Patrick A. Guida

321 South Main Street, Suite 400 Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Firm: Duffy & Sweeney, LTD
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Duffy & Sweeney, LTD

Years In Practice

Phone Number (401) 455-0700

Patrick Guida is chair of the firm’s banking and finance practice. He has been providing legal services to institutional banking clients throughout New England for more than three decades. He previously served as in-house counsel for two major banks.

He is known for his precision in complex financing transactions, often representing institutional lenders and borrowers – including major banks – in deals involving historic redevelopment, economic development bonds, and private business acquisition and expansion. He has established a special expertise in financing of healthcare transactions. He is experienced in multi-million dollar syndicated and participated deals.

Patrick also represents major real estate developers in their project development, permitting, borrowing and leasing transactions, including major development projects within the Capital Center District in downtown Providence. Patrick brings to the table a wealth of alternative financing options that help divergent parties reach mutually beneficial accord and compromise during the negotiation process.

Patrick has represented several national and regional lending institutions in the structuring, documenting and implementation of numerous financing transactions including:

  • Major commercial and industrial development projects.
  • Federal and State historic tax credit redevelopments of several major, commercial and multifamily residential projects.
  • State and state agency issue industrial development bond transactions.
  • State and state agency issue health and educational institution bond transactions.


What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Patrick A. Guida
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Banking and Finance Law, Providence (2019)
  • Patrick was honored in 2014 as a Distinguished Service Award winner by the National Association of State Boards of Education; it is the highest honor the NASBE can bestow on a state board of education member.
  • Patrick was elected as a Fellow to the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers in 2011 and became the first member from Rhode Island. Election to the ACCFL is based on commercial finance law focus; preeminence in the field; and substantial contribu
Union College - New York
Graduated 1973
Contact Details and Office Locations
321 South Main Street, Suite 400
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
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