Biography

Patti is a paralegal and estate administrator in Verrill's Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Patti focuses on all aspects of estate administration from the beginning of filings with the court until the closing of the estate.

Patti works on estate, conservatorship, and trust accountings from various states and specializes in federal estate tax filings and fiduciary estate and trust returns. She works directly with her clients, accountants, and other professionals.

Patti joined the firm as a paralegal in 1998 after two years at a small firm in northern Florida, where she worked as a personal injury, toxic tort litigation paralegal.

Patti enjoys spending her time traveling with her husband, family time with her three grown children and grandchildren, appreciating fine wines and dining, gardening, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of North Florida  (Paralegal Certificate)
  • Southern New Hampshire University  (B.S., magna cum laude)

Firm Highlights

Matter

Maine's First Private Natural Gas Pipeline

Assisted a large pulp mill secure legislation to authorize building a private natural gas pipeline that tapped into the Maritimes interstate pipeline to lower the mill's energy costs. To meet the client's schedule, we...

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

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...

Matter

T&D Utility Ownership of Generation

Verrill represented Emera in a lengthy case addressing the extent to which the Maine Restructuring Act prevents affiliates of a Maine T&D utility from acquiring ownership of generation facilities. In 2011, Emera sought approval...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Estate Planning Update

SECURE ACT What you need to know : The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. The most significant provisions of the SECURE Act involve...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Blog

Supreme Court – Updates for 2020

We are barely two months into the new year and already there are significant updates to the 2020 Supreme Court Preview included in our December 2019 Client Advisory (available here ). Below are updates...