Matt Plain appointed to Rhode Island Foundation Professional Advisory Council 


PROVIDENCE – Matthew R. Plain was recently appointed to the Rhode Island Foundation Professional Advisory Council.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island, providing leadership, fundraising and grantmaking activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations. Its Professional Advisory Council is comprised of lawyers, accountants, financial and insurance planners, brokers/money managers, and other estate planners, in recognition of the critical advice and assistance they provide to the future of philanthropy in Rhode Island.

Plain is a Partner at Barton Gilman focusing his practice on education law, including school governance, administrative law, labor and employment, special education, and contract drafting and disputes. In addition, Plain is currently serving his second term as an elected member of the East Greenwich School Committee. In this capacity, he chairs the district’s policy subcommittee and serves on the negotiating team. Plain also teaches Education Reform and Policy at Roger Williams University School of Education. He is a former public school teacher and holds a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. Plain received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law.

Plain has been named a 2018 Best Lawyer in America in Education Law, a New England Super Lawyer Rising Star, and a 40 Under Forty honoree by Providence Business News.

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is a leading civil litigation law firm with offices in Boston, Providence and New York. Our experienced attorneys represent a variety of clients in a wide range of matters, and our trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, as well as before various administrative agencies. Barton Gilman and its attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades, including 2018 Champions for Justice, 2015 Outstanding Philanthropic Business, Best LawyersBest Law FirmsBest Places to Work Rhode Island, and Super Lawyers, to name just a few.

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