News

35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

November 9, 2020 Press Releases

(November 9, 2020)– The 2020 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 35 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice.

Only the top 5% of attorneys in each New England state are included in the Super Lawyers guide, and only the top 2.5% in each state are selected as Rising Stars, which identifies the best attorneys 40 years and under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

Below is the listing, by resident office, of attorneys from Verrill who have been honored by New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars©.

Westport, Conn.

  • Andrew B. Nevas (Estate & Trust Litigation)
  • Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Business Litigation)
  • Calvin K. Woo (Business Litigation)

Portland, Maine

  • Scott D. Anderson (Environmental)
  • Robert C. Brooks (Employment & Labor)
  • Juliet T. Browne (Environmental)
  • Roger A. Clement, Jr. (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • James I. Cohen (Utilities)
  • Douglas P. Currier (Employment & Labor)
  • Martha C. Gaythwaite (Personal Injury Products: Defense)
  • John P. Giffune (Construction Litigation)
  • Nathaniel R. Hull (Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Kurt E. Klebe (Estate & Probate)
  • Suzanne E. Meeker (Employee Benefits)
  • Richard G. Moon (Employment & Labor)
  • A. Robert Ruesch (Construction Litigation)
  • Karen Frink Wolf (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense)

Rising Stars (Portland)

  • Tawny L. Alvarez (Employment & Labor)
  • Seth S. Coburn (Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Christopher S. Lockman (Employee Benefits)
  • Marie J. Mueller (Construction Litigation)
  • Stephen B. Segal (Civil Litigation: Defense)
  • Danielle R. Starr (Family Law)
  • Spencer R. Thibodeau (Real Estate)
  • Mathew J. Todaro (Environmental)

Boston, Mass.

  • Thomas O. Bean (Business Litigation)
  • Gene Dahmen (Family Law)
  • Michael L. Fay (Estate & Probate)
  • Regina M. Hurley (Family Law)
  • Nancy G. O’Donnell (Family Law)

Rising Stars (Boston)

  • Kristin S. Doeberl (Family Law)
  • David M. Friedman (Family Law)
  • Sarah R. Grandfield (Estate & Probate)
  • Eugene H. Ho (Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Kyle T. MacDonald (Family Law)

About Verrill: Verrill’s deep-rooted history dates back to 1862. Today, Verrill is a full-service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and seven offices throughout the Northeast. The firm’s attorneys provide award-winning client service to businesses and individuals across the country and around the globe in a variety of areas and industries, including construction, energy, food and beverage, health care, higher education, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications, among others. For more information about the firm and its values, visit www.verrill-law.com.

###

Firm Highlights

Blog

Order of Benefit Deductions from Employee Pay

From time to time we field questions about the order in which deductions for various employee benefits ( e.g. , 401(k) plan elective deferrals and insurance premiums for welfare benefit plan benefits) should be...

Blog

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...

Blog

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

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2020 Year-End Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF . This Client Advisory highlights important developments in the law governing employee benefit plans over the past year. It offers insight into what these developments mean for...

Blog

IRS Notice 2021-15 Provides Clarity Regarding FSA Relief Available Under Consolidated Appropriations Act

Section 214 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) provides a substantial amount of flexibility for the operation of health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). The CAA did, however, leave many open...

News

Verrill Welcomes Highly Experienced Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Partner, William D. Jewett

(January 11, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney William D. Jewett to the firm as a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, resident in the firm’s Boston, Massachusetts office...

Publication/Podcast

Congress Passes Emergency Paid Leave Laws in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 18, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act , a temporary measure designed to increase the availability of paid leave during a time when many...

Blog

Partial Plan Terminations – An Update

In our April 2020 post , we detailed how employee layoffs can cause a qualified retirement plan to undergo a “partial termination,” resulting in required 100% vesting of the affected employees’ benefits. As 2020...

Event

2021 Employment Law Annual Update Series: Part Three

Join us for the third part of our 2021 Employment Law Annual Update! The virtual series will continue through the year on the third Thursday of each month . This year, we are taking...

Blog

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...

Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700