Verrill's Construction Litigation Group has unmatched depth of construction industry and trial experience. Our combination of industry knowledge and litigation skills sets us apart from our competition in providing efficient, timely, and strategic advice to our clients. When claims and disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, the team has an impressive track record of achieving victories for its clients in mediation, arbitration, and jury and non-jury trials in state and federal courts in New England and beyond. Our clients include owners, construction managers, contractors, sureties, design professionals, and subcontractors.

The group's construction lawyers have experience in all phases and types of construction claims including:

  • Bid protests and bid mistakes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Delay, disruption, acceleration, and lost productivity
  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Davis-Bacon and prevailing wages
  • Warranties and indemnification
  • Construction defects and insurance claims
  • Subcontractor default
  • Subcontractor default insurance claims
  • Catastrophic failures of buildings and structures
  • Design defects and errors and omissions
  • Product defects and failures
  • Mechanic's liens and nonpayment
  • Claims related to the failure to build in accordance with green building standards
  • Surety bonds

The group's construction lawyers are recognized as leaders in the field of construction law. Its members are regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, among other legal industry honors. Group members are commonly asked to speak before construction industry professional and trade organizations on a variety of construction law-related topics and issues.

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Welcomes Esteemed Corporate and Securities Attorney Edward Rosenthal

(June 10, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome corporate and securities attorney Edward Rosenthal to the firm as a member of the Business Law Group. Rosenthal brings with him more than 40 years...

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Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as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...

Matter

Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

News

Paycheck Protection Program Focuses on Short-Term and Misses Long-Term Damages

On June 8, the Portland Press Herald published an article, "Revamped emergency loan program remains a short-term fix," discussing the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) extended deadlines and loosened restrictions, but lack of solutions 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. Stay tuned...

Blog

IRS Issues New Guidance on CARES Act Retirement Plan Distributions and Loans

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-50 , which expands relief provided for retirement plan distributions and loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Distributions Under the CARES Act, a...

Blog

IRS Allows Tax-Advantaged Leave Donation to COVID-19 Relief Organizations

Under new guidance, the IRS will give favorable tax treatment to employees who donate leave to COVID-19 relief organizations. In IRS Notice 2020-46 , the agency announced that employees who donate paid leave for...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

Town & Country Federal Credit Union to host virtual money conference ( Mainebiz 6.23.2020) Connected Credit Union and Winslow Community Federal Credit Union ’s merger is effective June 27 and will be known as...

Publication/Podcast

FDA Issues Guidance on IRB Review of Non-Emergency Individual Patient Expanded Access Requests for Investigational Drugs and Biological Products to Treat COVID-19

Prompted by a substantial increase in requests for individual patient access to investigational drugs and biologics to treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance on June 2, 2020 that outlines...

Matter

Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...