The Concord based law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli has announced the formation of a government relations and public affairs affiliate to be called RYP Granite Strategies. RYP Granite Strategies is an expansion of the law firm's existing government relations practice group, which represents national, regional and state corporations, along with a number of non-profit organizations. Rath, Young and Pignatelli, with offices in Concord and Nashua, NH, as well as Boston and Vermont, has been a leading regional law firm for more than 30 years. It was one of the first New England law firms to offer government affairs representation alongside legal services.
Sherilyn Burnett Young, president of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, said the creation of RYP Granite Strategies is part of the firm's continuing effort to stay ahead of the evolving expectations of government, corporate and nonprofit leaders with respect to government relations.
"It has always been very important to us to be forward-thinking and out in front of what our clients need and expect. RYP Granite Strategies will provide more flexibility for the firm, the government relations arm, and most importantly, for clients," said Young.
RYP Granite Strategies will continue to be led by veteran lobbyist David G. Collins, who will serve as President. The Granite Strategies team consists of government relations professionals who have strong bipartisan relationships and a wide range of experience in the public and private sectors. Gina R. Powers, who has been with the firm for 11 years, will serve as the Director of Government Relations. Glenn A. Wallace, whose background includes journalism, education, executive branch staff and state agency administration, will be the Manager of Government Relations. Richard M. Parsons, a former legislative staff aide with previous lobbying experience in New Hampshire and South Carolina, will serve as Senior Government Relations Coordinator. David McKillop will serve as Government Relations Advisor.
Along with its network of regional and statewide relationships, the group maintains a longtime membership in The Advocacy Group (TAG), a premier international government and public relations organization.
About RYP Granite Strategies: RYP Granite Strategies is a registered trade name of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. that provides government relations and public affairs services on behalf of clients before New Hampshire's Executive and Legislative branches. The Granite Strategies team is comprised of accomplished professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents, bipartisan relationships and an understanding of the legislative process that helps clients navigate the complex workings of state government. For more information, visit www.rypgranite.com.