Maine Modifies Net Energy Billing Programs

Eric Asquith and Chuck Willing discuss a change in law affecting eligibility of renewable energy projects over 1 megawatt for Maine’s net energy billing programs.


RYP’s Mike Lewis and Cassy Moran’s Victory for Free Speech

In an opinion released April 17, 2023, the Rockingham County Superior dismissed a 396-page defamation lawsuit against an RYP client who reported sexual assault allegations to a local media organization. The motion to dismiss filed on behalf of our client argued that the statements she made to the media were protected by the state and […]

Ruling raises the question: What isn’t an enforceable web-based contract?

Senior litigator Michael S. Lewis, also an adjunct contracts law professor who has published scholarship in the subject area, analyzes a recent federal court decision considering the enforceability of the terms and conditions of a web-based consumer-facing platform.  Lewis notes the need for attorneys and web designers to be on the same page with regard […]

NLRB Order Changes Rules on Severance Agreements

The NLRB recently issued a ruling that reinstated the strict traditional rule that employer-offered severance agreements cannot be conditioned on certain non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions.

FTC Takes Aim at Non-Compete Clauses

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission published a proposed rule that would ban (and importantly, nullify existing) non-compete agreements with limited exceptions. The rule would go into effect 60-days after it becomes final. Employers would have 180-days after publication of the final rule to comply. Under the proposed rule, a “non-compete clause” includes […]

Michael Lewis and Cassandra Moran Address the Severe Shortage of Attorneys for Criminal Defendants Across the State

New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Union Leader reported on a New Hampshire Supreme Court case involving a criminal defendant who was receiving inadequate medical care at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections. RYP’s team included Michael Lewis and Cassandra Moran, who were appointed to represent the defendant at the request of the judiciary to address the severe shortage of attorneys for indigent criminal defendants across the state.

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 […]

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 […]

2023 Best Lawyers

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