Mr. LaPlante is a principal of the firm, with extensive experience in a variety of areas, including real estate, contract, business, leasing, zoning and land use, construction, and condominium law. A leading practitioner and recognized expert in the areas of complex real estate and business matters, Mr. LaPlante carries Martindale Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ rating based upon his peers ranking him at the very highest level of professional excellence. He is a frequent continuing education lecturer and author of treatises and seminar materials for attorneys and other professionals. In addition to counseling individuals, businesses, and financial institutions concerning property and business transactions, he also zealously litigates in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as before alternative dispute tribunals.
Born in Waterville, Maine, Mr. LaPlante obtained his B.S. in finance from the University of Connecticut and his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. LaPlante resides with his wife, Jacquelyn, and their two children in Scituate, Rhode Island, where he serves on the Town’s School Committee.
*AV® Preeminent™ is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.