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Jim Cohen Comments on Toxic Local Politics
Verrill, October 2021
Maine, United States of America

On Monday, October 11, 2021, The Portland Press Herald released “Toxic Politics Taking Its Toll on Portland’s Public Servants,” an article discussing the polarization in Portland politics and the tension building in the weeks leading up to the election...

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trademark Attorneys to Growing IP Practice
Verrill, October 2021
Maine, United States of America

(October 15, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome trademark attorneys Thomas Dunn and Rebecca Lessard to the firm’s growing Intellectual Property & Technology Group, resident in its Boston and Portland offices respectively...

Portland Charter Commission Delves Into Balance Of Power Between Elected Mayor and City Manager
Verrill, October 2021
Maine, United States of America

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, The Portland Press Herald reported that Portland’s charter commission has begun discussing the topic of balancing the power between the elected mayor and the city manager. Currently under the charter, the mayor and the city manager hold an important relationship...

Verrill Announces New Leadership Changes in Support of Its Plans for Strategic Growth
Verrill, September 2021
Maine, United States of America

(September 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated Chrissie Eastin to Director of Human Resources and Robert Wright to Director of Office Operations as the firm continues to focus on growth, operational effectiveness, and client value...

New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Impacts Many Maine Employers and Workers
Verrill, September 2021
Maine, United States of America

Announced on Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden's vaccine and testing plan will mandate all employers with more than 100 workers to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested for the virus weekly. The Bangor Daily News reported in a recent article highlighting the plan that up to 169,000 workers in Maine will be affected...

65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year
Verrill, August 2021
Maine, United States of America

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022, including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area...

Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2021 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide
Verrill, August 2021
Maine, United States of America

(August 17, 2021) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide, Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication specifically aimed at the international private wealth market...

James A. Durham, Verrill's New COO
Verrill, August 2021
Maine, United States of America

On August 3, Law360 covered the hire of James A. Durham as Verrill's new chief operating officer in an article, "Longtime Law Firm Executive Becomes Verrill Dana's COO...

Verrill Welcomes Law Firm Industry Veteran, James Durham as New Chief Operating Officer
Verrill, August 2021
Maine, United States of America

(August 2, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome veteran law firm executive, James Durham, as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer...

32 Verrill Attorneys, Across Three Offices, Recognized in 2021 Chambers & Partners Guide
Verrill, May 2021
Maine, United States of America

(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...

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group
Verrill, May 2021
Maine, United States of America

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group...

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive
Verrill, May 2021
Maine, United States of America

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group...

Beachfront Home Owners' Property Lines Present Challenges for Businesses
Verrill, April 2021
Maine, United States of America

On April 22, Portland Press Herald published an article, "Lawsuit could settle debate over who owns Maine beaches between low- and high-tide lines," explaining that Maine's top court decided beachfront home owners own the land to the tide's low-tide line...

Verrill Attorney Gregory Fryer Recognized as Top Author in JD Supra 2021 Readers Choice Awards
Verrill, April 2021
Maine, United States of America

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill attorney Gregory Fryer was recognized as a top author for finance and banking in JD Supra’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards...

Nine Verrill Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in Fairfield County
Verrill, April 2021
Maine, United States of America

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce nine of the firm’s attorneys in its Westport, Connecticut office were ranked as Top Lawyers in Fairfield County by Moffly Media, the publishers of popular Connecticut magazines such as Greenwich, Westport, and Stamford...

Maine Employers Navigate Office Reopening Concerns
Verrill, April 2021
Maine, United States of America

On April 4, Portland Press Herald published an article, "Maine Employers Navigate Complexities of Office Reopening." The article discusses how the process of employees returning to their companies' offices is full of legal, ethical, and health concerns...

Privileged Conversations: Attorney General v. Facebook
Verrill, April 2021
Maine, United States of America

On April 1, ACC Docket published an article, "Privileged Conversations: Ruling in US Facebook Case Clarifies Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine." Privileged Conversations is a series of interviews on in-house privilege and ACC's efforts to defend it. This segment covered a discussion with litigation attorney Tom Bean about the Attorney General v...

