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Estate Representation: Conservation Easement Amendment

Our attorneys represented an estate in its negotiations to amend a conservation easement on a large ocean front property in Scarborough, ME. They also worked with the Land Trust to negotiate a building envelope on the parcel and other revisions to the easement to provide certainty for future owners and improve the marketability of the property. Other work on behalf of this client included reviewing the zoning ordinance and working with a surveyor on a proposal for an additional lot on a private way. An attorney from the Verrill Real Estate Group met with town staff and obtained a letter from the Town of Scarborough regarding the potential development of an additional lot on a proposed private way that would add additional value to the land in the eyes of a prospective purchaser.

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Trust Holding Dispute

We represented one of the independent trustees of a trust holding multibillion dollar investments in two public companies in the context of a family dispute respecting control of the family's interest in those companies...

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35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(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...

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Estate and Tax Planning

Representation of a client in connection with estate and tax planning involving net worth in excess of $500,000,000.00, including major philanthropic plans, disposition of an exceptionally valuable art collection and provisions for a non-citizen...

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Prenuptial Agreement

We represented the daughter of billionaire parents in negotiating a prenuptial agreement, including crafting disclosure of both interests in trusts of which she is currently a beneficiary and her contingent interests in assets that...

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Estate and Tax Planning

We provided estate and tax planning, in conjunction with advice from other advisors, to the majority owner of a major family controlled network of businesses to ensure transfer of ownership and control to younger...

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Litigation and Negotiations of Trust

We represented the client and other family members in litigation and negotiations resulting in a settlement pursuant to which the Trustee of a Trust established by the client's late parent, with assets approaching $500,000,000.00...

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1031 Could be a ‘Thing of the Past’

On February 22, Mainebiz published an article, “Is 1031 all done? An investment tool, commercial real estate boon faces elimination,” discussing how the 1031 real estate exchange tax benefit allows investors to defer capital...

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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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Sales of Interest

We have assisted a client and his other advisors in creating and implementing a plan, involving gifts and sales of interests to trusts for the benefit of younger generation family members, involving hundreds of...

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Family Business Termination

We represented key family members operating an extensive family business consisting of numerous operating companies and commercial real estate properties in delicate and volatile negotiations with a senior executive and family member leading to...

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