Attorney DeAscentis has proudly and carefully negotiated the firm through the 2020 pandemic by adding remote service capacity while continuing to supply safe in-person counseling and representation. In this extraordinarily challenging year he: supplied legal counsel in conjunction with a $16.8 million dollar credit facility for a medical complex; navigated and successfully concluded two solar field leasehold projects for the land owners; assisted in the development of a small subdivision and creation of a homeowners association for lands on the Westport River; was successful in curing title deficiencies affecting several tracts of land for a local winery and vineyard; represented a nonprofit affordable housing corporation in its acquisition and development of residential properties for low and moderate income individuals; counseled a 125 year old nonprofit residential school in its successful search for its first new Executive Director in over 30 years. 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for nonprofits, two of which Attorney DeAscentis serves. He was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for YMCA Southcoast, which provides services through its six facilities from the Cape Cod Canal to the Rhode Island border. He also continues to serve on the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River. Attorney DeAscentis is particularly proud of the Y’s continued commitment to its education and wellness initiatives during these difficult times. He admires the creative diligence of the Narrows staff in providing streaming opportunities for musicians and audiences alike. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”.