Banking & Financial Services

More and more, banks and other financial services institutions are offering a broad range of financial services products under one roof. These institutions rely on law firms who understand these different services and are able to see the big picture in an increasingly complex regulatory and financial landscape.

Verrill's Banking & Financial Services Group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of experienced attorneys who understand the needs of banks and other financial services institutions. Our group advises clients on a wide range of issues, including:

  • General Corporate, Business, and Securities Law
  • Regulations related to deposit and checking accounts, including funds availability, check payment, electronic funds transfers, joint and trustee accounts
  • Bank security and privacy issues
  • Responding to trustee process, tax liens, and orders to withhold and deliver
  • Offering of bank related products, including securities, property insurance, credit insurance, and title insurance
  • Licensing and qualification
  • Reviewing and drafting complex mortgage, retail lending, and deposit agreements
  • Consumer lending issues, including ECOA, home mortgage disclosure, Truth-in-Lending, Fair Credit Reporting, Plain Language Law, and RESPA
  • Formation and operation of affiliates under Maine's Universal Bank Charter laws, including non-depository trust companies and insurance sales subsidiaries
  • Bank mergers and acquisitions
  • Municipal finance and collateralization of deposits
  • Affiliated business relationships, including third party servicing arrangements
  • Advice on selection and protection of trademarks and branding; representation in disputes over trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of Software Licenses, Software-as-a-Service Agreements and other Information Technology contracts
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation advice including, 401(k) plans, pension plans, health plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, and deferred compensation arrangements
  • Labor and employment advice, including with respect to wage and hour laws, fair labor standards, ADA, harassment issues, employee misconduct, and the conduct of internal investigations
  • Bankruptcy, workout, forbearance agreements, and other aspects of borrower financial distress
  • Advising on COVID-19 Loan and Aid Programs, including Paycheck Protection Program loans

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Partner Joins Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, Family Law Committee

News

Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2020 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 20, 2020) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide , Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Blog

A Chronology of COVID-19 Relief for ERISA Plans

This chronology traces the major ongoing relief provided by legislation, regulatory action, and other agency guidance to assist ERISA plan participants, fiduciaries, and sponsors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through August 10, 2020. Superseded...

Publication/Podcast

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Invalidated: Does Your Company Have a Plan B?

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/18...

Blog

Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Event

IP & Business Transactional Strategies as Life Science Companies Plan Their U.S. Market Entry

Business law attorney Eugene Ho and IP attorney Beverly Hjorth will be presenting for ACTION Innovation Network members for its webinar series, discussing what life science companies should be thinking about when considering entry...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...

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. For more...