2021 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards
Verrill, March 2021
Maine, United States of America

JD Supra, a daily source of legal intelligence on a variety of topics, recognized law firms and top authors for their thought leadership in key topics in its 2021 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards. Verrill was recognized as a firm, as well as our corporate law attorney Greg Fryer in the topic Finance & Banking. Greg's top read article was

Husband's Alimony Reduction Delayed by Appeals Court
Verrill, March 2021
Maine, United States of America

On March 11, 2021 family law attorney David Friedman was quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's article, "Appeals Court OKs delay in husband’s alimony reduction...

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Nate Menard to Firm's Environmental and Energy Group
Verrill, March 2021
Maine, United States of America

(March 4, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Nate Menard who will join as an associate attorney in the firm’s environmental and energy law practice. Prior to joining Verrill, Menard served on active duty as a judge advocate and Assistant to the General Counsel in the Army Office of the General Counsel Honors Program...

First Meeting on Climate Equity Panel
Verrill, February 2021
Maine, United States of America

On February 24, the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future sent out a press release regarding the panel on climate equity to hold first meeting on February 26. During the meeting, experts from across Maine, the Equity Subcommittee of the Maine Climate Council, will advise and support implementing the state’s four-year climate action plan...

Favorable Decision for Corinth Pellets' Fire Damage
Verrill, February 2021
Maine, United States of America

On February 24, Business Insurance released an article, "Arch failed to properly notify policyholder of nonrenewal," referring to the Corinth Pellets, LLC v. Arch Specialty Insurance Co. et al. case that favored Corinth Pellets, LLC by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court...

1031 Could be a ‘Thing of the Past’
Verrill, February 2021
Maine, United States of America

On February 22, Mainebiz published an article, “Is 1031 all done? An investment tool, commercial real estate boon faces elimination,” discussing how the 1031 real estate exchange tax benefit allows investors to defer capital gains tax from sales by investing into similar properties...

Eugene Ho Named “Go To Business Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly List
Verrill, February 2021
Maine, United States of America

(February 8, 2021) – Verrill attorney Eugene Ho was honored as a “Go To Business Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The inaugural list, which is part of the publication’s new “Massachusetts Go To Lawyers” feature, showcases leaders in the Massachusetts legal community who practice business law...

Verrill Welcomes Health Care Attorney Alicia Siani
Verrill, February 2021
Maine, United States of America

(February 2, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome health care attorney Alicia Siani to the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office. Siani represents clients in a wide range of regulatory issues, including HIPAA privacy matters, the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, licensing and certification, and fraud and abuse issues and investigations...

Needed Improvement from the Probate & Family Court
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

On January 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "Frustrated bar seeks Probate & Family Court fixes," discussing the frustrations lawyers are having with the Probate & Family Court; the experiences include unanswered phone calls and filings that go undocketed for too long...

Verizon Wireless Proposes Cell Tower in Otisfield, ME
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

Verizon Wireless is seeking approval for a cell tower in Otisfield, Maine. On behalf of Verizon, attorney Scott Anderson filed the town application with Otisfield’s Planning Board in September of 2020...

DOL Missing Participants Guidance Explained Further
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

In January, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration issued guidance on missing retirement plan participants. PLANSPONSOR published an article, "Sponsors Should Understand How to Use DOL Guidance on Missing Participants," describing this guidance and how there are still some unanswered questions...

Verrill Elects Two New Partners
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 26, 2021)– Verrill is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been elected to partner, Anya Endsley and Sarah Grandfield, both members of Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group...

Westport, Connecticut Welcomes a Novel New Bookstore
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

The Westport Book Shop just opened downtown of Westport, Connecticut, but does more than just sell used books. The bookstore is a partnership between the Westport Library and Westport Book Sales; the non-profit’s important missions are to raise funds for the library by running its book sales and hire adults with disabilities...

Biden Administration and the Affect on Massachusetts Health Care
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

On January 22, Boston Business Journal published an article, "Here's how a Biden administration will affect Mass. health care," explaining local health care experts' high hopes for President Joe Biden's administration and how it will improve the state and Affordable Care Act...

ABA Forum on Construction Law’s COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable Webinar Series
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

On January 20, Engineering News-Record published an article, "Frank Giunta: Developed Free Webinars to Discuss Ramifications of COVID-19 on the Industry," discussing the ABA Forum on Construction Law’s COVID-19 Leadership Roundtable webinar series...

Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that the firm was recognized in the top 10 list...

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Nicholas Anania
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 18, 2021)– Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Nicholas Anania to the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Anania focuses his practice on a broad range of transactions and corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial lending, contracts, and general business counseling...

Verrill Trial Attorneys Once Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” in Benchmark Litigation 2021 Edition
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 14, 2020)– Eight Verrill attorneys have again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 edition. In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf and Martha C...

Verrill Welcomes Labor and Employment Attorney Emily Coombs
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 13, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Emily Coombs to the firm as a member of the Employment & Labor Group, resident in the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Coombs draws on her business background to support employers in solving complex workplace issues...

Fighting for the Future of In-house Attorney-Client Privilege
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

To be able to conduct or oversee effective internal investigations, in-house counsel must be able to assure witnesses that their communications with investigators, documents evidencing those communications, and documents the investigators create, will be subject to the attorney-client an

Verrill Welcomes Highly Experienced Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner, William D. Jewett
Verrill, January 2021
Maine, United States of America

(January 11, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney William D. Jewett to the firm as a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, resident in the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office...

Verrill Ranked Nationally for Health Care by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
Verrill, December 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

Ranked in More than 60 Other Practice and Metropolitan Areas (December 21, 2020)– Verrill once again ranked nationally for its Health Care practice (Tier 2) and in 63 practice areas based on geography by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The U.S...

Verrill Welcomes Tom Wilkeson to Firm’s Business Law Group
Verrill, December 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

(December 14, 2020)– Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Tom Wilkeson to the firm as a member of the Business Law Group, resident in the firm’s Westport, Connecticut office...

2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners
Verrill, December 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

(December 9, 2020) – Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law firms and organizations for 2021. Program founders

Verrill Remains a National Industry Leader for Gender Diversity
Verrill, November 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

(November 11, 2020)– Verrill has once again been recognized as one of the top law firms in the country for female attorneys in Law360's annual Glass Ceiling report. Named a “Ceiling Smasher,” Verrill has the third highest percentage of women in its equity partnership in the country, as compared to firms of a similar size...

35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Verrill, November 2020
United States of America

(November 9, 2020)– The 2020 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars? has recognized a total of 35 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top 5% of attorneys in each New England state are included in the Super Lawyers guide, and only the top 2...

Verrill Honors Robin Murphy with Annual Roger A. Putnam Community Service Award
Verrill, October 2020
United States of America

(October 26, 2020) – Verrill announces family law attorney Robin Murphy as the 2020 Roger A. Putnam Community Service Award recipient for her charitable work and, in particular, her role as one of the originating founders and active volunteer of the SERV project in the Suffolk County’s Probate and Family Court in Massachusetts...

Verrill Welcomes Litigator Anuj Khetarpal
Verrill, September 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

(September 30, 2020)– Verrill is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Anuj Khetarpal to the firm as a member of both the Litigation & Trial Group and Health Care & Life Sciences Group...

Michael K. Fee to Lead Verrill’s Nationally-Recognized Health Care and Life Sciences Practice Amidst Recent Changes
Verrill, August 2020
Maine, United States of Ame

(August 31, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce Michael K. Fee as the new leader of Verrill’s nationally-recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. The Group has a long history of representing a broad range of providers, insurers, and other participants in the health care field...

Verrill Partner Recognized as a Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyer
Verrill, August 2020
United States of America

(August 25, 2020) – Verrill partner Roger A. Clement, Jr. was recognized in the inaugural 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers for excellence in his practice...

Nearly 80 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2021, Including a Dozen Named Lawyers of the Year
Verrill, August 2020
United States of America

(August 24, 2020) – Nearly 80 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2021, including 12 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area...

Pledge to Fight Against Racial and Social Injustice
Verrill, August 2020
United States of America

On August 17, Mainebiz published an article, Over 300 Portland-area employers pledge to fight racial, social injustice, covering the employers that signed the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce pledge, “Standing in Solidarity Against Racial and Social Injustice...

Verrill Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, Strengthens Commitment to Racial Equity
Verrill, August 2020
United States of America

Verrill has joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a nationwide coalition of law firms focused on combating racial injustice...

 

 


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