The Providence Business News has selected Renée A. R. Evangelista, a trusts and estates partner at Day Pitney LLP, as an honoree in its 2022 Leaders & Achievers Awards program. Evangelista, also office managing partner for the firm's Providence office, will be honored at the 2022 Leaders & Achievers Ceremony on August 18 at the Aldrich Mansion in Warwick, RI.
Providence Business News' Leaders & Achievers Awards recognize the individuals based on their leadership, achievements and longstanding commitment to the business community. They are also recognized for their community service and mentoring efforts throughout the region. Among the industries the honorees represent are the health care, nonprofit, financial services, public relations, legal, gaming and manufacturing sectors.
"Renée is an outstanding trusts and estates attorney, and I am so proud to be one of her partners," said B. Dane Dudley, chair of Day Pitney's Individual Clients department. "She is so dedicated to her clients, her colleagues, and the firm, and she is a great role model and mentor to the next generation of attorneys."
Evangelista provides clients with sophisticated estate planning and estate settlement techniques to save clients gift, estate, and income taxes, while ensuring that their property passes according to their wishes. She is a trustee of numerous private trusts and has routinely served as executor of client estates. She regularly appears in Superior Court, representing trustees and trust beneficiaries on accounting actions and trust reformations.
Evangelista is active within her community and is currently on the international board of advisors for The Anthony Quinn Foundation and a board member of The Edward and Virginia Routhier Foundation. Additionally, she has served on the boards for several organizations, including Providence Children's Museum; Wheeler School of Providence, RI; Women's Sports Foundation, and International Tennis Hall of Fame, among others. Evangelista is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. She earned her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Additional information on the Awards program can be found here.