Recent Medical Defense Successes

Adam Pignatelli

­­­Mike Pignatelli and Adam Pignatelli recently achieved Voluntary Dismissals without payment of three lawsuits against physicians and two lawsuits against Hospitals.  Defending medical professionals in every arena, Mike Pignatelli and Adam Pignatelli also recently had these successes before New Hampshire professional boards: Vacated emergency suspension of a client’s license at a professional board hearing based […]

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. 

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.


Phase I of the bifurcated Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“DPU”) proceeding on potential revisions to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (“SMART”) Program is nearing its conclusion, while Phase II is likely to continue into 2022.  Both phases of the proceeding warrant attention from the solar industry.

New England State and Local Tax Forum

Stan Arnold, Chris Sullivan and Kathryn Michaelis, all serving on the Board of Trustees of the New England State and Local Tax Forum, are proud to announce the scheduling of the 2014 conference for Wednesday, November 19th in Newton, Massachusetts.

One Person’s Trash… How a Good Idea and Real Teamwork Can Make A Difference

Does it make sense to say that one could save 6,500 gallons of home heating oil each day just by taking out the trash?  Seems like a stretch, right?  It’s not just a stretch, it’s happening around the nation right now. If you follow the waste stream to and through a landfill, you’ll find what others discovered about 25 years ago.  Landfill gas can be captured and burned to offset our use of conventional fossil fuels.  So something we do every day without much thought can actually produce enough energy to save fuel oil each day.  Convert that energy to electricity and you could power up to 5,000 homes.