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PBN: Five Questions with Joseph DiOrio

Attorney Joseph M. DiOrio, principal of the Law Office of Joseph M. DiOrio Inc., recently received a lawyer of the year award from Best Lawyers for the category of banking and finance law. DiOrio talked with Providence Business News about why he received the award, how he got into banking and finance law and what trends he’s seeing in Rhode Island. PBN: Congratulations on your award. Why did you receive it? DIORIO: I am very honored to receive this recognition. I am fortunate to handle a wide variety of commercial legal transactions in the banking and finance arena. Based on a peer-review process, Best Lawyers bestows this recognition annually to a single lawyer in each practice and major metropolitan area. PBN: What is your professional background and how did you get involved in commercial banking and finance law? DIORIO: I started as a law clerk and then was hired as an associate at a firm called Tobin & Silverstein where I had the opportunity to work with financial institutions right at the start of my career. I was extremely lucky to work with and learn from distinguished lawyers like Bentley Tobin (deceased), Judge Michael A. Silverstein, Merrill Sherman and others. As my career progressed, I represented lenders in many areas including financings, workouts, foreclosures and insolvency proceedings. PBN: What trends are you seeing in the world of banking and finance law? DIORIO: My sense is that lending, in general, is picking up although Rhode Island may be a bit behind […]