AP&S proudly names Hamza Chaudary, Leslie D. Parker and Brenna A. Force as shareholders of the firm effective January 1, 2020.
Hamza has significant experience in cases involving real estate, land use and zoning matters, including all phases of development and permitting. Moreover, Hamza has successfully litigated land use and zoning matters in the Rhode Island Superior Court and Supreme Court, including winning a case on behalf of a client on a matter of first-impression. Hamza also uses his prior real estate experience in delivering results for clients in municipal tax appeal cases. Hamza is Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Hamza received his B.A. with Honors in Public Policy and Law from Trinity College and his J.D. from Washington and Lee School of Law.
Leslie is a litigator who focuses on commercial matters and healthcare law. She has represented clients in a wide array of disputes that include contractual claims, business torts, banking laws, fraud, and administrative law. Leslie also helps clients navigate the health care system in Rhode Island, including the Hospital Conversion Act, Certificate of Need and Change in Effective Control proceedings, Medicaid regulations, and issues of insurance, professional liability, and fraud. She regularly represents health care entities and providers in business disputes, as well as before state and federal regulatory agencies. Leslie also has significant experience in advising cannabis clients on the legal and regulatory framework relevant to conducting a legal cannabis business, including issues of licensing, litigation, and regulatory compliance.
Leslie received her B.A. from University of Michigan and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Brenna’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts across multiple jurisdictions. She has extensive experience representing businesses in a wide array of subject areas, including claims involving banking, class actions, intellectual property, shareholder disputes, employment, vendor disputes, consumer protection, and torts. She has served as second chair in three trials, all of which resulted in favorable verdicts for her clients, and has successfully argued dispositive motions and drafted appellate briefs. Brenna also frequently represents clients in arbitration before FINRA.
Brenna received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.