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Experience

Notable Experience

  • Representation of a real estate developer/owner in a construction dispute with a general contractor involving delay and construction defects resulting in breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and fair dealing and negligence claims.
  • Bench trial in a dispute over the sale of a business where the purchaser alleged that he had been misled about revenues during the due diligence phase. Prevailed, with the client awarded damages, legal fees, interest and the return of certain equipment.
  • Prosecution of breach of contract of fiduciary claims in multiple jurisdictions resulting from a corporate dissolution and shareholder dispute, including parallel actions in the Cayman Islands and India.
  • Defense of a construction company and snow removal contractor in a negligence and breach of contract matter. The matter was settled for 3% of the original demand amount.
  • Defense of a general contractor in a complex construction matter concerning a catastrophic personal injury case with numerous parties. The matter was favorably settled through multiparty mediation.
  • Advising non-profit start up in corporate governance and corporate formation matters; incorporated and registered as a public charity in the State of New York; registered with the appropriate branches of the Attorney General and Secretary of State in Massachusetts; successfully assisted clients in qualifying for federal tax exemption and continue to provide ongoing advice and counsel.

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

Event

Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Blog

Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...

News

Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee

Blog

Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Event

Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...

Publication/Podcast

Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...

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