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

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...

Blog

Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

Event

Global Virtual Legal Project Management Summit

Event

Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities Under ERISA

Employers have long understood the importance of fiduciary compliance with respect to 401(k) plans and other retirement plans subject to ERISA, and most have sound processes and governance structures in place to ensure the...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

News

Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

Blog

Prop 65: Will the “Short-Form” be Short Lived?

Enacted as part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) requires businesses with ten or more employees that sell products in the state of California to...

News

Verrill Partner to Lead Firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group

(May 14, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that Jim Cohen has been appointed chair of the firm’s Energy, Telecommunications, and Natural Resources Group. Cohen, a former Mayor of Portland, is a long-time...

Publication/Podcast

Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct

Scott Connolly, partner in Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, has authored the chapter “Policies to Guide Employee Conduct and Respond to Misconduct” in MCLE’s book, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts (4th Edition 2021). The...

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...

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