Verrill attorneys from nearly every practice group at the firm regularly work with our clients in the manufacturing industry to assist with the many and varied legal, operational, regulatory, and financial challenges that manufacturers, distributors, and businesses in the industry routinely confront.

Our attorneys bring a multidisciplinary approach to advising and guiding manufacturing clients on the development, production, and distribution of their goods, as well as on the protection of their intellectual property and the defense of their products. We understand the highly competitive environment in which manufacturers operate, and we provide strategic, practical, and actionable advice to our clients in connection with the broad range of legal issues they face. In particular, we have exceptional experience assisting manufacturers with the negotiation of transactions, permitting and environmental issues, labor and employment issues, complex tax matters, regulatory compliance, and product liability defense and commercial litigation.

We work with clients across the globe to assist them with their manufacturing and supply agreements, financings, tax and corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate needs. We help businesses up and down the supply chain with an extraordinarily wide range of issues. Our team, including our worldwide network of contacts, can be called upon to handle clients' regulatory compliance and government affairs, project labor agreements, intellectual property protection, contract negotiation and drafting, and related matters. Our litigators handle cases involving "bet the company" commercial business disputes, regulatory investigations, product liability claims, and class action lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country, as well as the defense of enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies.

We are proud of our long history of ensuring the success of our clients in the manufacturing industry.

Firm Highlights

Blog

Identifying and Handling a Hostile Work Environment

Employee claims of “hostile work environments” continue to make news both in Maine and on a national level, putting potentially embarrassing and damaging workplace and employee interpersonal issues into the public eye. But when...

News

Verrill Welcomes Patent Attorney Dean Phelps

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorney Dean Phelps to the firm’s Boston office. Dean is the fifth patent attorney to join Verrill in the past nine months as the...

Publication/Podcast

WEBINAR: Home Care Companies - Wage and Hour Differences/Electronic Visit Verification

For this webinar, Verrill's employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's HR Generalist Amanda Bridge discuss serious implications associated with wage and hour differences and electronic visit verification (EVV) for the home care...

Event

Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical two-day conference on December 10-20, 2019. The event will focus on offering educational...

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

News

Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first...

Blog

Five Employment Law Traps For CFOs Tasked with HR Oversight

Overseeing human resources -- a hat that many CFOs wear -- may mean having to make crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and discipline, and employee terminations. Such decisions may affect HR...

Matter

Establishment of Non-Depository Trust for National Company

Verrill served as special counsel to a national firm in the chartering and licensing of a Maine non-depository trust company as the client’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Non-depository trust companies are highly regulated, and the matter...

Matter

Helping Non-Depository Trust Companies Do Business in Other States

Verrill has helped to form more non-depository trust companies in Maine than any other law firm. We have also helped our trust clients when they look to expand their business into other states. In...

Blog

DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans