Chris Graham, co-partner-in-charge of Edwards Wildman's
Providence office and co-chair of the firm's Business Law Department, discussed the state of the Rhode Island legal industry in National Law Journal. In the article, "Big Struggles Remain for the Nation's Smallest State
," Graham said, "The Rhode Island economy was chasing Michigan for the bottom of the barrel for a number of years. It makes it a challenge for law firms to grow and expand." Furthermore, Graham added, "The estate tax is still a killer here — the exemption is a shade under $1 million."