Biography

Art serves Verrill’s clients by assisting attorneys in all phases of the litigation process, from initial client consultations all the way through state and federal court appeals, or other dispositive proceedings.

On most matters, Art engages in extensive document control and organization, aided by a variety of technologies, to distill complex information for use by attorneys in depositions, in summary judgment proceedings or other court filings, and, ultimately, at trial and appeal. He has developed a facility with a variety of electronic document management systems for the gathering, analysis, production, and utilization of case-critical information. Finding things, and people — particularly those not wanting to be found — has been a cultivated strength.

Over the course of his 25-year career, he has developed broad experience in a variety of litigation matters, including real estate, land use, construction, insurance, employment, intellectual property, governmental and private investigations, white-collar criminal defense, securities, and general commercial matters.

Following many years in the Boston legal community, Art has returned to his native Maine, where he enjoys classic and contemporary film and theater, rabidly cheering for the New England Patriots, exploring the coast and mountains of New England, and relaxing with family and friends.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Bentley University  (Paralegal Certificate)
  • Bentley University  (B.A.)

Firm Highlights

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(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. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(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. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

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