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.

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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

Publication/Podcast

FDA Issues Guidance on IRB Review of Non-Emergency Individual Patient Expanded Access Requests for Investigational Drugs and Biological Products to Treat COVID-19

Prompted by a substantial increase in requests for individual patient access to investigational drugs and biologics to treat COVID-19, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued guidance on June 2, 2020 that outlines...

News

Verrill Welcomes Esteemed Corporate and Securities Attorney Edward Rosenthal

(June 10, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome corporate and securities attorney Edward Rosenthal to the firm as a member of the Business Law Group. Rosenthal brings with him more than 40 years...

Blog

IRS Issues New Guidance on CARES Act Retirement Plan Distributions and Loans

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-50 , which expands relief provided for retirement plan distributions and loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Distributions Under the CARES Act, a...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...

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...

Blog

IRS Allows Tax-Advantaged Leave Donation to COVID-19 Relief Organizations

Under new guidance, the IRS will give favorable tax treatment to employees who donate leave to COVID-19 relief organizations. In IRS Notice 2020-46 , the agency announced that employees who donate paid leave for...

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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...

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...

News

Paycheck Protection Program Focuses on Short-Term and Misses Long-Term Damages

On June 8, the Portland Press Herald published an article, "Revamped emergency loan program remains a short-term fix," discussing the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) extended deadlines and loosened restrictions, but lack of solutions to...

Blog

Financial Institutions . . . In the News

Town & Country Federal Credit Union to host virtual money conference ( Mainebiz 6.23.2020) Connected Credit Union and Winslow Community Federal Credit Union ’s merger is effective June 27 and will be known as...