Biography

Nancy’s clients trust that she will bring direct and compassionate guidance to divorce, family law litigation, child custody, contempt, and modification proceedings. She also negotiates and prepares prenuptial, postnuptial, and relationship agreements for high-net-worth individuals.

With more than 30 years of experience handling cases at the trial and appellate levels in the state and federals courts of Massachusetts, Nancy is often privately appointed by peer attorneys to arbitrate, conciliate, and mediate divorce cases involving alimony, child support, and the division of complex property comprising businesses, real estate, family partnerships, professional practices, and other assets.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
  • Boston College  (B.A., magna cum laude)

Public Service

  • Member, The Council for Women of Boston College

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Honors

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers© under Family Law (2004-2005; 2010-2014; 2016-2020)
  • Distinguished Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

Blog

Future of Non-Competes: Insights into Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

News

Advice from Former Portland Charter Commission

On June 23, Portland Phoenix published an article, "Those who have been there predict Portland Charter Commission faces steep learning curve," discussing the organizational meeting with Portland's newly elected Charter Commission. In the meeting...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Blog

Massachusetts Now Requires Paid COVID-19 Leave for all Employees

Massachusetts now requires all employers, regardless of size, with Massachusetts employees to offer employees paid, job-protected leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons, including to get or recover from a COVID-19 vaccine. Massachusetts also has established...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Maine Legislature Adopts Major Revision to Its Net Energy Billing Program

On July 1, 2021, LD 936, An Act To Amend State Laws Relating to Net Energy Billing and the Procurement of Distributed Generation became law after Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed the legislatively enacted...

Event

MAME's 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Please join us as we sponsor MAME’s 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament! Proceeds go to the MAME Scholarship Fund to help support students interested in entering the manufacturing and trade industry in Maine. At...

Contact Verrill at (855) 307 0700