Selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021
Graduate, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, 2019
TDLA – Achievement Award, 2017-2018
DRI – State Leadership Award, 2018
Chris Pyles is a Member and the Managing Director at Sulloway & Hollis. He has been helping local, regional, and national clients protect their companies and improve their workplace culture for more than twenty years. Chris has broad experience dealing with almost every type of employment issue, and a focus on practical and economical solutions. That starts with getting to know each client, learning what values and goals are important, and working together to achieve their goals.
As Co-Chair of Sulloway’s Labor & Employment practice group, Chris helps hospitals, banks, schools, utility companies, manufacturers, professional associations, auto dealers, family businesses, and start-ups navigate the frequently changing challenges of employer/employee interactions.
Chris has extensive experience working with clients on tailored employee handbooks and employment contracts, from hiring agreements to non-solicitation / non-compete provisions to separation agreements; solving complex issues surrounding family and medical leave, disability accommodations, fair labor standards, and wage/hour compliance; and, proactively providing training on a range of employment-related issues, including anti-harassment, diversity/inclusion, and best employment practices. He also investigates harassment and discrimination complaints and advises employers on the best path to take when responding to claims. He regularly collaborates with clients on collective bargaining agreements, union grievances, arbitration issues, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution of every kind. He has broad trial and litigation experience in both federal and state courts, handling labor, employment, probate, and product liability cases, and defending businesses in a range of other matters.
Chris is based in the firm’s Concord, NH office, and works from our Providence RI and Needham MA offices, as client needs and office management require. He can otherwise be found spending time with family and friends and aspires to hike all of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot mountains by the end of 2023.