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Sean O'Leary

Sean, who became a member of O’Leary Law Associates in January 2008, brings a wealth of complex commercial litigation experience in various federal and state courts and arbitration.

For approximately a decade, Sean practiced law in New York City, focusing on the representation of domestic, multinational and foreign corporations, partnerships and institutions in all aspects of civil litigation, including high-stakes disputes regarding contracts, corporate transactions, catastrophic business torts, intellectual property, insolvency, construction and real estate.

Currently, Sean is engaged in the representation of various corporations, partnerships and state/municipal departments and agencies, in complex commercial litigation matters and transactions, as well as commercial and residential real-estate transactions. Sean is also a Superior Court Arbitrator, accepting appointments by the Superior Court to serve as arbitrator in civil actions pending before the Court.

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James O'Leary

The founding member of O’Leary Law Associates, Jim has been practicing law in Rhode Island for over four decades.
Jim has extensive experience in the areas of federal housing and state housing law and policy, nursing home and assisted living facility financing and programs, complex bank financing, and equity/tax-shelter syndication.

Jim has represented many of his individual clients in connection with their lifetime and testamentary issues and strategies, including trust and estate administration, and the drafting of a broad range of trust and estate planning documents. Additionally, Jim advises closely-held businesses, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and private foundations with regard to buy-sell planning/business transfer strategies, succession planning, trust and planned-giving techniques.

Alexander Friedman

Alex joined O’Leary Murphy, LLC, as an associate attorney in July of 2019. Alex is passionate about his work, and works tirelessly to meet his client's objectives and obtain maximum results.

After passing the Bar Examination in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Alex began his practice in the area of personal injury. However, over the course of his legal career, Alex has acquired an impressive and diverse array of experience, and that experience now informs his current practice.

Alex's experience and current focus includes matters involving commercial and residential real estate, corporate law, complex civil litigation, contract law, commercial transactions, construction law, condominium law, project planning and development, zoning, personal injury, estate planning, probate, landlord/tenant disputes, general dispute resolution, and other matters.  A true law enthusiast, Alexander is driven by curiosity and is always willing to take on challenges.

Alex earned both a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 2013; and earned a J.D. from the Roger Williams University School of Law, graduating in 2017.

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Stephen M. Almeida - Of Counsel

Stephen was born and raised in Rhode Island. After graduating summa cum laude with his Bachelor's degree in Legal Studies from Roger Williams University, Stephen attended the University of Baltimore School of Law for one year before returning to Rhode Island in 2010 and completing his Law School education at Roger Williams University.

Stephen was admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in 2012 and began working on an Of Counsel basis at the Law Offices of Douglas J. Darnbrough, P.C. in Fall River, MA. Stephen started his own practice in January of 2013 in Fall River, with a main practice area in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Attorney Almeida practices in various areas of the law with most of his representation involving civil litigation of all varieties, small business advisement, criminal defense work, and representing commercial-sized landlords throughout Bristol County.

Attorney Almeida is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Bristol County (MA) Bar Association. His main office is located at 215 Bank Street in Fall River, MA.