Edward D. Pare III, Senior Associate at Savage Law Partners, LLP

Practice Groups:
Business and Civil Litigation
Commercial Loan Recovery
Construction Law
Corporate and Business
Land Use and Zoning
Public Sector/Governmental Services Real Estate and Conveyancing
Receivership and Insolvency
Renewable Energy & Environmental

Edward D. Pare III, Partner

Email: epare@savagelawpartners.com
Phone: 401.238.9009
Fax: 401.648.6748

Ed is a Partner, concentrating his practice in commercial and corporate business matters and litigation, public sector and governmental services, receivership and business insolvencies, and complex civil litigation. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and the state courts of Massachusetts.

Before joining the firm, Ed served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Francis X. Flaherty of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and in the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, where he was assigned to Associate Justice Michael A. Silverstein, who presided over the Rhode Island Superior Court’s Providence County Business Calendar. Ed graduated from the Roger Williams University School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. During law school, Ed worked as a legal intern and extern in a number of offices, including: the Office of Executive Counsel to the Governor of Rhode Island; the Chambers of Chief Judge William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island; the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division in Washington, D.C.; the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General; and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island.

Ed graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island, receiving a B.A. in both History and Mathematics. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

  • 2016, Roger Williams University School of Law
  • 2013, University of Rhode Island

All State and Federal Courts in:

  • Massachusetts State Courts
  • Rhode Island State and Federal Courts
  • Represented a media agent through trial in successfully defending against claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty and ultimately recovering a jury verdict and monetary judgment on a counterclaim for breach of contract, leading, among other things, the cross-examination of the opposing party.
  • Represented an international fashion brand in successfully protecting its intellectual property rights, obtaining temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief and a monetary judgment against a foreign infringer for domain-name cybersquatting, cyberpiracy, and trademark infringement.
  • Represented a subcontractor in successfully obtaining a significant monetary judgment after prevailing on an argument that a subcontract’s pay-if-paid clause was void as against public policy.
  • Assisted in the representation of a specialized manufacturer in successfully resolving a complex products liability dispute.
  • Assisted in the representation of a leading cannabis company in the resolution of disputes concerning an arbitration clause, a forum selection clause, and a complex contractual dispute.
  • Represented a pair of residents before a local town council, successfully opposing a proposed amendment to the local zoning ordinance that would have rezoned an abutting property.
  • Represented a local small business in obtaining nearly one million dollars in insurance coverage following a total loss caused by fire, without proceeding to litigation.
  • Represented a local business in successfully resolving a pre-litigation dispute over insurance coverage following a significant water loss.
  • Served as counsel to the Court-appointed special master of a regional, non-profit substance use disorder treatment company, managing, maintaining, and preserving relationships with a vast network of vendors and successfully negotiating numerous creditor claims, while successfully working to maintain operational status quo during a nine-month pre-sale period.
  • Served as counsel to the Court-appointed receiver of various properties, pursuant to Rhode Island’s Abandoned Properties Act.
  • Served as counsel to a Court-appointed receiver in various matters, including, among other things, the going-concern management and subsequent liquidation of a local restaurant and the oversight and subsequent auction of abandoned property in a local storage unit.
  • Represented a municipality through an appeal to the Rhode Island Supreme Court concerning a dispute over eligibility for payments in lieu of taxes under Rhode Island law.
  • Counseled a small business in avoiding litigation concerning a dispute over a compromised business email account and wire transfer.
  • Assisted in the representation of businesses and individual shareholders in complex litigation matters, managing high-volume electronic discovery and drafting extensive pre-trial and dispositive motions.
  • Restoring the Character Evidence Rule: Reconsidering Evidence of Crimes, Wrongs, and Other Acts in Rhode Island, 21 Roger Williams U.L. Rev. 399 (2016)