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Carlotti, S

Stephen J. Carlotti

Partner

Steve practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general business and legal management issues. He has served as general counsel to a variety of businesses and governmental entities with a special emphasis on firms engaged in manufacturing and distribution. Steve represents clients, both public and private, throughout the United States in the life insurance, manufacturing, and real estate industries. His other clients include business corporations in a variety of industries ranging from the jewelry industry to high technology.

Experience

Reported Cases

  • IN RE ADVISORY OPINION TO THE GOVERNOR, 504 A.2d 456 (R.I. 1986)

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (1972-1989, 1992-Present)
    • Managing Partner (1986-1989, 1992-1996)
    • Of Counsel (1989)
    • Associate (1970 - 1972)
  • The Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company
    • Senior Executive Vice President/General Counsel/Chief Operating Officer (1989-1991)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers of America® (2001-2019) Lawyer of the Year (2011-2012) Recognized for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for the category of Corporate/Commercial
  • Super Lawyers, Rhode Island (2007-2017)
  • Appointed Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission (2007-2009)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient; BV® Rating
  • Meritorious Service Medal, Recipient (1970)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • AAI Foster Grant, Inc., Director (1992-2002)
  • AMTROL, Inc., Vice Chairman & Member of the Executive Committee (1996)
  • Board of Governors, R.I. Country Club (1994-2007)
  • Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline (2010)
  • Healthcare Provider Services, Inc., Chairman (2000-2004), Member (1994)
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman (2007-2009)
  • Outlet Communications, Director (1990-1996)
  • Rhode Island Country Club, President (2005-2007)
  • Rhode Island Public Expenditures Council, Director (1998)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Rhode Island, 1966
  • United States Federal Courts (several circuits)
  • United States Supreme Court, 1972
  • United States Tax Court, 1972

Speaking Engagements

  • Setting The Stage: Preliminary Considerations, presented at the “Mergers and Acquisitions From Start To Finish” seminar, sponsored by NBI, 2/2011

News & Insight

Publication

Real Estate & Tax Update: IRS Reverses Course on Partnership Tax Implications of Bad Boy Guarantees

April 22, 2016

Real estate investors will be relieved to know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reversed course on a controversial position.In our March client alert,[1] we reported that the IRS released Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) 201606027[2] on February 5,…

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IRS Advice on Bad Boy Guarantees Should Concern Real Estate Investors

March 28, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published advice that raises concerns for investors in real estate partnerships1. The published advice changes the tax implications for investing partners when a partnership’s real estate financing document inc…

Firm News

Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

April 25, 2019

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2019 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 3, 2018

Hinckley Allen is proud to announce that the 2018 edition of Chambers USA has recognized several of the firm’s practice areas and attorneys for their outstanding work.Chambers USA rankings are based on extensive in-depth interviews with attorneys and cli…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 26, 2017

The Chambers USA 2017 edition, has named 18 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields.The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2017 guide include: William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Christopher H.M. Ca…

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Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

June 10, 2016

The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2016 guide include: E. Jerome Batty; William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Michael J. Connolly; Scott E. Cooper; Margaret D. Farrell; Robert G.

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Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 19, 2015

Publication Recognizes 20% of the Firm’s PartnershipThe Chambers USA 2015 edition, released on May 19, has named 21 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2015 guide include: E. Jerom…

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Case Study

Restructure governance provisions of a private university

Hinckley Allen advised the board of a private university. The firm completed a comprehensive restatement and restructuring of corporate by-laws and university governance policies subsequent to the removal of chairman of the board.