Getting good legal advice is a tough challenge for investor-backed startup companies. The entrepreneurs who run emerging companies have limited time and funds to devote to legal issues. Yet the legal problems faced by startups are often thorny and complex. A wrong move at the early stages can impose huge future costs, and might even threaten the viability of the business.

Our Business Law Group has served as a trusted advisor to countless startup companies over the years. Working with innovative entrepreneurs is a challenging part of our practice, but one that we value highly. Our firm is well-respected in several relevant specialties: corporate, securities, tax, patent, trademark, employment, executive compensation, and real estate, to name a few. We also offer the two qualities most in demand for young companies: judgment and experience.

We recognize that emerging companies are often cash-strapped and that the complexity of issues facing a startup company might exceed its presently available funding. We pride ourselves on maintaining flexibility. We are willing to work with companies to propose alternative fee arrangements that balance the company's needs and resources.

Firm Highlights

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Reporting Deferred Compensation on Form 990

Tax-exempt organizations often provide deferred compensation to their officers, key employees, and most highly compensated employees. Like current compensation payable to such employees, deferred compensation must be reported annually on Form 990, Schedule J...

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Cumberland Bar Association: The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland

On January 27, join the Cumberland Bar Association for The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland: The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland to learn about what you need to know about the new minimum wage...

News

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Nicholas Anania

(January 18, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Nicholas Anania to the firm’s Portland, Maine office. Anania focuses his practice on a broad range of transactions and corporate work, including mergers and...

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Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...

Publication/Podcast

Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

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Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...

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DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has undertaken a nationwide compliance initiative to ensure that retirement plan participants receive the benefits that they were promised when they reach their retirement age. To that end, the...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

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DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants - Part II

On January 18, we published a blog post regarding new Department of Labor (“DOL”) guidance on missing plan participants. That post is available here , and describes the DOL’s guidance on Missing Participants...

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Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...

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