Ray is a business law attorney and co-chair of the firm's government relations practice and also co-chair of the municipalities practice.
His background in public service and private law practice provide a wide range of experience, knowledge and contacts to the clients he represents. He served five terms in the New York State Senate. Ray is also the former Oneida County Executive and a former Corporation Counsel for the City of Rome.
Ray provides legislative representation to trade groups and local governments proposing or opposing passage of legislation by the New York State Legislature and action by the Governor. He frequently works with private businesses and economic development organizations with regard to assembling projects and securing assistance from state agencies.
In his municipal law practice, Ray has represented a number of towns, villages, cities and counties. He has worked with local governments and citizens to provide representation in general municipal law issues, land use, tax review and government efficiency and reorganization matters. As a former County Executive and former Chairman of the New York State Senate Social Services Committee, he has broad experience in social services and Medicaid issues confronting County governments and health care providers.