Verrill's Business Law Group provides legal services to corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, business trusts, and other types of businesses, at all stages, operating in a wide range of industries across diverse markets. In providing corporate legal services, we work with stakeholders of all kinds, including management, officers, boards of directors, majority stockholder groups, and minority stockholders. Our goal is to be seen and relied upon by the client as a trusted advisor and a valued team member.

We assist corporate clients with their governance needs, including getting appropriate input and authorization from stockholders, directors, and officers for decisions regarding finances, strategic planning, management, ownership succession, and similar matters.

We regularly advise boards of directors and board committees on their obligations and rights under corporate governance and state and federal securities laws, including in their fiduciary roles.

Our tax and business attorneys complement our clients' management, including their in-house finance and external accounting teams and other advisors, to elicit appropriate information at proper times to ensure that our clients' needs are stated, understood, and met in accordance with applicable laws and standards.

Firm Highlights


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...


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...


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...


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 &...


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

News Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition


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...


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...


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...


Maine PUC Issues Report Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of “Public Power” in Maine

Last week, the Maine PUC submitted to the Maine Legislature its Report , authored by London Economics International (LEI), on the costs and benefits of requiring the State of Maine to take over Central...