Attorney Tyler Ray Joins Cooper Cargill Chant as Associate
January 15, 2015
NORTH CONWAY & BERLIN, NH – Cooper Cargill Chant recently announced the addition of a new associate to their team, as Bridgton, Maine native Tyler T. Ray returns home to the North Country after a successful business law practice in Providence, Rhode Island. With expertise ranging from corporate law to employment law to protecting intellectual property, Tyler bolsters the considerable range of services provided by the North Conway and Berlin, NH based law firm.
While in Providence, Tyler was recognized by SuperLawyers as a “Rising Star” and was a recipient of Providence Business News’ “Forty under 40” award for career accomplishments and community service.
“We are pleased to have Tyler Ray join the Cooper Cargill Chant team,” stated partner Ken Cargill, who leads the firm’s business law efforts. “I look forward to working with him on a broad spectrum of commercial matters. Having him on board will allow us to better serve businesses in northern New England while also supporting the intellectual property needs of our clients.”
Not only is Tyler’s legal expertise a great fit for Cooper Cargill Chant, so is his personal background and interests.
“I love the area, there’s no doubt about it,” stated Tyler soon after joining the firm.”The concept of ‘work where you play’ made a lot of sense to me. No longer did my wife and I want to be just visitors on the weekend.” Tyler and his wife Anne are avid outdoors enthusiasts who love to bike, hike and ski. Tyler also graduated from Lake Region High School in 1996.
When Tyler learned of the position at Cooper Cargill Chant, he was eager for the move. “It was a unique opportunity to pursue my legal career while also being able to return home to raise my family in a place loaded with history, heritage and culture,” he shared.
Tyler looks forward to raising 15-month-old son Nelson near where he grew up and to take part in all the outdoor activities that abound here. He is a backcountry skier and triathlete, recently completing an Ironman competition last year in Lake Placid, NY.
Tyler is no stranger to hard work both in the outdoors and in the board room. He has a broad-based corporate practice advising clients in all stages of business helping them to form, grow and sell their business. He comes to Cooper Cargill Chant with 5 years of private practice experience at a top-tier business firm in Providence. Prior to that, Tyler spent 5 years as in-house counsel to a multinational corporation based out of the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In the area of intellectual property, Tyler has substantial trademark law experience prosecuting trademark applications for domestic and international clients. He has crafted legal branding strategies to match clients’ business and marketing goals and provides advice in conjunction with business transactions and in-licensing opportunities, including due diligence reviews and portfolio landscape analysis. He believes this expertise is unique for a firm in northern New Hampshire, and predicts businesses will find this service to be a powerful asset to have available locally.
Tyler is a welcome addition to the employment law practice law area joining Charles Greenhalgh, Leslie Leonard and Paul Chant. Tyler’s employment law background includes offering preventative counseling to human resource and business professionals addressing contemporary workplace issues such as discrimination, termination, non-compete and wage-and-hour disputes as well as employment agreements. Tyler has also completed over two dozen employee handbooks for clients of all shapes and sizes.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Tyler has been very much involved in his community, including forming Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a non-profit founded to connect farms to schools and other organizations.
For more information on Tyler Ray and Cooper Cargill Chant, call them at 603-356-5439 or visit them online at www.coopercargillchant.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coopercargillchant.