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.

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BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

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Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

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Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

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Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

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Copyright Litigation: Software

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

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Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

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Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

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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...

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Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

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2022 Annual Update Part 1: 2021 Legal Year in Review

Join Verrill for its first session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Series. Verrill attorneys Tawny Alvarez, Scott Connolly, and Emily Coombs Waddell will discuss recent federal, state, and local changes to...

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