Alternative Dispute Resolution

Verrill offers its clients a range of alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation, and early neutral evaluation. Our ADR professionals welcome challenging disputes and complex issues. We have a wealth of collective litigation experience, substantive legal knowledge, and real world experience.

Our ADR attorneys include a former state supreme court justice, former state trial court judge, former state attorney general, former chief deputy state attorney general, former mayor, former school board chair and some of the top lawyers in the state within their fields. As a result, we are well-situated to help parties effectively resolve their disputes.

In addition to our general experience in ADR, we are uniquely qualified to help parties in the following areas:

  • labor and employment
  • commercial and corporate finance
  • design, construction and insurance
  • intellectual property
  • energy and telecommunications
  • state and local government and public policy
  • family and divorce

Resolving disputes is not easy, but our ADR team understands how to bring parties together, help them better understand their mutual interests, and offer workable solutions that best resolve their dispute. As a full-service law firm, we are well-versed in most areas of law, and our offices are geared to accommodate any number of parties or break-out sessions. We look forward to helping resolve your disputes.

Firm Highlights

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PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

News

Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

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Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

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Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...