Our Firm

Advocacy Through Action

Our Firm

Advocacy Through Action

Our History

Our History

Who We Are

Who We Are

Rath, Young and Pignatelli merges traditional legal practice areas with legislative and public policy expertise. We have earned a reputation for achieving client success through skillful and creative advocacy in private party negotiations, before courts, regulatory agencies and legislatures.

Our professionals are leaders in key sectors of our economy where business and government intersect including business and finance, energy, tax, health care, environmental and insurance

1987

1987 With a team of 7 professionals, Rath, Young & Pignatelli opens its offices on Main Street in Concord, NH - one block from the State House.
1988 Founding shareholder Sherry Young named Legal Counsel for legislative matters to Governor Judd Gregg.
1989 On behalf of Northeast Utilities, RYP successfully advocates for the acquisition of Public Service Company of New Hampshire during a one-day special session of the New Hampshire State Legislature.
1990 RYP (particularly Tom Rath) assists in the confirmation of the nomination of David H. Souter by President George H. W. Bush as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1991 The Firm’s Practice areas have expanded to include, Litigation led by Mike Pignatelli, Environmental Law led by Sherry Young, Government Relations and Administrative Law, led by Tom Rath, and cutting edge Tax and Energy practices, led by Bill Ardinger and Curt Whittaker.
1992 RYP opens an office in Nashua
1993 Former shareholder Paul Barbadoro is nominated by President George Bush and confirmed as a Judge of United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
1996 RYP moves to office space at One Capital Plaza Concord, NH
2008 Bill Ardinger is appointed by Governor John Lynch to serve on the Board of Trustees for the University System of New Hampshire
2011 The Firm, through Tom Rath, partners with the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Dartmouth College and Binnie Media to produce a Republican presidential candidate debate in Hanover, NH.
2012 RYP celebrates its 25th anniversary.
2012 The Firm’s Tax Group is a founding member and organizer of the New England State and Local Tax Forum.
2012 Former shareholder Ann McLane Kuster is elected to Congress for the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire.
2013 Former shareholder Lucy Hodder is named Legal Counsel to Governor Maggie Hassan.
2015 RYP has grown to almost 50 employees, with offices in Concord, Nashua and Boston.

2015

With a team of 7 professionals, Rath, Young & Pignatelli opens its offices on Main Street in Concord, NH - one block from the State House.

1987
1988

Founding shareholder Sherry Young named Legal Counsel for legislative matters to Governor Judd Gregg.

On behalf of Northeast Utilities, RYP successfully advocates for the acquisition of Public Service Company of New Hampshire during a one-day special session of the New Hampshire State Legislature.

1989
1990

RYP (particularly Tom Rath) assists in the confirmation of the nomination of David H. Souter by President George H. W. Bush as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

The Firm’s Practice areas have expanded to include, Litigation led by Mike Pignatelli, Environmental Law led by Sherry Young, Government Relations and Administrative Law, led by Tom Rath, and cutting edge Tax and Energy practices, led by Bill Ardinger and Curt Whittaker.

1991
1992

RYP opens an office in Nashua

Former shareholder Paul Barbadoro is nominated by President George Bush and confirmed as a Judge of United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

1993
1996

RYP moves to office space at One Capital Plaza Concord, NH

RYP adds a strategic consulting component, The Rath Group. The Firm acquires the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Stalter and Kennedy, adding a Boston office and strengthening its real estate practice.

2005
2008

Bill Ardinger is appointed by Governor John Lynch to serve on the Board of Trustees for the University System of New Hampshire

The Firm, through Tom Rath, partners with the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Dartmouth College and Binnie Media to produce a Republican presidential candidate debate in Hanover, NH.

2011
2012

RYP celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The Firm’s Tax Group is a founding member and organizer of the New England State and Local Tax Forum.

2012
2012

Former shareholder Ann McLane Kuster is elected to Congress for the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire.

Former shareholder Lucy Hodder is named Legal Counsel to Governor Maggie Hassan.

2013
2015

RYP has grown to almost 50 employees, with offices in Concord, Nashua and Boston.

1987

1987

With a team of 7 professionals, Rath, Young & Pignatelli opens its offices on Main Street in Concord, NH - one block from the State House.

1987
1988
1988

1988

Founding shareholder Sherry Young named Legal Counsel for legislative matters to Governor Judd Gregg.

1989

1989

On behalf of Northeast Utilities, RYP successfully advocates for the acquisition of Public Service Company of New Hampshire during a one-day special session of the New Hampshire State Legislature.

1989
1990
1990

1990

RYP (particularly Tom Rath) assists in the confirmation of the nomination of David H. Souter by President George H. W. Bush as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

1991

1991

The Firm’s Practice areas have expanded to include, Litigation led by Mike Pignatelli, Environmental Law led by Sherry Young, Government Relations and Administrative Law, led by Tom Rath, and cutting edge Tax and Energy practices, led by Bill Ardinger and Curt Whittaker.

1991
1992
1992

1992

RYP opens an office in Nashua

1993

1993

Former shareholder Paul Barbadoro is nominated by President George Bush and confirmed as a Judge of United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

1993
1996
1996

1996

RYP moves to office space at One Capital Plaza Concord, NH

2005

2005

RYP adds a strategic consulting component, The Rath Group. The Firm acquires the Boston, Massachusetts law firm of Stalter and Kennedy, adding a Boston office and strengthening its real estate practice.

2005
2008
2008

2008

Bill Ardinger is appointed by Governor John Lynch to serve on the Board of Trustees for the University System of New Hampshire

2011

2011

The Firm, through Tom Rath, partners with the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Dartmouth College and Binnie Media to produce a Republican presidential candidate debate in Hanover, NH.

2011
2012
2012

2012

RYP celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2012

2012

The Firm’s Tax Group is a founding member and organizer of the New England State and Local Tax Forum.

2012
2012
2012

2012

Former shareholder Ann McLane Kuster is elected to Congress for the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire.

2013

2013

Former shareholder Lucy Hodder is named Legal Counsel to Governor Maggie Hassan.

2013
2015
2015

2015

RYP has grown to almost 50 employees, with offices in Concord, Nashua and Boston.