OUR MULTI-DISCIPLINE APPROACH

Law & Tax/Accounting, Together

At Nicholson & Associates we are committed to our clients, at both the business and personal level.  We can provide solutions to businesses and its owners.

Our clients work with a team of experienced professionals that can assist them with a wide variety of legal, management, financial and operational matters that face business owners on a daily basis.


Our Attorneys

Richard W. Nicholson, Esq., CPA - Managing Partner

Richard ("Rich") is the managing partner of the firm and leads the team of professionals that will help our clients navigate the way through complex business issues. In addition to his credentials as an attorney, Rich has earned his CPA designation, and has started several successful companies from the ground up. He now puts his practical business knowledge to work on behalf of his clients. Rich’s practice areas include business law and commercial transactions, civil litigation, real estate law and tax law.     


Contact Rich directly at rich@rilawcpa.com 

August E. Bigos, Esq. - Of Counsel

August ("Gus") is a Rhode Island native who is currently admitted to practice law in the state of Rhode Island.  In May 2017, Mr. Bigos graduated with honors from the Roger Williams University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bigos graduated summa cum laude from Salve Regina University in 2014, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice.  


Throughout his three years in law school, Mr. Bigos strived to become an exceptional student.  After completing his first year of law school, Mr. Bigos was invited to become a member of the Roger Williams University School of Law Honors Program based on demonstrating exemplary ability and achievement in his first year.  As a member of the Honors Program, Mr. Bigos had the unique opportunity to take three perspective courses focused on furthering and applying his legal knowledge and preparing him for practice. 


In addition, Mr. Bigos was accepted into the Roger Williams University School of Law Immigration Clinic during his final semester.  As a Student Attorney in the Immigration Clinic, Mr. Bigos represented indigent immigrants who were seeking lawful permanent residence in the United States or seeking to defend against removal proceedings.  


Finally, while attending law school, Mr. Bigos trained and became a certified volunteer tax preparer through the IRS and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  He used that training to complete over fifty pro bono experiential learning hours helping elderly and low income individuals in his community to prepare their taxes. 


 Education

Roger Williams University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2017

Salve Regina University

Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice, summa cum laude, 2014

Bar Admissions  

• Rhode Island   


Contact Gus directly at abigos@rilawcpa.com

David S. Francazio, Esq. - Of Counsel

  

David S. Francazio is Of Counsel in Nicholson & Associates, LLC’s Smithfield office.  He is a Rhode Island native whose practice focuses on corporate litigation and class actions.   David has extensive experience with each phase of litigation, including evaluating potential claims, preparing complaints, defeating (and winning) jurisdictional motions and motions to dismiss, obtaining fact and expert discovery, defeating (and winning) summary judgment motions, mediation, negotiating settlements, and trial. 


Education

Duke University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2014

Boston College

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, cum laude, 2011


Bar Admissions
• Rhode Island
• Massachusetts
• U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

• U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts

• U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Contact David directly at dfrancazio@rilawcpa.com

Robert A. D'Alfonso, III, Esq. - Of Counsel

  

Rob D'Alfonso became Of Counsel to Nicholson & Associates in October, 2018. His practice with Nicholson & Associates focuses primarily on civil litigation and corporate law. Rob has extensive civil litigation experience, having drafted and filed countless civil complaints, resolved civil matters through settlement, arbitration, and mediation, and successfully argued dozens of civil motions before Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts, including numerous motions to dismiss and/or for summary judgment.

Other than his time in law school, Rob is a lifelong Rhode Islander. He is licensed to practice law in the State and Federal Courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

Education

Georgetown Law

J.D., 2013; LL.M., 2014

Providence College

B.A. English, 2008


Bar Admissions

• Rhode Island 

• Massachusetts

• U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

• U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts 


Contact Rob directly at rdalfonso@rilawcpa.com 

Michael J. Riley, Esq. - Of Counsel

Contact Michael directly at mriley@rilaw.us

Gerard M. DeCelles, Esq. - Of Counsel

Contact Gerry directly at gmdlaw1@aol.com