Establishment of Non-Depository Trust for National Company
Verrill served as special counsel to a national firm in the chartering and licensing of a Maine non-depository trust company as the client’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Non-depository trust companies are highly regulated, and the matter involved a complex application process and close work with state regulatory authorities. Establishing the new company also required navigating the federal Dodd-Frank Act, which included ambiguous language that might have prohibited non-depository trust companies. To solve the ambiguity, Verrill worked with members of the US Senate to include a floor colloquy addressing the matter. After nearly a year,, Verrill and the client were able to efficiently establish and license the new nondepository trust company, as well as license the company for operations in the jurisdiction of its principal office.