Attorney at Law
For the past twenty years, Nicole has practiced law primarily in the areas of residential and commercial
real estate conveyancing and financing. Prior to being admitted to the Rhode Island Bar, Nicole worked in this area as a legal
secretary and paralegal for nearly ten years. In addition to her real estate conveyancing background, Nicole also has experience
in other real estate land use matters including applications for property subdivisions, planning/zoning board relief and building
In addition to being a co-owner and founder of Ocean State Title, Nicole is the owner and sole member
of The Law Firm of Nicole J. Shannon, LLC which offers legal representation in several disciplines including wills and trusts,
estate planning, corporate formation and annual reporting, land use and real estate quiet title actions. Nicole received
her Bachelor of Arts at Boston College in 1992 and her Juris Doctor at the Roger Williams University of School in 1997. A
lifelong resident of Rhode Island, she now resides with her family in Cumberland.
You can contact Nicole directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joann B. Cournoyer
Co-Founder and Paralegal
has been a paralegal in Rhode Island for over 35 years. She has spent most of her career working primarily in the
field of real estate conveyancing and is now a co-owner of Ocean State Title & Escrow, LLC. At Ocean State
Title, Joann provides assistance as a paralegal assisting our attorneys in the residential real estate closing process.
She is also primarily responsible for managing Ocean State Title's various
escrow accounts, including preparation of daily disbursements and account reconciliations.
Throughout her lengthy career, Joann has fostered and maintained
valuable relationships with various realtors, lenders and other real estate professionals throughout Rhode Island.
her degree in Paralegal Studies from Johnson & Wales University in 1987. A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, she
now resides in North Kingstown.
You can contact Joann directly