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

New Rules for Apprentices on Energy Projects Come with Uncertainty for Contractors and Developers

On January 1, 2021, a new law went into effect setting benchmarks for use of apprentices on energy generation facility construction projects. Enacted in 2019, the law was part of “An Act to Establish...

Matter

Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

Blog

Department of Labor Guidance and Federal Initiatives Counsel a Wait-and-See Approach for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries Interested in Cryptocurrency Options

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor published Compliance Assistance Release 2022-01, 401(k) Plan Investments in “Cryptocurrencies” . The Release strongly discourages the addition of cryptocurrency (and other digital asset) options to the...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Employers Beware: Any Late Wage Payment Means Liability for Triple Damages

News

Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith Elected to the Board of Governors of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Publication/Podcast

Connecticut’s new privacy law: What you need to know

As part of its growing privacy practice, Verrill is pleased to share this advisory on Connecticut’s new privacy law. Verrill is pleased to offer a sophisticated range of privacy and cybersecurity services. On May...

Matter

Recovery From Surety and Professional Liability Carrier for Defective Turbine and Biomass Energy Facility Components

Our client developed a biomass fired cogeneration power facility to sell power back to the grid and to support its sawmill operations. As part of this project, it entered into a $13+ million contract...

News

Groundbreaking Decision Released by Connecticut Supreme Court

In a groundbreaking decision released on May 10, 2022 arising out of an appeal argued by Verrill attorney Andrew Nevas on November 16, 2021 in front of the Connecticut Supreme Court , the Supreme...

Blog

Supreme Leak: NLRA Rights

For blog followers, you likely saw last week’s post reminding you to revisit your confidentiality policies in the wake of the leaking of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health...

Blog

Supreme Leak: Religion at Work

Over the last year, our society has navigated COVID-19 and rules concerning vaccination and masking. As a society and on this blog, we have discussed regularly the role religious freedoms play in the work...

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