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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.

Cooper Cargill Chant Sponsors HR North March Workshop: “Motivating and Retaining Your Top Talent”

March 4, 2014

Cooper Cargill Chant Attorneys at Law has announced that the firm is sponsoring HR North’s March workshop, which will be held at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort on March 19.
The keynote speaker will be Bob Faw, positive change consultant and author of Energize: Ignite Passion and Performance with User-Friendly Brain Tools. Faw will address the group on “Motivating and Retaining Your Top Talent.”

Faw, who has specialized in guiding positive change since 1988, uses his outgoing, comedic style to engage audiences and includes active learning activities to enhance comprehension and build new skills. Faw will discuss concepts from his latest book that will help businesses motivate their teams, involve people in meaningful ways, and inspire needed action.

According to Cooper Cargill Chant partner, Charles Greenhalgh, “We’re pleased to support this program and HR North. HR North is a group of human resource managers, employment lawyers and businesspeople in Grafton, Carroll and Coos County who meet regularly to keep up-to-date on laws, policy and trends in HR management. Here in northern New Hampshire, where we mostly have small businesses, business owners have unique challenges. They wear so many hats; it’s hard for them to keep up on the nuances of the law. Having the resources of the larger group like HR North becomes invaluable to business owners and managers.”

Greenhalgh continued, “As the largest firm in northern New Hampshire, Cooper Cargill Chant has an employment law group and is committed to helping businesses, nonprofits and public entities with employment matters. As members of HR North, we get to know the HR managers in the region; and we help each other by sharing information and insights.”

The registration and breakfast for workshop begins at 8:30am on Wednesday, March 19, with the program being held from 9am to 11:30am. Cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members.

HR North aspires to be a strong and diverse group, reflective of the unique North Country character and challenges. The group is dedicated to strengthening North Country businesses, organizations, and communities and to fostering professional growth. For more information about HR North and the workshop, visit hra-gc.org/hrnorth.