Who We Are

Our team brings excellent legal qualifications, a team approach and a record of true stewardship to our client and community matters.

Seth Handy

Seth Handy has more than 20 years of experience in energy, land use and real estate, environmental, finance, municipal, commercial and litigation matters.

Seth practiced law at Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, LLP from 2008 through 2010. At CRF, he grew a strong energy law practice, helping municipalities, developers, industry specialists and public interest groups implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and seek positive reform of state and federal energy policies. He also did significant work on environmental matters, real estate and general business issues and helped clients resolve their disputes.

He practiced law at Edwards & Angell LLP from 1996 through 2005 where he was a member of the litigation and environmental practice groups.  Seth focused on litigation, environmental, land use, real estate/construction, municipal and general commercial law.

From 2005 to 2008, Seth was the Development Director of the Dynamo House project for Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc. He oversaw development of the former Narragansett Electric power plant on the Providence River into a mixed-use office, hotel and retail development that included the Heritage Harbor Museum.  Among other roles, he shepherded building acquisition, remediation, design, entitlements, tenanting, and bank and equity financing, turning the developed project over to SBER’s construction team.

Seth graduated from Harvard College with honors in 1990. He was a member of the varsity squash and lacrosse teams and wrote his thesis on William Shirer’s experiences with Nazi Germany and Mahatma Gandhi. After working as an environmental consultant with USEPA, he got his JD and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in 1996. At VLS he wrote a law review note on licensing hydropower projects and clerked for Justice Ernest Gibson on the Vermont Supreme Court.

Seth has spoken and written numerous articles on environmental, energy and litigation issues. He and his wife Charlotte have 3 children and live in the Fox Point section of Providence. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Helen Anthony

Helen AnthonyHelen Anthony, a Connecticut native, returns to New England after spending the last ten years in Missouri.  Helen brings her energy, fresh perspective and significant public sector experience to Handy Law, LLC.

Helen, an elected member of Columbia, MO’s City Council, spearheaded the City’s first comprehensive land use plan.  Columbia, home to the University of Missouri, has experienced explosive growth.  As a former Planning & Zoning Commissioner and Attorney, Helen used her skills to bring together diverse constituencies to create a land use plan that fostered continued economic growth while preserving Columbia’s quality of life.

In Missouri, Helen served on the Board of Trustees for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and worked on a number of political campaigns to elect progressive women to local, state and federal office.  Currently, she serves on the City of Providence Zoning Board of Review and volunteers at the Crossroads Women Shelter and at the RI Coalition For the Homeless free legal clinic at the Mathewson Street Church in Providence.

Helen graduated from Colby College, Waterville Maine and received her J.D. from New England School of Law.  She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Missouri and Rhode Island.

Our Team

A network of skilled professionals stand ready to support our work efforts as necessary to serve our client’s needs.


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