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Henry R. Kates

Business Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 5 years
    Massachusetts - MA 33 years
    Rhode Island - RI 40 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2018
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

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H. Kates, LLC
1 Richmond Sq Ste 228 W
Providence, RI, 02906-5136


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Posted by Kevin | February 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Attorney for business growth
I am an entrepreneur and have worked with many different attorneys in the process of launching and growing a number of different businesses. As a client of Henry Kates, I have found Henry's council to be extremely useful in shaping our agreements for funding, contracts, support work, talent and more. Henry's value to us has included his business building perspective that extends well beyond legal support. In many ways, Henry has become our go-to source for sound business advice coupled with legal work that enables growth rather than inhibiting it because of adversarial legal posturing. I can enthusiastically recommend Henry for any client seeking to have their legal work contribute strongly to incentivizing business growth.
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Posted by Gayle | February 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Need a lawyer for business? Look no further.
Attorney Kates is a rarity. He combines a deep foundation of law and business with common sense, developing practical solutions for even the most complex problems. I have used Attorney Kates to both open and close businesses and for a myriad of transactions in between for my for-profit businesses and as an adviser for several large, non-profits for which I volunteer. Attorney Kates's breath of experience and attention to detail set him apart, and he quickly becomes a trusted business partner. I recommend Attorney Kates without reservation for any organization, whether for-profit or non-profit.
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Posted by Lynne | February 6, 2016
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Greater Providence YMCA
The Greater Providence YMCA has legal needs that range from complex land issues to quick reviews of contract clauses. In all cases, Henry Kates responds quickly breaking down the issue to a specific legal point that can be addressed and resolved. He is able to provide guidance in negotiating solutions that are satisfactory to all. When we are not able to resolve a matter to our satisfaction, Henry clearly identifies the ramifications of any compromise necessary and helps us arrive at a decision. Henry is readily available for a quick phone call to answer a pressing question for immediate resolution. We have great confidence in Henry and have comfort that we can rely on his advice and expertise.
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Posted by Dan | February 5, 2016
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Outstanding Business Attorney
It is with absolute pleasure that I provide you with my highest recommendation of Attorney Henry Kates. We hired Attorney Kates in 2003, and he has been our legal counsel and business advocate ever since the first introduction. Atty. Kates has extensive experience in representing the small business community, and as a former CEO of a business, he brings keen insight and outstanding commitment to solving issues. Henry knows that the legal system is the last place you would want to solve your problems, but if you need that option - as the last option - he is going to prepare you for winning. And we have done just that. We were challenged by clients that failed to own up to contracts, and Henry guided us down the best paths to resolve our differences. When employee issues popped up, and they always do, Henry was there to help us sort out how best to resolve the issues. If you need a business attorney that will look out for your every best interest, one that has vision, intelligence, and a commitment to success in a market with many choices for attorneys, Attorney Henry Kates should absolutely be your first - and last - call. In a word to describe Henry, we would confidently say, "excellence."
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Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)


  • George Washington University
  • JD
  • 1983
  • Tufts University
  • B.A.,
  • 1980


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • 1983 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Law Review
  • George Washington University Law School
  • 1982
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Tufts University
  • 1980

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Henry R. Kates
Business Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 40 years