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Kas R. Decarvalho

Business Attorney at Johnston, RI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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About Kas

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Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. With nearly 20 years of expertise and specific focus on business and transactional law, his practice includes business structuring and formations, financing, mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include private businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is also the founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc., a non-profit entity providing training and life skills to inner-city youth.

Mr. DeCarvalho is also an active community volunteer, presently serving on the boards of multiple nonprofit and business development organizations, including the Providence Economic Development Partnership, the Greater Providence YMCA, RI Public Television, Thurgood Marshall Law Society, The Metropolitan Career and Technical Center (The MET School), the Providence Athenaeum, Oasis International and Progresso Latino. He is also an appointed member of the Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, an member of the Rhode Island Commodores and is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island/Omega Class. He has been recognized for his skills as a corporate attorney in the New England edition of Super Lawyers.


Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
1310 Atwood Avenue, Suite 215N
Johnston, RI, 02919

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Posted by Lindsay | December 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincere and professional
Kas has a unique way of weaving a sincere individual touch to the professional field of law. I was pleasantly surprised by his warmth; generosity; and humor weaved into his stellar knowledge and experience. Kas is a gem and someone I can full heartedly trust to be on my side.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I called Kas to set up an appointment to talk about a legal situation that arose on a short film project I was working on. Kas instead shared his excellent advice on the spot, and got me moving towards a solution in less than an hour. Thanks, Kas! Next time, I will come to you much sooner in the pre-production process!
Response from Kas Decarvalho May 31, 2017
It was absolutely my pleasure, and I'm glad I was able to steer you in the right direction!


  • Hourly Rates $ 175-450 per hour
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Fontaine DeCarvalho & Bell LLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
  • 1999 - 2003


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • BA
  • 1993
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • 1989
  • RJ Reynolds High
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Joint Venture Dispute
  • Positive


  • RI Judicial Tenure and Fitness Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Greater Providence YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Providence Athenaeum
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Progresso Latino
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Metropolitan Career and Technical Center
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rhode Island Commodores
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society
  • Member, Chair
  • 2004 - Present
  • Providence Economic Development Partnership
  • Board Member, Treasurer
  • 2002 - Present
  • United Way of Rhode Island
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Quonset Development Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Leadership Rhode Island
  • Omega Class, Board Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Community Service Award
  • Oasis International
  • 2015
  • Forty Under Forty
  • RI Business Journal
  • 2008
  • Forty Under Forty
  • RI Business Journal
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

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Business Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Kas for almost 20 years and have worked with him on a variety of matters. He's also become a good friend and I've had many opportunities to observe him as a civic leader and family man in addition work as an attorney. Kas is a creative, imaginative, "can do" lawyer and I am happy to recommend him without any reservation."
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