks

Automated Business Solutions Inc is proud to announce the addition of three highly respected, experienced, and talented members to our team. Alan Albergaria, President, and CEO of Automated Business Solutions commented that “Our continuous investment in the best talent in our industry is what makes us New England’s premier provider of Office Solutions and IT Services. Our customers deserve and expect the best, and you can only do that if you have a team with the talent to deliver!”

David Aulisio joined our company taking on the role of Vice President of Business Development, Mike Ardry was promoted to General Manager of the Connecticut Market, and John Papa was hired as our Production Specialist serving the New England market.

David Aulisio has a BA in Economics from Hamilton College and an MBA in Marketing from St John’s University. David’s twenty-three-year career includes both sales and Senior Executive leadership positions, initially for Canon Inc. in the New York market and most recently for a dealership in the Connecticut market. This diverse experience gives David a depth of business knowledge that makes him uniquely qualified to help our clients make the most intelligent choices for their business office productivity needs. He will also be instrumental in expanding our team’s ability to confidently offer more solutions in both Production Print and Managed IT Services.