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.

Lawsuit on Behalf of a High School Athlete

New Hampshire Union Leader reports on a cutting edge lawsuit filed by RYP’s sports law team in a case examining the legality of eligibility rules imposed by NHIAA.  RYP’s team includes Mike Lewis and Grayson Shephard.  The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that NHIAA’s rules never received public input under the NH Administrative Procedures Act […]

RYP Lawyers Respond to Crisis in New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Bulletin reported the perspective of former homicide prosecutor and senior litigation partner, Michael Lewis, on New Hampshire’s crisis in indigent criminal defense resources.  Lewis and RYP’s team of litigators were asked to respond to the state’s loss of public defense resources in August 2022 by the state judiciary.  He and other top […]

Rath, Young and Pignatelli Representing Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, LLC

Mike Lewis, Mike O’Neil, and Rath, Young and Pignatelli represent Schleicher & Stebbins Hotels, LLC, a group of 23 hotels, in a COVID-19 business interruption case, which is currently before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The New Hampshire Business Review recently published an article discussing the case: Click here to read NHBR article.

Recent Medical Defense Successes

­­­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 area, 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 […]

Rath, Young and Pignatelli Recognized for Protecting Legal Rights of Children

Mike Lewis

Attorney Michael Lewis and his team of litigators have achieved a series of substantial victories for NH children and those who seek to protect the rights of children in NH.  From the child-victims of abuse at the Sununu Center (otherwise known as YDC), to adopted parents, grandparents, guardians, whistleblowers, and others seeking to protect children, […]