Biography

Dave represents lenders and borrowers in a broad range of asset-based and real estate-based loans, bond transactions, and other complex commercial loan facilities.

Dave has substantial experience in real estate acquisitions, commercial leases, and condominium developments. He is also General Counsel for the Maine Health and Higher Educational and Facilities Authority, an instrumentality of the state created with the purpose of providing eligible nonprofit colleges, universities, and licensed health care facilities with financing for qualified projects by issuing low-cost, tax-exempt bonds. When it comes to commercial lending, Dave's clients rely upon his experience and insight to get deals closed, even under the most complicated and thorny circumstances.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Vermont Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • New Mexico State University  (B.A., With Honors)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Real Estate
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law in Portland, Maine
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Real Estate, Government Financing and Banking

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

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