Innovative Successful Solutions Crafted at the Intersection of Business and Public Policy

Client Insight Matters

Innovative Successful Solutions Crafted at the Intersection of Business and Public Policy

Relations

Since our founding, RYP has recognized the significance of the interaction between business and government, as well as the relationships between regulators and those industries that are regulated.  Our professionals, many of whom have state and federal government experience, understand the complexities and demands of those connections and how to balance regulatory concerns and policy considerations with fundamental business practices. Our success comes from the recognition of these key principles and our ability to fashion outcomes for our clients that acknowledge the importance of this balance.

Advocacy

Our professionals have the depth of experience with the court system, governmental agencies and the legislature to advocate for our clients in the appropriate forums.

Policy

Representation of our clients includes our understanding of, and participation in, the development of sound legal policy. This key component of our firm’s history adds depth to our legal representation of our clients and maintains our valued position in the legal field.

Client Insight Matters

Why Insight Matters

RYP’s Kathryn Michaelis Speaks at New England State and Local Tax Forum

On November 16, 2022, the New England State and Local Tax Forum held its 11th annual conference in Newton, Massachusetts.  RYP’s Kathryn Michaelis presented an update on New Hampshire and Vermont state tax developments.  Michaelis is the Vice President of the Forum, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to state tax education in New England that was founded in 2012 by Stan Arnold, who was formerly an RYP colleague and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration.  Highlights included New Hampshire’s Study Commission on Worldwide Reporting, New Hampshire’s treatment of capital losses within a combined group, and Vermont’s recently-enacted corporate income tax reform package.  The 2022 conference

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Vermont Enacts Major Corporate Tax Reform Package

After significant debate in the Vermont legislature, a major corporate income tax reform bill was passed this year, impacting corporations for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.  Five major changes were enacted, namely:  (1) a shift from a three-factor formula to a single sales factor, making Vermont the last state in New England to adopt single sales factor; (2) repeal of the “80/20” rule to require all U.S. corporations to be included in the unitary group and to exclude all foreign corporations; (3) repeal of the “throwback rule” for sales originating in Vermont to the federal government or to a state where such sales are not taxable;

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2023 Best Lawyers

We are proud to honor nine of our attorneys who have been named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America List.

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Welcoming the Addition of Hage Hodes Attorneys

Effective June 1, 2022, the Concord-based law firm of Rath, Young & Pignatelli, P.C. (RYP) is pleased to announce the expansion of its law firm with the addition of four attorneys from the Manchester-based boutique law firm of Hage Hodes.  Principal Jamie Hage and his colleagues will be joining RYP’s 30 legal and government relations professionals, who are leaders in key sectors of the economy where business and government intersect, including specialized practices in energy, tax, healthcare, medical malpractice, litigation, environment, financial institutions and insurance.  In addition to Jamie Hage, attorneys Douglas Miller, Katherine Hedges and Grayson Shephard collectively bring decades of experience in serving individuals, businesses and institutions in business law, litigation, intellectual property and real estate matters. 

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Alexandria Russell and Ken Bartholomew Report on Remote Work in Post-Pandemic America

More than a year ago, many if not most businesses in New Hampshire faced the decision to either curtail operations or find new and creative ways for employees to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employers had to and continue to navigate through a myriad of pandemic-related issues, including employee furloughs or layoffs, wage and hour issues, leave requests and the creation of new policies dealing with the safety and health of employees during the pandemic. Now, as the state vigorously pursues vaccination efforts, employers will have challenges about what a post-pandemic “new normal” will look like for them and their employees.  Read the full article, published in the New Hampshire Bar News (April 2021) here.

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