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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: 150

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water & Wastewater Utilities
Professionals

Partners

Associates

Of Counsel

Other

Ann Blanchard

Ann BlanchardMarketing

Missy Christakis

Missy J. ChristakisAssistant Trust Officer


Kenneth Doran

Kenneth C. DoranTrust Officer


Patricia Miller

Patricia L. MillerEstate Administrator

Anne Paquette

Anne C. PaquetteIP Specialist


Nathaniel Toothaker

Nathaniel S. ToothakerCorporate Specialist


Rachel Anastas

Rachel AnastasMarketing Assistant

Articles

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies the Contours of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations
Verrill, April 2021

In Attorney General v. Facebook, Inc., No. SJC-12496 (March 24, 2021),[i] the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the scope of protection afforded by the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine to internal investigations. At issue was the Massachusetts Attorney General’s request to obtain documents Facebook collected and created during its expansive internal investigation in the wake of the 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. The case concerned the AG’s third civil investigative demand; Facebook had produced documents in response to the first two...

Employers Required to Give Free COBRA Coverage to be Offset by Medicare Tax Credits
Verrill, April 2021

Among other things, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides “assistance eligible individuals” (“AEIs”) who lose their health insurance coverage under an employer’s group health plan due to: (1) an involuntary termination of employment (other than for gross misconduct), or (2) a reduction of hours (both events referred to here as an “ARPA qualifying event”), will be eligible for a 100% subsidy of their COBRA premium for a maximum six month period beginning April 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2021...

All articles submitted by Verrill

Press

Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission
Verrill, June 2021

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting, the members will approach the year-long and far-reaching task of making recommendations that may revise the structure of city government. The article mentions the previous commission, which included attorney and former City Councilor Jim Cohen who gave advice to the new commission group. To read the full article with Jim's advice and interview, continue to Portland Phoenix's page here...

32 Verrill Attorneys, Across Three Offices, Recognized in 2021 Chambers & Partners Guide
Verrill, May 2021

(May 27, 2021) – Verrill has been rated as a Leading Firm in a total of 11 categories and subcategories as evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners, one of the world's most respected legal research and publishing firms. Each year, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers across the United States in various practice areas. In addition, approximately 27% of attorneys from the firm, including 24 Maine-based, four Massachusetts-based, and four Connecticut-based were acknowledged...

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...

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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