Verrill's tax and business attorneys provide valuable counsel to our business clients at all stages of their development, from pre-formation planning through dissolution and windup. From the moment of initial engagement onward, our business lawyers continually strive to earn the trust and respect of each client, with the goal of being seen by the client as a valued advisor and true member of the business's management team.

Our deep bench and broad experience across a wide range of industries allow our business clients to get not only solid legal advice but also valuable and on-point business insights. Our experience in manufacturing, health care, financial services, professional services, life sciences, technology, and other sectors gives us the ability to offer assurances of timely senior-level attention to all matters.

Our business attorneys, in combination with colleagues in our other practice groups, act as a sounding board for business owners, managers, and executives. For many clients, we act as general counsel, daily fielding requests for advice regarding business disputes, contract interpretation, employment matters, regulatory issues, and much more.

We work closely with our clients, getting to know both their businesses and the people who operate them, as well as the environments and markets in which they operate. Our clients tell us it's this close working relationship that distinguishes Verrill from our competitors and enables us to assist our clients in structuring their businesses in ways best-suited for their particular needs.

Firm Highlights

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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...

News

After the EPA Inspector Leaves

On July 17, environmental attorney Mat Todaro appeared on an episode of Amplify Your Process Safety, a process safety and risk management podcast. Co-host Rob Bartlett and Mat discuss EPA inspections, what to expect...

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...

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...

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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

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

Blog

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

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...

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...

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...