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

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Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

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Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

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BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston dismissed the appeal of a group of Whole Foods employees who were disciplined for wearing face masks with the phrase “Black...

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Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

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New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

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Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

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Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

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Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

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Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

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Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

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