Attorney Benjamin L. Rackliffe Named Partner at PLDO

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Managing Principal Gary R. Pannone today announced that Benjamin L. Rackliffe has been elevated to Partner.

“Ben has demonstrated all of the skills necessary to become a partner and he is a valued member of the team,” said Attorney Pannone. “We are extremely proud to recognize Ben as partner. He is a highly regarded lawyer in the business community and extremely dedicated to serving our clients at the highest level of excellence.”

Attorney Rackliffe is a member of the firm’s Business Law and Nonprofit Organizations teams. He concentrates his practice in the areas of closely held business and tax-exempt organizations. He is a frequent lecturer and is considered a leading authority in the areas of corporate and regulatory compliance. Attorney Rackliffe is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Roger Williams University School of Law Pro Bono Collaborative and on the Board of Directors of The Steel Yard.

Prior to joining PLDO, Attorney Rackliffe served as assistant general counsel to a hospitality and real estate development corporation and was also an associate attorney for a Rhode Island-based construction and engineering litigation firm representing multinational and U.S. contractor corporations.

Attorney Rackliffe earned his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in 2004 from Providence College, where he is a Special Lecturer for an undergraduate course entitled, Legal Environment of Business. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.

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About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, health care, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm is headquartered at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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