In matters of public policy, solid strategy begins with a clear understanding of the issues, the interests, and the influence needed to achieve results. Maine Street Solutions, a public affairs and consulting service of Verrill, is at the nexus of cutting-edge public policy, legislative advocacy, and the traditional practice of law. We help clients transform problems into opportunities.

From political campaign strategy, coalition building, and lobbying to polling and public relations, our team serves as a valuable resource guiding our clients through government relations. At the ready with proactive and reactive planning, we create integrated plans, and identify and initiate connections to influence perception, behavior, and decisions.

Likewise, business strategy and tactics require a level of capability, and skill in execution through a seasoned network of clients, vendors, and affiliates. Maine Street Solutions offers key planning and execution for entrepreneurs, whether in creating a successful business plan or entering a new marketplace.

Led by former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Michael Saxl, Maine Street Solutions draws upon the skills of experienced legislative advocates and lawyers with strong ties to state and national policymakers at all levels of government and in both political parties. Maine Street Solutions offers a range of services—from traditional legal advocacy and strategic public relations to campaign management and lobbying.

Firm Highlights


Government Relations: Preserving Legal Right of Private Company to Acquire a Maine Company

Some transactions go smoothly. But when they don’t, Verrill is ready. The proposed acquisition of a publicly traded company in Maine by large multinational corporation was just such a transaction. For months, the multinational...


Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting...


Government Relations: Verrill Helps Neighborhood Group in Dispute Over Proposed Ferry Legislation

In 2013, Jim Cohen helped a group of Yarmouth, Maine residents in a state legislative dispute involving the private ferry service serving the Town of Chebeague Island. In early 2013, the ferry service proposed...


First Meeting on Climate Equity Panel

On February 24, the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future sent out a press release regarding the panel on climate equity to hold first meeting on February 26. During the meeting, experts...


Massachusetts Insurers Receive $100M from Obamacare

On March 11, 2021 Boston Business Journal published an article, "Feds have paid Mass. insurers over $100M from Obamacare settlement," discussing that the cash influx could reduce premium increases in the third quarter of...


Energy: Omnibus Energy Legislation

Verrill represented Emera as part of Omnibus Energy Legislation authorizing the State of Maine to procure up to $75 million of natural gas capacity in New England. Our goal was to ensure that the...

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