Our Firm
Advocacy Through Action
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.

Our Story
1987
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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.
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1988
Founding shareholder Sherry Young named Legal Counsel for legislative matters to Governor Judd Gregg.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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1992
RYP opens an office in Nashua
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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.
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1996
RYP moves to office space at One Capital Plaza Concord, NH
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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.
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2008
Bill Ardinger is appointed by Governor John Lynch to serve on the Board of Trustees for the University System of New Hampshire.
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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.
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2012
RYP celebrates its 25th anniversary.
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2012
The Firm’s Tax Group is a founding member and organizer of the New England State and Local Tax Forum.
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2012
Former shareholder Ann McLane Kuster is elected to Congress for the 2nd Congressional District of New Hampshire.
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2013
Former shareholder Lucy Hodder is named Legal Counsel to Governor Maggie Hassan.
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2015
RYP has grown to almost 50 employees, with offices in Concord, Nashua and Boston.
2015
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Who We Serve
Significant Clients. Challenging Issues.
We advise clients on complex renewable energy projects, federal and state tax controversies, regulatory and transactional matters in the health care, corporate, insurance, banking, real estate, and environmental context. We advocate for our clients in state and federal courts in controversies including commercial business disputes, medical malpractice, insurance, and litigation
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Commitment to Community
Life is more than work.
We are exceptionally proud of the communities where we and our families live and thrive. Learn more about our involvement with the community.
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