Careers

Total Quality

Verrill maintains a Total Quality (TQ) program designed to promote continuous quality improvement at the firm. Our TQ effort has become an integral part of the firm's culture, involving everyone at every level, in the effort to ensure that our firm offers the highest-quality service in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Under our TQ program, every employee at Verrill is empowered to offer new ideas and suggestions about how we can provide better, more effective service to our clients. Combined with an enduring commitment to serve our clients and community, TQ enables us to take a step back and do things not the way they have always been done, but the way they should be done.

Over the years, more than 20 Total Quality Action teams have analyzed and improved processes and firm operations including communications, clear and concise billing systems, the organization of client files, wellness, sustainability, associate mentoring, and many more. These teams have profoundly changed the way our firm conducts business and have made an indelible impression in molding our approach to the challenge of providing high-quality service to our clients. Verrill remains committed to its TQ program, and confident that our TQ philosophy will continue to evolve and will remain one of the many attributes that set our firm apart from other legal service providers.

Firm Highlights

Matter

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

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...

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...