Harrington & Rhodes, Ltd.

Harrington & Rhodes, Ltd.

Harrington & Rhodes, Ltd. offers a wide range of legal services to our business and individual clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.

Firm Overview

We are committed to providing the highest quality legal work and exceptional client service.

We have experience and expertise in all aspects of real estate law and are supported by a highly qualified staff that is ready to give assistance to all of our clients.
Main Office
Main Office
2750 S. County Trail
East Greenwich  RI  02818
  • 401-885-9393
Real Estate
Law Offices of Harrington & Rhodes, Ltd. will represent your Real Estate legal matters.
Transactions and Title Work
We represent individuals and businesses in the purchasing, financing, leasing and selling of all types of real estate, whether that is a single family "starter" home, or a large commercial property. We are agents for First American Title Insurance Company; Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

We represent both landlords and tenants in negotiating and preparing leases for, commercial and residential properties. We are also here if things go poorly and litigation becomes necessary.

Property Law Litigation
We represent individuals and businesses, including title insurance companies in all types of property law cases including easement issues and boundary disputes; title defects; adverse possession and tax appeals.

We can assist with obtaining all necessary state and local land use permits for any real estate project.

We represent individuals and businesses in all types of commercial financing. We represent lenders and have significant experience with SBA lending.

Business Formation
There are many types of business entities to choose from when starting a business. We can provide advice on the advantages of the different organizations and will work with you to make the choice best fitted for your situation.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales
We assist both large and small business owners in the purchasing of businesses, whether that is a stock or an asset purchase or sale. We can help with the planning, negotiation and drafting of the documents of transfer, including representing our clients at closing.

Estate Planning and Administration
We can assist you developing a document that will achieve your goals for the distribution of your assets so that your wishes are met. We also assist clients in the administration of estates and trusts, whether or not the estate is in probate or not, and whether the client is and administrator, beneficiary, executor or trustee.

Powers of Attorney
We provide both health care and financial powers of attorney, including "living wills" and "durable powers of attorney for health care" to express client's wishes in the future in case they are unable to do so.

Second Homes
We have over a decade of experience in representing clients purchasing vacation homes, investment properties and condominiums throughout all of Vermont. If you are considering purchasing a property there, consult us and we can either assist you with that transaction or make sure that you are represented by counsel who is experienced in the area and will take care of your interests.

Sheila A. Harrington, Esq.

A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, Sheila has been working in the legal field since 1986. Sheila began her legal career as a secretary, working full-time for a real estate attorney while attending Rhode Island College and Roger Williams University School of Law.

Since being admitted to practice law Sheila's primary focus has been on real property. The main areas of her practice include all facets of residential and commercial real estate transactions; from reviewing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements; preparing lease agreements, researching and reviewing titles to property; title insurance matters; financing and condominium conversions.

In her free time Sheila spends time playing golf, biking, relaxing at the beach and traveling.

Practice Areas: Civil Practice; Title Insurance; Real Estate Transactions; Land Use Permitting; Business Planning and Transactions; Probate; Condominium and Landlord/Tenant.

CV: Born, June 19, 1967, Providence, Rhode Island. Rhode Island College, B.A. 1994; Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D. 1998.

Admissions: Rhode Island, 1998; U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1999; Massachusetts, 2003; Connecticut 2005.
  • Roger Williams University School of Law

Christopher P. Rhodes, Esq.

After having practiced for 12 years in Vermont, Chris made the move to Rhode Island in January of 2002. His main areas of practice include all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, including title insurance matters. His practice also includes entity formation, acquisition, financing, permitting, construction law, leasing and sales of residential and commercial properties. Chris represents many small businesses, individuals, lending institutions and title insurance companies.

Chris was born in Palmer, Massachusetts and was raised in Rutland, Vermont where his parents, siblings and their families continue to reside.

When not practicing law Chris enjoys traveling, golf, skiing, and spending time at the ocean in his newly adopted state.

Practice Areas: Civil Practice; Title Insurance; Real Estate Transactions and Litigation; Land Use Permitting and Litigation; Business Planning, Transactions and Litigation; Personal Injury; Estate Planning and Probate.

CV: Born, July 29, 1965, Palmer, Massachusetts. University of Vermont, BA 1987; Vermont Law School, JD 1990.

Admissions: Vermont, 1990; US District Court, District of Vermont, 1991; Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992; Rhode Island, 2002; Massachusetts, 2002; Connecticut 2006; US District Court, District of Rhode Island, 2007.
  • Vermont Law School