Biography

Mary has practiced law in the area of trusts and estates continuously since 1987. Her practice includes estate planning, trust and estate administration, and charitable giving.

Mary assists clients with wealth transfer strategies to minimize estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. She also counsels clients with regard to the management of family assets owned in common or in trust and assists with the administration of family foundations.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Chicago  (J.D.)
  • Smith College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

Mary has served as Director of several local arts and cultural organizations, including:

  • Portland Public Library
  • Portland Conservatory of Music
  • Portland Stage Company
  • The Stage at Spring Point
  • Maine Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth under Private Wealth Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Trusts and Estates

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Firm Highlights

News

As the Economy Reopens, Businesses Must be Aware of Possible Lawsuits

On May 11, the Bangor Daily News published an article, "Lawsuits may be next battleground for businesses as pandemic economy reopens," where legal experts give insight on the lawsuits to come as businesses begin...

News

Verrill-law.com Named “Best in Category” at 18th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards

Horizon Interactive Awards Best of Category 2019 badge
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...

Publication/Podcast

Juggling the Costs of Reopening and Litigation: Try Mediation

State governments are creating paths to restart their economies. Businesses desperately want to start generating income and put the COVID-19 crisis behind them. Companies and their management are closely studying the guidelines issued by...

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...

Publication/Podcast

FINALLY!!! . . . SBA Guidance on the Forgiveness Math

The Punch Line : On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration published a new form entitled Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions for Borrowers which, at long last, provides a great deal of guidance on...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

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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

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

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...