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Nick is a corporate attorney with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance.  He has broad financial expertise as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Nick’s transactional experience ranges from representing companies in mergers, acquisitions, and recapitalizations, including asset and stock deals on both the buy-side and sell-side.  Nick represents companies in all stages of business, including emerging and developing companies, established private middle-market businesses, and public companies.

Nick is active in the healthcare industry and serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state’s largest health insurer.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island.


  • Represented Covia Holdings Corp. (NYSE:CVIA), a leading provider of mineral-based and material solutions for the Industrial and Energy markets, in the $105 million sale of its subsidiary The Winchester and Western Railroad Company, a Class III short line railroad with over 100 miles of track, to OmniTRAX, Inc.
  • Represented the Nashville & Eastern Railroad Corp. (NERR), Nashville & Western Railroad Corp. (NWR), Transit Solutions Group, a commuter rail operation, and three related operating entities in their merger and sale to R.J. Corman Railroad Company.
  • Advises a NYSE-listed owner and manager of casino operations on corporate and contract matters.
  • Represented a private Dutch holding company in the cross-border acquisition of a controlling interest in a leading Boston-based national fish and seafood distributor with over $160 million in annual revenue.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer of polymer films and pressure sensitive tapes for the automotive and aerospace industry, with $50 million in revenue, in its reorganization and sale to a NYSE publicly traded specialty engineered materials company.
  • Represented a privately-held regional leader in the integrated solid waste services industry in its $90 million sale to a NYSE publicly-traded waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services company.
  • Represented a leading IT services firm with $140 million in annual sales, in its reorganization and sale, creating a company with $525 million in revenue and 1,400 employees.
  • Represented a national plumbing, heating, and cooling company in its reorganization and stock sale for a purchase price in excess of $20 million along with sale of shareholders’ commercial real estate portfolio for a purchase price exceeding $30 million.
  • Acted as outside counsel to a regional blood banking, blood services, and blood-testing laboratory business in its merger with a national blood banking and laboratory conglomerate.
  • Represented several purchasers and sellers of independent insurance agencies in multimillion dollar transactions with a variety of deal structures.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Associate (2018-Present)
  • Duffy & Sweeney, LTD
    • Associate (2016-2018)
  • Bogue, Moylan + Marino, LLP (now Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP)
    • Associate (2015-2016)


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2016
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), 2011

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Board of Directors (2016-Present), Audit Committee Vice Chair, Finance Committee Member
  • Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island, Board of Governors (2017-Present)
  • Town of West Warwick Pension Board (2011-2016), Chairman (2013-2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) - New England Chapter
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island

Speaking Engagements

  • Providence College, Accounting Capstone Course, “Risk Management and Corporate Governance” (2017)
  • Rhode Island Foundation, “Nonprofit Board Governance” (2017)
  • Brown University, Watson Institute for International Affairs, “Financial Management of Nonprofits” (2015)
  • Bryant University, Master of Science in Taxation Program, “Choice of Entity and Legal Practice” (2015)
  • Rhode Island Society of CPAs, “Beginning Your Practice in Public Accounting and Industry” (2015)
  • Brown University, Business, Entrepreneurship, & Organizations Program, “Corporate Governance” (2014)

News & Insight

Firm News

Hinckley Allen Welcomes Seven Attorneys to the Firm

September 4, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome the following attorneys to Hinckley Allen: Shasky L. Clarke, Lisa M. DeFronzo, Nicholas A. Denice, Amanda A. Garganese, Richard A. Goulding, III, Gina K. Kim, and Jenna M. Montesano.