Kas R. DeCarvalho

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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 over 20 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader, his practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, technology and artificial intelligence, intellectual property, international transactions, and business ethics and compliance law. His clients include for profit and nonprofit organizations, and individuals seeking advice with business formations, funding, general company operations and culture, and crisis management.

In addition to his legal practice, Attorney DeCarvalho has co-founded multiple product development and licensing ventures, as well as a martial arts studio.  He is an active community volunteer and has served on various state, municipal and nonprofit boards, including the Quonset Development Corporation, the Providence Economic Development Partnership, Thurgood Marshall Law Society, United Way of Rhode Island, the Greater Providence YMCA, Providence Athenaeum, the Providence Public Library, Rhode Island PBS, the Metropolitan Career and Technical Center (“The MET School”), Community Works RI, Engage RI, the International Institute, Oasis International, and Progresso Latino.

For his community leadership and career achievements, he has received numerous awards and recognitions. He has been named in the New England Super Lawyers publication, selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions, received the peer-evaluated Professional Excellence in Law Award in 2020, 2021 and 2022 from Rhode Island Monthly, a distinction recognizing only 5% of attorneys in the area, was twice named to Providence Business News’ “40 Under Forty,” and was selected Class Speaker by members of his Leadership Rhode Island Omega Class of 2004.

Attorney DeCarvalho earned both a B.A. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He serves on the Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline and is a member of the Rhode Island Commodores, a prestigious nonprofit leadership organization that promotes economic development.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Transactions
  • Business Formation and Financing
  • Technology/Artificial Intelligence Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Business Ethics and Compliance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island

Honors and Awards

  • Professional Excellence in Law Award, Rhode Island Monthly
  • Super Lawyers
  • 40 Under 40, Providence Business News
  • Best Lawyers in America

Education/Professional Associations


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1999
  • University of North Carolina
    • B.A. – 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline
  • Rhode Island Commodores
  • Leadership Rhode Island, Class of 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Quonset Development Corporation
  • Providence Economic Development Partnership
  • Thurgood Marshall Law Society
  • United Way of Rhode Island
  • Greater Providence YMCA
  • Providence Athenaeum
  • Providence Public Library
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • Metropolitan Career and Technical Center (“The MET School”)
  • Community Works RI
  • Engage RI
  • International Institute
  • Oasis International
  • Progresso Latino
  • Community Works

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