Biography

Mike focuses his practice on general litigation with an emphasis on family law, personal injury litigation, and real estate and business disputes.

Mike is admitted in Maine and Massachusetts, where he worked as a law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Mike has handled a wide variety of cases in the Maine trial courts and before the Maine Supreme Court. He has also handled cases in the U.S. District Court in Portland and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association. Mike resides in Portland, Maine, and is a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Honors

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Real Estate in Portland, Maine

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Clerkships

  • Massachusetts Superior Court

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine (1992)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1999)

Firm Highlights

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Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as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...

News

After the EPA Inspector Leaves

On July 17, environmental attorney Mat Todaro appeared on an episode of Amplify Your Process Safety, a process safety and risk management podcast. Co-host Rob Bartlett and Mat discuss EPA inspections, what to expect...

Event

IP & Business Transactional Strategies as Life Science Companies Plan Their U.S. Market Entry

Business law attorney Eugene Ho and IP attorney Beverly Hjorth will be presenting for ACTION Innovation Network members for its webinar series, discussing what life science companies should be thinking about when considering entry...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Blog

Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit

News

Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2020 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 20, 2020) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide , Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication...

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. For more...

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Publication/Podcast

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Invalidated: Does Your Company Have a Plan B?

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/18...

Blog

Verrill Helps State’s Largest Solar Project Obtain Principal Environmental Permit