Resources
Experience

Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006)
Portland City Council (2002-2008)
Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005)
Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007)
Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005)
Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair (2005)
Maine Turnpike Authority, Public Advisory Committee (2017-18)
Portland Charter Commission, Vice Chair (2009-2010)
U.S. Conference of Mayors, Community and Faith-Based Initiatives Task Force, Vice Chair (2006)
Portland City Council Finance Committee, Chair (2006-2008)
Metro Regional Coalition, Chair (2007-2008)
Cumberland County Budget Advisory Committee, Chair (2005)
Downtown Portland Corporation (2005-2006)
Portland City Council, Community Development Committee (2002-2005; 2007-2008)
Creative Economy Steering Committee, Chair (2007-2008)
Sustainable Portland Task Force (2006-2007)
Portland City Council, Energy and Sustainability Committee (2007-2008)
Riverton School Building Committee, Co-Chair (2005-2006)
Cumberland County Civic Center Joint Task Force (2006-2010)
Mayor's Healthy Portland Task Force (2006-2008)
Portland School Department, Budget and Revenue Task Force, Chair (2013-4)

Firm Highlights

News

Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

Publication/Podcast

PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

Matter

Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

Publication/Podcast

Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...