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

Blog

Supreme Court – Updates for 2020

We are barely two months into the new year and already there are significant updates to the 2020 Supreme Court Preview included in our December 2019 Client Advisory (available here ). Below are updates...

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...

Publication/Podcast

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

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...

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...

Matter

Maine's First Private Natural Gas Pipeline

Assisted a large pulp mill secure legislation to authorize building a private natural gas pipeline that tapped into the Maritimes interstate pipeline to lower the mill's energy costs. To meet the client's schedule, we...

News

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

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 &...

Matter

T&D Utility Ownership of Generation

Verrill represented Emera in a lengthy case addressing the extent to which the Maine Restructuring Act prevents affiliates of a Maine T&D utility from acquiring ownership of generation facilities. In 2011, Emera sought approval...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Estate Planning Update

SECURE ACT What you need to know : The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. The most significant provisions of the SECURE Act involve...