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Verrill

Verrill  

Legal Services | Maine, USA

www.verrill-law.com
tel: +207 774 4000 | fax: +207 774 7499
One Portland Square | Portland | Maine | 04101 | USA


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Verrill's Overview

Verrill is one of the pre-eminent law firms in New England, widely known for delivering high quality legal services in an efficient and responsive manner. Verrill provides sophisticated legal representation to businesses and individuals in all traditional areas of practice, including business law, litigation, real estate, labor and employment law, and estate planning. The firm also advises a wide variety of specialized practice areas, such as health care and health technology, immigration and global migration, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, energy, timberlands, and environmental law. Verrill's high degree of specialization enables its lawyers to handle most complex legal issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Through scalable staffing, thoughtful communication and skillful project management, the firm helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals in a manner that suits their unique needs and preferred work methods. In addition, unlike many law firms, Verrill has embraced a "Total Quality" approach to delivering services to our clients and is committed to continuous quality improvement. Verrill's enduring commitment to quality client service is matched by its commitment to community service, through both the personal service of its lawyers in numerous community organizations and the firm's prominent charitable giving program, as well as its support for an inclusive array of pro bono legal services.

Verrill's Boston office provides its business, institutional, and individual clients with sophisticated legal services and the personal attention and sense of value that have been hallmarks of Verrill since 1862. The firm's Massachusetts attorneys combine innovative problem-solving and advocacy with efficient and effective management of their clients' matters in Boston, throughout the United States and abroad. The Boston attorneys work closely with colleagues in the firm's four other offices, implementing a firm-wide commitment to excellence and the application of creative legal strategies to meet the needs of their clients.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1862
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 5
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 116

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Academic & Clinical Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Biopharma & Medical Device
  • Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Business & Corporate
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction
  • Criminal Defense, White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Fashion & Design Law
  • Franchise & Dealership
  • Government & Public Relations
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Care Reform Response Team
  • Health Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Immigration & Global Migration
  • Insurance Coverage & Litigation
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • International Trade & Transactions
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Trial
  • Maritime
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • North Atlantic & Arctic
  • Private Clients & Fiduciary Services
  • Private Funds & Advisors
  • Probate Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Promotion Law
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Law
  • Small Business Counsel Program
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Timberlands, Agriculture & Conservation
  • Water & Wastewater Utilities
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Of Counsel

Other

Missy Christakis

Missy J. ChristakisAssistant Trust Officer


Kenneth Doran

Kenneth C. DoranTrust Officer

Jennifer Harrell

Jennifer L. HarrellLitigation Support Manager


Gretchen Johnson

Gretchen A. JohnsonDirector of Marketing

Patricia Miller

Patricia L. MillerEstate Administrator


Anne Paquette

Anne C. PaquetteIP Specialist


Nathaniel Toothaker

Nathaniel S. ToothakerCorporate Specialist

Rachel Anastas

Rachel AnastasMarketing Assistant


Articles

A ‘Healthy’ Approach to Possible Commercial Lease Defaults in the Age of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Verrill, March 2020

As COVID-19 cases mount across the country, the inability to perform commercial lease obligations due to unforeseen circumstances has moved to the forefront. In contract-speak, unforeseen circumstances that lead to non-performance by a party are known as “force majeure” events. In these uncertain times, the constant refrain from world leaders – “we are all in this together”— serves as an important call for action, and undoubtedly, landlords and tenants will need to work cooperatively and creatively to navigate this new landscape...

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic a Force Majeure?
Verrill, March 2020

The coronavirus disease pandemic is an ongoing shock to the U.S. economic system and every-day life. The construction industry is on the front line of the tumult. Earlier this week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh ordered the stoppage of construction projects within the City of Boston. The City of Cambridge has now followed suit. In other communities, projects have and will see permitting, inspection, and monitoring capabilities diminish in light of directives for public employees to work from home. Worldwide manufacturing slowdowns and stoppages will almost certainly create material supply and delivery issues...

All articles submitted by Verrill

Press

Verrill Signs Pledge in Support of Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Connecticut Legal Community
Verrill, March 2020

(March 10, 2020) – Verrill has officially joined the Connecticut Bar Association in its ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the region’s legal community by signing “The Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity & Inclusion Pledge.” (CBA Pledge) Accompanying the CBA Pledge is a six year-plan for Signatories, beginning with a focus on infrastructure-building, self-assessment, and reporting in year one and ending with continued assessment and changes as necessary in year six and onward. Verrill is and has been a leader in diversity and inclusion for more than four decades...

Verrill Welcomes Trial Attorney Daniel Dwyer
Verrill, February 2020

(February 27, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome trial attorney Daniel Dwyer to the firm’s Boston office. Dwyer has 25 years of litigation experience and concentrates his practice in business disputes. Dwyer successfully represented former Lehman Brothers managing directors in arbitrations arising out of the company’s failure, and has obtained verdicts in cases involving commercial leases, theft of trade secrets, corporate freeze-outs, and allegations of director and officer misconduct. Currently, he is defense counsel for Boston’s largest minority-owned construction firm in an OSHA-retaliation suit by the U.S. Secretary of Labor...

All press submitted by Verrill

Blogs

Banking Law Update
Verrill 

Welcome to the blog of Verrill Dana’s Banking & Financial Services Group. Our Group uses this space to post timely updates and commentary on developments in law affecting banks and financial institutions. We intend this blog to serve as a resource for financial institutions and others interested...

Benefits Law Update
Verrill 

Welcome to the Verrill Dana Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group blog. Members of the Group use this space to provide timely updates and commentary on developments in law affecting employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. We intend this blog to serve as a...

Endpoints
Verrill 

Research law is what Verrill Dana's Academic and Clinical Research Group does, and this blog is where the Group shares its musings and breaking news alerts in the research arena. If your days involve digesting and implementing the complex regulatory framework that governs the conduct of research,...

Energy Law Update
Verrill 

Energy Law Update is a source of news and analysis relevant to the world of energy law: major court and regulatory orders, event announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. The blog is edited by Katie Gray and Nora Healy, and features contributions from...

Law of the Land (and air and water)
Verrill 

If the legal issue involves land, air, water, waste, wind, wildlife, trees, or anything else in the natural world, the attorneys in Verrill Dana’s Environmental Law Group have it covered. Seasoned by decades of experience, our legal team recognizes that one of the few constants in our field is...

Lawyers on Tap
Verrill 

The attorneys of Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group are here to help your business navigate the complex world of craft beverage production. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to tackle the legal issues and allow you and your company to focus on doing what it does best,...

Taking Care of HR Business
Verrill 

In the words of Bob Dylan: "the times they are a-changin." For anyone who deals with labor and employment issues in the workplace, Dylan's words are particularly true. Human resource professionals, supervisors, and company executives face a constantly changing and evolving legal landscape. ...

You Might Be a Winner
Verrill 

Promotion marketing law covers many different topics, such as sweepstakes, contests, games, giveaways and coupons. It also includes cause marketing, an area that has proliferated in recent years, which includes commercial co-ventures, flat donations and sponsorships designed to raise money for...

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