Biography

Anya truly enjoys working with individuals and families, and brings her wealth of experience to bear on each unique situation. Anya focuses her practice in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration and trust administration, and counsels clients on tax planning, charitable giving and sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She also is adept at planning for shared family real estate and business succession planning.

Before joining Verrill, Anya practiced in the area of trusts and estates in upstate New York. Prior to that, she clerked for two years at the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany. Anya also draws on her tax background, having worked as a corporate tax associate in the New York City office of a large international law firm after graduating from law school.

Anya resides in Portland with her husband, Brandon, her oldest son, twin boys, and daughter, as well as two large loving mutts and one very tolerant cat. Before having kids/zookeeping, Anya enjoyed oil painting, writing poetry, knitting, baking and running in her spare time.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Texas at Austin  (B.A., magna cum laude)

Public Service

  • The Telling Room, Vice President, Board of Directors (2017-present)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Maine

Memberships

  • Trusts and Estates Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Estate Planning Council

Clerkships

  • New York State Court of Appeals

Firm Highlights

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

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...

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.