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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BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

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Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

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Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

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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...

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PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

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Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

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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...

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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...